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  • Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas

    Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas
    NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms. Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds
    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • FEMA sends preliminary flood maps to Palm Beach County

    FEMA sends preliminary flood maps to Palm Beach County
     UPDATE: The Federal  Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that the  the digital maps of the preliminary Palm Beach County flood zone were mailed the day after the paper maps were mailed. "The county and communities are free to post them on their...
  • It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?

    It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?
    If you moved to South Florida after Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and are wondering what the big deal is about storm season, a free Hurricane Expo in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday will help get you motivated to prepare. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...
  • Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach

    Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach
    Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach. City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
  • FEMA ready to release Palm Beach County flood maps

    FEMA ready to release Palm Beach County flood maps
    Homeowners in Palm Beach County are about to find out whether they'll still need to buy flood insurance. Federal officials in the next few weeks will release preliminary flood zone maps for the county, the first done in more than 30 years. "We are...
  • Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

    Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave
    The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County

    Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County
    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...
  • C. City updating its tree inventory

    Cooper City is enlisting volunteers to catalog trees in public spaces, parks and along swales to help with maintenance and record keeping in the event of a major storm. "We're really hoping to accomplish two things: giving public works the information...
  • Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday

    Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday
    Our shiny red generator sits in the garage with a bunch of junk piled on top. After Hurricane Wilma left us without power for what seemed an eternity in 2005, we and many others got generators for free thanks to a Federal Emergency Management Agency...
  • Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years

    Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years
    After a nine year wait, Miramar is finally ready to rebuild its hurricane-destroyed police headquarters. The city agreed last week to spend $22.9 million for a three-story, 65,000 square foot building to house most of the police department's 270...