Rebuild Florida Outreach Team to assist homeowners

BELLE GLADE — Rebuild Florida Outreach Team will be at the Belle Glade Public Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., on Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will help homeowners register for assistance to rebuild Hurricane Irma damaged […]

Today is the last day to register for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Irma in Florida

ORLANDO — You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 24, to register with FEMA if you have damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida between Sept. 4 and Oct. 18. How to register: • Online at • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you […]

Tips for reporting insurance claims

TALLAHASSEE – Following the landfall of Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are now assessing their homes and property for damage and taking steps to make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage before filing insurance claims. CFO Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier encourage Floridians to be prompt in notifying their insurance companies and cautious of […]

Beware of unlicensed contractors

Okeechobee County officials advise  that you protect yourself from unlicensed contractor activity.  It is recommended that you verity the contractor is licensed and registered to work in Okeechobee County online at or by contacting the Okeechobee county Building Department at 863-763-5548. For more information, contact the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management Community Information […]

Post Hurricane Irma

  These photos were taken of the damage done in the Okeechobee area  by  Hurricane Irma.

Okeechobee during Hurricane Irma

These photos were taken at Red Cross Shelters in Okeechobee over the weekend.

Hurricane Irma Preparations

These photos were taken as  Okeechobee residents prepared for Hurricane Irma.

Residential Guidelines – Separating Garbage from Storm Debris at the Curb

As individuals and families return to the areas affected by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irma to begin the cleanup process, it is important that storm debris remain separate from residential garbage and recycling. FEMA, operating in conjunction with the county, municipalities and contractors will collect storm debris, and Waste Management will collect household garbage and […]