Insurance companies are prepared to meet Floridians' needs after Hurricane Irma, state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier said Thursday. The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday morning. With large-scale evacuations under way and travel conditions hard, both schools made the decision not to play football this weekend. Because UCF and Memphis is an American Athletic Conference game, the schools are examining potential rescheduling options. All relocation and rescheduling possibilities were exhausted.
Florida State vs. ULM will not be made up.
The cancellations came after Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered all state colleges and universities closed through Monday to support shelter and emergency relief efforts.
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EST but was moved to an 11 a.m. kickoff on Wednesday as Hurricane Irma intensified. Rick Scott advised that all state universities focus on storm preparation.
"Florida's policyholders fully expect that the insurance companies they entrust to protect their homes will be there during their time of need, and we'll do everything possible to protect Florida's policyholders throughout the entire post-storm process", Patronis said.
"You never really know what you're going to get yourself into until you know exactly where you're at, and once we understand where we're needed, we'll start to address the various issues that we may find down there", Nick Austin told us.
Florida State has more than a dozen players on its roster who are from South Florida, which is expected to receive the greatest brunt of the hurricane.