FPL now has 13,500 crews from around the country, as well as its own, on hand to restore power once hurricane and tropical winds subside, Silagy said. “We’re frankly more prepared for this hurricane than we have been for any storm in the history of our company,” he said. But Hurricane Irma is the kind that “can snap concrete poles and bend metal,” he said. Silagy expects overgrown vegetation and debris to cause some equipment failures, as well as flooding. “We’re going to see a lot of damage. We’re going to see areas where we’re going to have to rebuild,” Silagy said.
Governor Rick Scott recently warned Florida’s seaports that they could lose critical state funding if they make any shipping deals with Cuba. He later told reporters: “I don’t believe any port in our state, none of them, should be doing business with a brutal dictator.” These would be stirring words if they didn’t reek with hypocrisy.
With voting completed in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states, the race was too close to call in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia, leaving the race for the White House on a knife’s edge.
Even if you’re a registered voter in Florida, your vote may not be a sure thing. That’s not due to fraud or Russian hacking of electronic voting machines, but because, under state law, virtually any other voter in your county can challenge your right to vote.
In Florida, the Clinton campaign estimates early Latino voting is up 139 percent, or more than twice as much, compared to 2012. Will early voting give the Clinton campaign an edge going into Election Day?
Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security agents at a rally in Reno after a false alarm as someone in the crowd shouted “gun” during scuffles with a man who held up a ‘Republicans against Trump’ sign.
When pressed, Rubio says he intends to serve the full term as a senator. Who believes that? There’s only one job he cares about, and he’s going to try again in 2020.
The solar-power amendment on Florida’s ballot is a slick, oily fraud. Promoted as a way to expand solar energy and protect residents who want it, Amendment 1 would do just the opposite.
Florida is the largest of four remaining states that strip all former felons of voting rights, accounting for nearly half of those barred from voting nationally.
Quinnipiac survey shows crucial independent voters swinging to Hillary Clinton in Florida. Clinton drew 48 percent, besting Trump, who garnered 44 percent.
Gary Johnson is an affable flake with zero chance of winning, yet millions of disenchanted Americans are expected to vote for him this year. We’ve been down this path before, with crushing consequences.
“I’m not going to extend [the voter registration period]” despite the hurricane’s impact, said Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee.”Everybody has had a lot of time to register.”
“If you’re reluctant to evacuate, just think about all the people … already killed,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “Time is running out. This is clearly either going to have a direct hit or come right along the coast.”
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has ordered an evacuation of more than a million people in coastal areas, about a quarter of whom were expected to comply.
Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Republican rival Donald Trump in Florida and New Mexico, strengthening her position, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Donald Trump committed perjury. Or he looked into the faces of the Republican faithful and knowingly lied. There is no third option.
Election Day is still two months away, but in Florida it feels as if it’s tomorrow. With the state’s voter registration deadline looming in mid-October, absentee ballots arriving around the same time and early voting starting October 24, the real scramble for votes is happening now.
Latino Republicans in the all-important swing state of Florida are voicing their support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and encouraging others in their party to do the same.
Four people in Dade and Broward counties were infected in early July, got sick a week later and were diagnosed a couple of days after that. “All the evidence we have seen indicates that this is mosquito-borne transmission that occurred several weeks ago,” said Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Shots erupted outside a party for teenagers at a Florida nightclub early on Monday, killing two people and wounding as many as 17 others in the latest burst of gun violence to wrack the state this summer, according to authorities.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, has lessened his state’s environmental regulations, creating a toxic outbreak that’s threatening his state’s coastal fishing areas.
When has there been such a burst of sickening headlines from one place? First, the killing of singer Christina Grimmie by an unhinged stalker with a handgun. Then the vicious slaughter at the Pulse nightclub by a homophobic wannabe jihadist with an AR-15. And, finally, the snatching of a toddler by an alligator roaming a Disney lake. All three stories are datelined Orlando, Fla., a stunningly freakish coincidence.
Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott went to California to steal some jobs. Scott urged California businesses to pack up and move to Florida because the minimum wage in Florida is only $8.05 an hour. That was actually the thrust of his selling point: Why are you paying your workers $10 an hour? Floridians will work dirt cheap!