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Disasters

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  • How to survive a hurricane

    A Sun Sentinel review of more than 200 hurricane-related deaths in Florida from 2004-2005 showed that more people died after storms than during storms. The deadliest activity was cleaning up. Here are some tips for staying safe: 1. Beware of heights....
  • Ask questions when you renew your insurance policy

    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane in more than five years, but property insurance premiums continue to rise. Insurers doubled and tripled insurance prices after the devastating 2004 and 2005 season, causing a backlash. Laws passed in 2007 and 2008...
  • Make sure hurricane protection products are approved

    Buying unapproved hurricane door and window coverings can leave you unable to obtain a building permit — and unsafe in a storm. How to protect yourself. Check the label: All approved hurricane protection products are required to carry some kind...
  • Gaby Sanchez named to NL All-Star team; only Marlins player selected

    Gaby Sanchez named to NL All-Star team; only Marlins player selected
    On Saturday when he was asked about the possibility of being named an All-Star, Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez said teammate Anibal Sanchez would get his vote. But National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy had the vote that counted, and Bochy used...
  • Tokyo Disney resort fully reopening theme parks after quake

    Tokyo Disney resort fully reopening theme parks after quake
    The tandem theme parks of the Tokyo Disney resort were scheduled to return to full operation Thursday for the first time since a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11. Photos: Tokyo Disneyland reopens after the quake The Tokyo...
  • 'Cars 2: The Video Game' for PS3 will allow players to race in 3D

    'Cars 2: The Video Game' for PS3 will allow players to race in 3D
    For the upcoming release of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 2,” the racing action will be a little more dimensional in the “Cars 2: The Video Game” for Sony’s Playstation 3. After all, the game will have 3D functionality. The...
  • The new can-do spirit

    The new can-do spirit
    Canning is having a moment. So is pickling, preserving, jam making and all around "putting up," as they used to say — and now do once more — of the season's harvest. And if that puts you in mind of a remote farmhouse kitchen, gingham aprons...
  • Tsunami spawned by Japan's quake smacks California and Oregon

    Tsunami spawned by Japan's quake smacks California and Oregon
    The long arm of a ferocious tsunami crashed into California and the Pacific Northwest on Friday, with 6- to 8-foot surges flooding beaches and harbors, splintering docks, crushing scores of boats in marinas and triggering evacuations of shoreline...
  • The soul of miso

    The soul of miso
    Of all the things he could have done in life, Kenji Tsukamoto has chosen to grow mold for a living. He is a fourth-generation koji-ya, or artisanal "mold maker," on Sado island on the western coast of Niigata, Japan. It's rare to find a traditional koji-...
  • Ted Danson dives into 'Oceana'

    Ted Danson dives into 'Oceana'
    "I've always been kind of a shill," says Ted Danson. "The guy out in front of the tent saying, 'Thank you so much for watching "Cheers," come on in and let me introduce you to the marine biologists who have something really important to tell you.'" The...
  • Japan struggles in quake's aftermath

    Japan struggled on Saturday to recover from its worst earthquake, which unleashed enough energy to generate a tsunami that threatened several countries along the Pacific Rim, including the United States where parts of California and the rest of the West...