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Meteorological Disasters

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  • The wins aren't there, but Jonathan Mayo keeps coming out

    The wins aren't there, but Jonathan Mayo keeps coming out
    Each day, he's convinced it will happen. Every practice brings hope, every game seems so winnable. Shoot, the kid is convinced his team can play with anyone in the district. But for Jonathan Mayo, a rare three-sport athlete at Heritage, the losses keep...
  • For storm season, check insurance

    For storm season, check insurance
    When it comes to protecting condominiums and homeowners communities from hurricanes, Florida law may not require as much property insurance as you may think - or need. These are tough times for shared communities across the state, and the notion of...
  • Little League: Twins start out strong, finish with 5-0 shutout

    The Twins scored four runs in the bottom of the first and used that strong start to score an eventual, 5-0 shutout win over the Giants in Fountain Valley Little League Minor A Division action. Nathan Young brought in the first run on a single, Riley...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Top Officials Survey Storm-Ravaged South

    Top Officials Survey Storm-Ravaged South
    Federal officials vowed urgent support on Sunday for a region devastated by the deadliest U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina, even as they acknowledged recovery would not be quick or easy. President Barack Obama's administration is trying to...
  • How safe are state's nuclear plants?

    Nuclear power critics and federal lawmakers raised questions about the nation's power supply, including Florida's five nuclear reactors and proposals to build four new ones, in light of the crisis in Japan. Florida Power & Light, the state's largest...
  • Hurricanes pick up late juco D-tackle Darius Smith for 2011 class

    Hurricanes pick up late juco D-tackle Darius Smith for 2011 class
    Darius Smith has wanted to play at the University of Miami for quite some time. The problem was, Miami also wanted Smith, but not all 370 pounds of him. The defensive tackle at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., however, proved to Hurricanes' coaches...
  • Midwestern parks create new ways to thrill you

    Midwestern parks create new ways to thrill you
    Take a deep breath. Now picture yourself spinning nearly 30 stories above the Lake Erie shoreline in two-person swings that allow riders' feet to dangle. At the ride's pinnacle, the swings spin at 25 to 30 mph at almost 45 degrees from the tower. Welcome...
  • Graphic: Hurricane forecast vs. reality

    <b>Graphic:</b> Hurricane forecast vs. reality
  • WeatherBug: 7 to 8 hurricanes this year

    WeatherBug: 7 to 8 hurricanes this year
    The upcoming hurricane season should see above average activity but not as much as last year, according to WeatherBug. In a seasonal outlook released on Wednesday, it predicts 13-14 named storms, including 7-8 hurricanes, will emerge. It calls for four...