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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Regional amusement parks: Fun for all

    Regional amusement parks: Fun for all
    Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again. There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child. The advent of spring means...
  • Travel insurance? Don't wait for storm to form

    Travel insurance? Don't wait for storm to form
    Although Hurricane Earl spared the coastal United States, it was a good reminder that we're in the middle of hurricane season, which runs through November. For travelers, the prospect of more than a dozen named storms this year means potential weather-...
  • Ask Tom why: Is there such a thing as an inland hurricane?

    Dear Tom, While on vacation in northern Wisconsin, residents there said they once experienced an inland hurricane. Is there such a thing? —John Hamermesh Dear John, Other than a hurricane that has moved onshore and is dissipating, there is no...
  • Kevin Dineen's NHL career statistics

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  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk carousel celebrates 100th anniversary in 2011

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk carousel celebrates 100th anniversary in 2011
    A dying breed of carousel celebrates its centennial in 2011 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The 1911 Looff Carousel, simply called the Merry-Go-Round at the Beach Boardwalk, was built by Danish woodcarver Charles Looff, who created Coney Island's...
  • Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season

    Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season
    The state’s two largest private insurers – State Farm Florida and Universal Property & Casualty – are in poor financial shape, according to Weiss Ratings, a firm that evaluates the financial health of companies. The companies were among...
  • Graphic: Hurricane forecast vs. reality

    <b>Graphic:</b> Hurricane forecast vs. reality
  • Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...
  • Hurricane season begins, expect unlicensed contractors to go after your cash

    Hurricane season begins, expect unlicensed contractors to go after your cash
    Florida’s hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, and so does the season of unlicensed contractors, warns state officials. Bids from bad-acting contractors increase as people worry about installing storm shutters, fix roofs and repair fences. The...
  • 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...