Sebastian Daily  

Indian River County Participating in ‘Operation Green Light’ 

Indian River County is participating in Operation Green Light, a new initiative between Indian River County, the Florida State Association of Counties, the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers, and the National Association of Counties. 



FL Gov 

Governor Ron DeSantis Cautions Residents to Monitor Subtropical Storm Nicole  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order (EO) 22-253, declaring a State of Emergency for 34 counties in the potential path of Subtropical Storm Nicole. Governor DeSantis has issued the EO in an abundance of caution so that communities can prepare and families and businesses can create a plan and gather necessary resources in the event that Subtropical Storm Nicole gains in strength. The Governor’s Office and FDEM are in constant contact with local government officials from all 67 counties, the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service. 


News Herald  

Bay County eligible to apply for federal grant after Star Avenue fire  

PANAMA CITY — A natural disaster from earlier this year opened the door for Bay County to qualify for federal funding.   



Alachua County Health Department offers free Narcan to reduce overdose deaths  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Life-saving medication is now being provided for free at the Florida Department of Health of Alachua County in an effort to reduce overdose deaths. 



Marco Eagle 

Collier County: 1 million cubic yards of debris collected from Ian  

Clean-up efforts from Hurricane Ian have hit a milestone in Collier County. 




Affordable Housing Is Slow to Recover After Disasters. Here’s Why.  

The housing tends to be older, is more often rented, making it less likely to be maintained and more vulnerable to serious damage in the wake of a disaster. But there are steps communities can take to help. 


My News 13 

Orange County rent control votes won’t be certified  

ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orange County judge on Thursday issued two temporary injunctions requested by Realtors and landlords to stop a rent control ballot question from moving forward this election season. 


My News 13 

Rental notice ordinance helps some tenants stay housed  

When rent went up from $1,000 to $1,500 earlier this year at the duplex Ivette Luna had rented month-to-month for seven years, the level of her stress increased as well. 


Southwest Florida Business Today 

Commissioners approve grant agreements for housing assistance  

Fort Myers, FL– The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to award Disaster Assistance State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) grant agreements totaling about $4.5 million to nonprofit housing development organizations to assist households affected by Hurricane Ian.