Saturday, October 20, 2018
Caldwell said the average Floridian in the city or suburb might not understand just how wide ranging the department’s responsibilities are.
Is there more to the Democrat that has never held elective office than just a puff of smoke? Florida Daily asked the Ft. Lauderdale Democrat about her plans if she wins.
Scott and state CFO Jimmy Patronis called on Florida’s insurance companies “to expeditiously respond to policyholders’ needs and to treat families fairly” and insisted the “quick response of insurance companies is critical to the recovery of Florida families following Hurricane Michael.” 
“This is what I was told: ‘We’re not in the business of picking winners and losers.’
The two senators sent a letter to U.S. VA Sec. Robert Wilkie on the matter on Thursday after the hurricane hit parts of the Big Bend and the Panhandle. 
Run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), these loans “will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Michael."
Patronis and state Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier held a call with representatives of insurance companies on Monday as residents of the Panhandle and Big Bend readied for the hurricane. 
With Hurricane Michael hitting parts of Northern Florida, including the Big Bend area and the Panhandle, the U.S. Department of Labor is ready to help workers in the Sunshine State. 
“The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10. Duke Energy has already donated $50,000,” the governor’s office noted. 
Hurricane Michael is currently forecast to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle very soon.