Florida’s Gulf coast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Michael caused estimated $8B in insured losses

PANAMA CITY, Fla.— The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 8:10 p.m. An insurance company that produces models for catastrophes is estimating Hurricane Michael caused about $8 billion in insured losses. Boston-based Karen Clark & Company released the estimate Thursday. It includes the privately insured … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Michael caused estimated $8B in insured losses

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

TAMPA, Fla/January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger. Tropical Breeze Casino spokeswoman Beth Fifer said the company does not know what caused Sunday’s huge blaze, which gutted the 12-year-old shuttle … Continue reading Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

Dozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida’s Gulf coast

TAMPA, Fla./January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) — First there were shouts, then screams and then black smoke billowing into sunny Florida skies as a shuttle boat used to carry patrons to a casino ship offshore rapidly became engulfed in flames. But all of the crew and dozens of passengers safely escaped by jumping overboard into chilly waters on … Continue reading Dozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida’s Gulf coast