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Florida lawmakers look to approve additional hurricane relief during special session

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are planning to address the need to provide relief to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Idalia.

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Farmers saw losses as high as $371 million, and now lawmakers are proposing $235 million in disaster relief.

Plus, an additional $182 million to help prevent storm damage and clear the backlog of applications for the “My Safe Florida Home” program.

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Florida’s CFO, Jimmy Patronis, said that the program helps homeowners save on property insurance.

“The average participant in the My Safe Florida Home program is seeing their premiums drop by $1,000 a year,” Patronis said.

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The special session continues Tuesday and Channel 9 will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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