6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

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.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/02/coronavirus-americans-file-initial-jobless-claims-layoffs-mount/5110129002/

Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue statewide stay-at-home order for Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) β€” Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for the entire state of Florida, starting Thursday at midnight.

β€œIt makes sense to make this move now,” he said, of the order taking effect at midnight and in place for the next 30 days.

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https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/gov-ron-desantis-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-state-of-florida

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

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
https://www.bahamas.com/relief

Accepting donations of needed items or cash visit this link https://www.bahamas.com/relief:

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Provide Supplies and drop off at the following locations:

Tropix Shopping
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

Yellow Cab
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
United States
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday

What Is Needed:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Life-Threatening Conditions Imminent as Hurricane Michael Is Close to Catastrophic

 

Photo by: The NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

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.

Read on… https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2018-10-10-hurricane-michael-cat4-historic-landfall-gulf-coast-florida