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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Lehigh Co. emergency management director retiring

    Tom Nervine, Lehigh County's director of emergency services, announced today that he plans to retire next month. Nervine, according to a county news release, has helmed the emergency management department since 2005. He's often thrust into the spotlight...
  • Tropical Storm Debby is reminder to have disaster plan ready for your pets

      As Tropical Storm Debby lashes Florida, Orange County Animal Services urges residents to begin making preparations now.  Here's lots of good advice to keep handy throughout hurricane season.   “It is vitally important for pet owners to have a...
  • Florida Insurance Advocate: In case you forgot, we’re screwed

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott has released a new-and-improved ”assessment calculator” designed to provide a friendly reminder to those of you who purchase insurance that if a catastrophic hurricane...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Hurricane, lawsuits and outerspace

    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here are the top five stories we're reading this morning in politics and government. * The Orlando Sentinel notes that sovereign immunity may protect FAMU from having to make a big lawsuit payout to...
  • Hurricane Charley then & now pictures

    Hurricane Charley then & now pictures
  • Miami Hurricanes

  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • Donating for hurricane relief? Choose wisely

    Donating for hurricane relief? Choose wisely
    Donate — and don't get scammed If you want to help others in your community affected by a hurricane, you may want to give money to one or more charities. Be sure to check out the organizations before you write a check. Here are some tips for making...
  • Get your boat ready before a storm strikes

    Get your boat ready before a storm strikes
    Preparing your boat No one should ever attempt to ride out a storm in a boat. To protect themselves and their craft, boaters need to plan ahead. That means: •Updating your boat- and car-insurance coverage as soon as possible. Some policies cover...
  • Hurricane season 2012 storm names

    Storm names Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie, William Animated weather radar on your phone Use your smartphone app to see real-time...
  • How to handle hurricanes' utility and service outages

    How to handle hurricanes' utility and service outages
    After a big storm, expect utilities and services to be disrupted. Here's what you need to know: Debris Pile debris as neatly and as close to the street as you can. But if you can't identify it, don't touch it. Keep debris from piling up around utility...