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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Local Songs: Freedom of choice

    Sometimes, life is grand. We accomplish our goals, are in happy relationships and love our jobs. Other times, life is complicated and takes a tremendous amount of effort not to become overwhelmed. That’s when we dream of running away from all that&...
  • Sweat Records turns 5

    The fact that Sweat Records is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend is an impressive accomplishment — especially considering that if Mother Nature had had her way, Sweat wouldn’t have lasted a year. The morning after Hurricane...
  • What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant

    What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant
    Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon. The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators. Before he could...
  • Menchville takes both spots in PD boys tennis final; Monarchs' Spencer, Heritage's Tonkins reach girls final

    Menchville takes both spots in PD boys tennis final; Monarchs' Spencer, Heritage's  Tonkins reach girls final
    NEWPORT NEWS -- The singles championship matches of the Peninsula District tennis tournament will feature the color purple -- Menchville, that is -- and a Heritage girl whose style and mannerisms might remind fans of Rafael Nadal. Menchville senior...
  • 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...
  • Avoid the frozen food section -- until after hurricane season

    Avoid the frozen food section -- until after hurricane season
    Tropical Storm Emily reminds us: 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, said Marilyn Gordon, a...
  • Buy hurricane shutters now while available -- not all stores carry them

    Buy hurricane shutters now while available -- not all stores carry them
    You may want to buy shutters now to prepare for the hurricane season -- if you can find them. Not all stores stock them especially since South Florida hasn't had a serious  threat after Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Some chain stores, for example, may have...
  • Animation: Bad year for hurricanes depends on the Bermuda High

    <b>Animation: </b>Bad year for hurricanes depends on the Bermuda High
  • The 1920s: Tensions, economic bust and hurricane slam booming city

    Perhaps in reaction to the heady, more innocent decade that preceded it, or as the result of a swollen population and unchecked growth, life in 1920s Fort Lauderdale became a little more wobbly, a bit more uncertain, characterized by great progress and...
  • The 1940s: War turns city into an armed camp — but it keeps on growing

    A world at war forced an interruption in the city's swift growth. Though far from actual hostilities, Fort Lauderdale was on a firm war footing because of its proximity to the sea and enemy vessels. The city became an armed camp. Artillery was mounted...
  • The 2000s: 100 years of changes — and our city's story has only just begun

    Storms both economic and meteorological swept Fort Lauderdale and the rest of the region. Hurricane Wilma in 2005 was the worst storm to hit the city since the unnamed hurricane of 1926, peeling windows from downtown buildings and roofs from homes....