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  • Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance

    Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance
    Last week: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported continued job diversification in Broward, announcing that Citrix is adding 200 information technology jobs at its Fort Lauderdale location. In August alone, the Alliance working with our cities,...
  • Brian Crowley, principal, ImMEDIAcy Public Relations; former political journalist

    Brian Crowley, principal, ImMEDIAcy Public Relations; former political journalist
    Last week: The death Tuesday of Congressman E. Clay Shaw was an important reminder that an individual can hold strong beliefs yet still be willing to work with those who have different views. Congressman Shaw accomplished a great deal by being willing...
  • Tuesday: Warm afternoon, cool evening

    Tuesday: Warm afternoon, cool evening
    With the first of three fronts aiming our direction, temperatures should be cool by late tonight. Until then, expect a warm day. South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs in the low 80s, overnight lows in the...
  • South Florida forecast: Grab a coat

    South Florida forecast: Grab a coat
    So you wanted winter weather? Then get ready to wake up to "feels-like" temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s as arctic air gushes over the region. Highs Thursday were predicted to be in the upper 50s and low 60s – or about 15 degrees colder...
  • Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC

    Why ex-WFOR meteorologist moved to WPEC
    Jeff Berardelli is no stranger to severe weather. After all, he's been a meteorologist at the CBS affiliates in Fort Lauderdale-Miami (WFOR-Ch. 4) and New York City (WCBS-Ch. 2), where he's forecasted hurricanes, blizzards and storms. Now he's brought...
  • 1928 Lake Okeechobee storm was Florida's worst

     
    It remains the deadliest natural disaster in Florida history, killing more people than Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Wilma and Sandy combined....
  • Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat

    Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat
    Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat. While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
  • South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain

    South Florida water levels rising, but watering restrictions remain
    South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon. Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...
  • Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies

    Three days of storms help Lake Okeechobee, South Florida water supplies
    Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season. Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...
  • October one of South Florida's wettest on record

    October one of South Florida's wettest on record
    What a difference a year makes when it comes to South Florida’s weather and water supply. One year after South Florida’s driest October ever, October 2011 turned out to be one of the wettest in almost 80 years. A year ago, October kicked off...
  • South Florida water supplies still strong after dry November

    South Florida water supplies still strong after dry November
    South Florida’s November turned out to be nearly as dry as an overcooked Thanksgiving Turkey. After near-record rainfall in October, November produced just 32 percent of the normal rainfall. November is officially the end of the hurricane and...