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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Hurricane Earl

    Hurricane Earl
  • Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again

    Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again
    After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly. At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
  • 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...
  • How to survive a hurricane

    A Sun Sentinel review of more than 200 hurricane-related deaths in Florida from 2004-2005 showed that more people died after storms than during storms. The deadliest activity was cleaning up. Here are some tips for staying safe: 1. Beware of heights....
  • Ask questions when you renew your insurance policy

    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane in more than five years, but property insurance premiums continue to rise. Insurers doubled and tripled insurance prices after the devastating 2004 and 2005 season, causing a backlash. Laws passed in 2007 and 2008...
  • Make sure hurricane protection products are approved

    Buying unapproved hurricane door and window coverings can leave you unable to obtain a building permit — and unsafe in a storm. How to protect yourself. Check the label: All approved hurricane protection products are required to carry some kind...
  • Gaby Sanchez named to NL All-Star team; only Marlins player selected

    Gaby Sanchez named to NL All-Star team; only Marlins player selected
    On Saturday when he was asked about the possibility of being named an All-Star, Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez said teammate Anibal Sanchez would get his vote. But National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy had the vote that counted, and Bochy used...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ready for hurricane? Don't forget your pet

    Ready for hurricane? Don't forget your pet
    With hurricane season starting June 1, don't forget to make arrangements for your pet in case of a storm. "People tend to think about people, but your pet needs to be taken care of also," said Lisa Mendheim, spokeswoman for Broward County Animal Care and...