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Political storm looms as hurricane season begins Friday

Hurricane Rita. Photo Credit: NOAA

State officials hope Florida can make it one more year without a major hurricane hitting the state, but a political maelstrom over the cost of property insurance seems inevitable.

Hurricane season begins Friday and lasts until Nov. 30, but Tropical Storm Beryl already hit the Jacksonville area this week. The early start to the season coincides with an undercurrent of political wrangling over the rates of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

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