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PSC chair comments about Hurricane Irma's power lessons

Gov. Scott declares pre-Irma State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma’s projected path as of Sept. 4, 2017.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in the state as rapidly growing Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall later this week.

Water district acquires Rainbow River Ranch property

Rainbow River

Purchase made in partnership with Nature Conservancy

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) has closed on the purchase of the environmentally important Rainbow River Ranch.

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State Fire Marshal speaks to Hurricane Season

June 1 is the official start to the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater would like to remind Floridians to write down the State of Florida’s toll-free insurance helpline number (1-877-693-5236).

Water district approves proposed millage rate

The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) adopted a proposed FY2016-17 millage rate of 0.3317 mill, 4.9 percent lower than the current fiscal year.

For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the District tax would be $33 a year, or about $2.76 per month.

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