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Tim Mullen, 47, and Michael Brissette, 11, cover their windows with hurricane shutters in preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Tampa.
Storms and property damage go hand in hand. Here’s how to prepare.
An energy gateway for Central Florida, Port Tampa Bay hosts annual resiliency and emergency preparation exercises to prepare for events like Hurricane Ian.
FedNat Insurance is the sixth Florida insurer to go insolvent this year.
While drivers will probably see some empty pumps, prices should mostly hold steady and may even keep dropping.

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  1. An aerial view of the rooftops pictured from the corner of Heronglen Drive and Heronview Cres Drive in Fishhawk Ranch, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Lithia.
  2. The Florida Aquarium and its administrative offices will be closed effective at 3 p.m. Monday because of Hurricane Ian. Administrators have not decided when it will reopen.
  3. AAA said that gas prices around Florida are likely to hold steady or even continue falling as the storm enters the Gulf of Mexico.
  4. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  5. Known for its rooftop bar, Hotel Zamora at 3701 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach has been sold to a Minnesota real estate investor and developer for $34.7 million.
  6. Yura Vine Brothers will open a new plant boutique in Water Street Tampa's Cora apartment building at 1011 E Cumberland Ave.
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  8. BeReal on the App Store displayed on a phone screen.
  9. Recently, Tampa International moved forward with a $790 million new terminal, the first since 2005.
  10. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a press conference following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting and a 0.75 percent increase in the federal funds rate in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
  11. George Naylor looks over organic apples grown on his farm, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, near Churdan, Iowa. Naylor, along with his wife Patti, began the transition to organic crops in 2014. The demand for organics has increased so fast that the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month committed up to $300 million to help farmers switch from conventional crops.
  12. A Florida law that targets social media companies over decisions to remove politicians and other users from their platforms is facing legal challenges. After two lower courts ruled against the law, the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.
  13. Actor Corin Nemec is moving to the Tampa Bay area to make independent movies.
  14. Now the IRS is refunding $1.2 billion in fines that it charged 1.6 million taxpayers for failing to file their taxes on time.
  15. The Pickleball Club will open its first center at 1300 Sarasota Center Blvd. in Lakewood Ranch in December. The Sarasota company plans to open 15 private pickleball centers around the state at a cost of $180 million.
  16. A stainless steel Belly Bowl pictured at the Pitcher Pottery table during the Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in Tampa. Unlike a typical mixing bowl, the Belly Bowl has a dent on its side to allow users to hold it up to their belly for easy mixing.
  17. In celebration of World Car-Free day, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will be fare-free for all riders on all routes on Thursday.
  18. Hillsborough County commissioners took the first step Wednesday toward regulating retail sales of rabbits. Shown are rabbits at the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo in November 2021.
  19. Jennifer Quinn fills her SUV at a gas station in Needham, Mass., in March. The average price of regular gasoline nationwide was up slightly Wednesday, the first time prices have climbed in 99 days.
  20. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key short-term rate by a substantial three-quarters of a point for the third consecutive time Wednesday. The goal is to slow consumer spending, reducing demand for homes, cars and other goods and services, eventually cooling the economy and lowering prices.
  21. Clothing sits on tables for shoppers in a Costco warehouse Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, in Sheridan, Colo. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key short-term rate by a substantial three-quarters of a point for the third consecutive time Wednesday, Sept. 21. The goal is to slow consumer spending, reducing demand for homes, cars and other goods and services, eventually cooling the economy and lowering prices.
  22. A nurse helps a patient.
  23. The Space Launch System rocket sits on the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39B as spectators wait across the water at Rotary Riverfront Park in Titusville, hoping to see NASA's Artemis I mission launch.
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