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Hurricane Andrew (1992)

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  • If there's no Citizens Insurance, then what?

     
    When Gov. Scott told a Broward business group last month that he wanted to "fix" Citizens Insurance, I sensed that he had some big things in mind. Last week, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that Scott's vision includes completely dismantling the........
  • Beware those "lesser" hurricanes

     
    We have a natural tendency to discount the "weaker" hurricanes, those Cat. 1 and 2 cyclones that seem so run-of-the-mill compared with the Cat. 4 and 5 beasts that show up from time to time.But the smaller tempests are sometimes......
  • Most birds survive storm but seem to be lying low

    If you noticed a lack of bird calls or even bird sightings after Hurricane Charley, that probably meant that the birds were just as shell-shocked as everyone else, but they seem to have survived. Jack Stout, professor of biology at the University of...
  • Q&A: Homeowners insurance policy

    If your house was damaged by Hurricane Charley, you're probably confronting your homeowners insurance policy for the first time in a long time. You're not alone. Homeowners insurance -- with its arcane rules, sliding deductibles and various exclusions --...
  • Fury of Charley shocks Floridians

    The death toll from Hurricane Charley rose to at least 16 as millions of Floridians in a 200-mile stretch from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Ocean struggled to put their homes and lives back together. At daybreak, many stunned survivors of Charley's...
  • Florida's forgotten storm: The Hurricane of 1928

    They are in their 80s and 90s now, much of their memories fogged by time, but even 75 years later, the details come flooding back. The sting of the wind whipping their faces. The look of terror in the eyes of their parents. The desperation that held them...
  • lnsurers are facing claims ranging up to $14 billion

    Tens of thousands of claims poured in Monday from Fort Myers to Daytona Beach as insurers began calculating the dollar cost of Hurricane Charley. Although only a small fraction of the anticipated claims have been submitted already, industry experts...
  • Rebuilding will provide boon

    The hit to Florida's $500 billion economy from Hurricane Charley will soar into the tens of billions of dollars but the negative effects will be offset by nearly as much in spending on reconstruction, economists said Tuesday. "For Hurricane Charley, I...
  • Charley rips across Florida

    Hurricane Charley bullied its way up Florida's midsection Friday, flipping small airplanes, tearing off roofs, knocking down trees and flooding roads as it headed from coastal Charlotte County through Orlando and Daytona Beach. At least three people were...
  • Charley closes in as nearly 1 million told to evacuate

    Close to 1 million Florida residents and tourists were told Thursday to evacuate, as Hurricane Charley strengthens and churns toward the state's Gulf Coast. Charley is expected to pass west of the Keys early today before hitting southwest Florida with...
  • Anger, loss of patience perfectly normal

    In the hours after Hurricane Charley tore through Central Florida, we were neighbors. Now we are rivals. We are aggravated that the grocery store got one shipment of ice and, instead of rationing, allowed some customers to walk out with entire cartfuls....