A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus continued to take a huge toll on the economy and workers
The total is double the previous week’s claims tally of 3.3 million, which was revised up by a modest 24,000 to 3.3 million. A stunning 10 million workers now have sought unemployment benefits in just two weeks, exceeding the nearly nine million who lost jobs from 2008 to 2010 amid the Great Recession.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for the entire state of Florida, starting Thursday at midnight.
“It makes sense to make this move now,” he said, of the order taking effect at midnight and in place for the next 30 days.
Hurricane Dorian has delivered a devastating blow to two of our major islands – Grand Bahama and Abaco. We are extremely saddened by the loss of life, homes destroyed and landscape damaged. The spirit and resolve of our people remains strong, and we will continue to help everyone impacted.
The Government and people of the Islands of The Bahamas appreciate the outpouring of concern and offers of generous support in the wake of the hurricane. The best way to support the relief and recovery effort is through a monetary contribution to one of our trusted partners or a donation of specific goods identified at the bottom of this page
Accepting donations of needed items or cash visit this link https://www.bahamas.com/relief:
- The Bahamas Red Cross Society
- National Association of The Bahamas
- Atlantis Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund
- Hurricane Relief Fund – CTO – The Caribbean Tourism Organization
- Royal Caribbean – Help the Bahamas Recover from Hurricane Dorian
Provide Supplies and drop off at the following locations:
5610 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Dania Beach City Hall
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Christ Episcopal Church
3481 Hibiscus Street
Miami, FL 33133
Sands Harbor Resort & Marina
125 N Riverside Dr.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Attn: Regina McGee or Mike Livesy
800 NW 7th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-565-8900 or 954-881-2331
Synergy Shipping LLC
4765 NW 103rd Ave
Sunrise, FL 33351
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday
What Is Needed:
Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian:
Hurricane Michael is close to a catastrophic, unprecedented Category 4 strike on the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend with a life-threatening storm surge and over 100 mph winds possible not just near the coast, but also inland that could leave some areas without power for over a week.