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Meteorological Disasters

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  • 6th victim found in Italian cruise ship wreck

     
    Italian cruise ship wreck yields sixth victim. Witness accounts allege human error caused disaster....
  • Costa Concordia shipwreck shifts, halting rescue work

     
    Wrecked Italian ship moves halting salvage work; Prosecutors investigate recordings and witnesses...
  • Superstitious worrier to hurricane chief Bill Read: Don't leave

     
    Uh-oh. National Hurricance Center Director Bill Read has announced that he'll be retiring in June. Ordinarily, I'd wish him goodbye and good luck, because do most people really care who heads a government agency? But I'm the superstitious type, and......
  • Last FEMA trailer leaves New Orleans six years after Katrina

     
    The last FEMA trailer has left New Orleans, closing a brutal chapter in the city’s history more than six years after Hurricane Katrina stormed through the region and the levee system failed....
  • Movie Quote Quiz

     
    Today’s rousing Movie Quote Quiz draws on three themes and from films old and new. Specifically, all these movies contain at least one of these actors or fit into one category. As you’re identifying the movies in the Comments, identify......
  • Insurance companies could buy up to $150 million a year in tax credits under Alexander plan

     
    Insurance companies could get up to $150 million a year combined in credits against their insurance-premium or corporate-income taxes, under a last-minute plan hatched Thursday by Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander to raise money for the state’s...
  • Senate introduces last-minute plan to trade insurance tax breaks for CAT fund contributions

     
    With barely 24 hours remaining in the 2012 session, Florida budget writers unveiled – and adopted – a never-before-seen-in-public plan to give tax credits to insurance companies that kick money into a state hurricane-insurance fund. The idea...
  • Talking with Theory of a Deadman: Move toward pop has made band popular

     
    If Canadian rock band Theory of a Deadman’s most recent albums sound as if they’re moving the band closer and closer to a pop sound, so be it, says singer/frontman Tyler Connolly. That’s just the evolution of the group. These......
  • Beware light storm season predictions

     
    Uh-oh. A bunch of hurricane experts have predicted a lighter-than-usual storm season, my colleague Ken Kaye reports. Which probably means this is the year we'll get hit by The Big One. Not to be a cynic or a pessimist, but......
  • An interview with National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward

     
    An extended interview with Jesmyn Ward, whose novel "Salvage the Bones" won the 2011 National Book Award....
  • Save money by limiting freezer food during hurricane season

    Save money by limiting freezer food during hurricane season
    Here's one South Florida money-saving tip: Save up to hundreds of dollars by not stocking up on frozen foods until after the hurricane season. A prolonged power outage after a storm could cost you plenty in spoiled freezer food. Just ask the South...