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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Flood advisory issued for Broward, Miami-Dade

    Flood advisory issued for Broward, Miami-Dade
    An urban flood advisory issued for Broward and Miami-Dade counties until 8:30 p.m. on Friday has been canceled.But all is not sunny: Expect a cloudy wet weekend. Because of that disturbance in the Gulf, portions of south Florida can expect 4 to 6 inches...
  • No break in heat; good chance of storms

    No break in heat; good chance of storms
    As previously noted, Miami has been sweating through a record string of days with 90-degree plus temperatures. Doesn't look like the streak will end anytime soon. Tuesday's forecast for Miami and the rest of South Florida: Partly sunny with highs in the...
  • How well will your cell phone work during Hurricane Irene or other potential disaster?

    How well will your cell phone work during Hurricane Irene or other potential disaster?
    Among the biggest questions for cell phone users is how well will my cell phone work during a hurricane or other disaster? Will you have a strong signal? Will the cell phone towers in your neighborhood be able to handle increased traffic that will likely...
  • 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....
  • Everglades' levee fails to meet federal standards

    Everglades' levee fails to meet federal standards
    New flood control concerns are surfacing about the 60-year-old, earthen levee that keeps the Everglades from swamping South Florida communities spread across former wetlands. The Broward County portion of the East Coast Protective Levee fails to meet...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • Kevin Dineen's NHL career statistics

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  • Former DePaul signee Shane Larkin says 'Miami visit went very good'

    Former DePaul signee Shane Larkin says 'Miami visit went very good'
    Shane Larkin, a 2011 DePaul basketball recruit who was released from his Blue Demons' scholarship last week due to a medical issue, resurfaced at Miami on Friday. Following his visit, Larkin sent a text message on Friday night about his trip reading,...
  • National Hurricane Center hunting for a new director

    National Hurricane Center hunting for a new director
    The National Hurricane Center is looking for a new director. After four storm seasons, Bill Read is calling quits as head of the hurricane center, prompting a national search for his replacement. “I’ve done pretty much all I set out to do in...