Miami-Dade County has one of the toughest building codes in the country. Doors and windows on newly constructed homes can withstand hurricane force winds, thanks in large part to longtime Building Director Charles Danger. But even though plenty of danger remains from hurricanes, Miami-Dade County will be without Charlie Danger when he retires this week after three decades on the job.
There is a new epidemic of people who have been addicted to opium pills switching over to another dangerous drug which has gotten easier and cheaper to acquire.
Twenty years ago Saturday, the city of Homestead was knee deep on debris and flood water, it’s air force base smashed, and it’s neighborhoods in ruins after serving as ground zero for Hurricane Andrew, at that time the worst national disaster in US history. Saturday, they faced another storm, but in much better shape.
Ninety-year-old Ruth Campbell and 10 other people and an organization received “Kindness Awards” from the City of Homestead on Tuesday in a ceremony at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Champion’s Club. It honored good deeds and acts of kindness just days before the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.
It may be hard to believe for some, but August 2012 marks 20 years since Hurricane Andrew stuck South Florida, changing the course of history in the area forever.
It may be hard to believe, but August will mark 20 years of Neighbors 4 Neighbors working to help those in need. N4N has decided to celebrate that milestone with what’s it’s calling a “Rocking Breakfast.”
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Here we go again. Check your battery, water and canned food supplies. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season is officially underway.
Hurricane forecasters have improved their ability to predict where a storm will go since the time Hurricane Andrew made a catastrophic landfall in South Florida two decades ago, however, the ability to predict how bad, or intense a storm will be still eludes them.
If you lived in South Florida during Hurricane Andrew, you’ll never forget it and the lessons learned from that catastrophic hurricane are being reexamined by Florida’s emergency managers who are preparing for the upcoming tropical storm season.