Hurricanes

Lawsuit Settlement Helps Disabled And Elderly Floridians Re-Apply For Disaster Food Assistance

The ability of our communities to successfully bounce back from disasters like Hurricane Irma depend on our most vulnerable neighbors getting the resources they need to recover.

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WRLN: Community Groups Begin Work On Hurricane Plans…

WLRN covers our presser announcing a series of community resiliency meetings in Miami Dade and Broward Counties.

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Miami Organizations Announce Community Resiliency Meetings In Miami-Dade & Broward

The community meetings are just one part of a larger statewide initiative dedicated to building better resilience infrastructure within low-income neighborhoods.

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Disaster Resilence Community Meetings

Check out this list of planned community meetings in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and join one near you to help create disaster preparedness plans for your community.

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NewFM Steps Up Voter Registration Efforts as Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria begin to Arrive in Florida

New Florida Majority's voter registration efforts now include ensuring that those escaping the devestation of Hurricane Maria know that they have a political voice and a right to vote now that they are living in Florida.

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Tell Us A Bit About Your Hurricane Irma Experience

Fill out this survey about your Hurricane Irma experience so that we can improve local government's response to storms and implement plans that better serve neighborhood emergency response needs.

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Communities Look to Make Emergency Planning More Equitable After Irma

Liberty City activist and NewFM member Valencia Gunder hosts a post-Irma discussion that brings together a diverse group of almost 100 people across Miami Dade County to help generate solutions that prioritize low-income communities in storm and other emergency disaster planning efforts.

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Mercado on Facing South Florida: Poor Communities Dealing With Hurricane Irma

NewFM Executive Director Andrea Mercado talks to CBS4's Jim DeFede on Sunday's Facing South Florida program about this week's County Budget hearings and local goverment's response to Hurricane Irma.

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The New Tropic: When are we really going to talk about Hurricane Irma?

Ariel Zirulnick of the New Tropic writes about how Hurricane Irma should be a wake-up call for all policymakers on the equity of hurricane preparedness plans, especially as it related to "our most vulnerable populations: the elderly and those living at or near the poverty line."

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USA Today: Frustrations boil over in Miami following Hurricane Irma

Alan Gomez of USA Today files a report from Tuesday’s Miami-Dade County budget meetings. writing how local residents are growing increasingly frustrated that “government and power officials haven’t yet gotten the region completely up and running.”  “In the days after the storm, families went hungry, elders suffered from the heat, people with diabetes were desperately asking for…

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