Bryan Koon

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DEP Leader Says It: ‘Climate Change’

Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words “climate change,” top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Answers Sought After Reports Of ‘Climate Change’ Ban

An environmental group wants Florida’s inspector general to check out reports of an unwritten policy prohibiting state agencies from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”

03/20/2015

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Gov. Scott Briefed On Florida’s Ebola Preparedness

Gov. Rick Scott says Florida officials continue to work with health care providers and the Center for Disease Control in an effort to prepare Florida for any possible Ebola cases.

10/05/2014

Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Florida Marks The 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Ivan

Today, September 16th marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan.

CBS Miami–09/16/2014

Red warning flags are flying along South Florida's shoreline to warn beachgoers about the high-risk of rip currents. (CBS4)

State Officials: Elevated Risk Of Rip Currents Through Sunday

May want to stay out of the water this weekend as state officials say there’s an elevated risk of rip currents along Florida’s Atlantic coast.

11/09/2013

(Source: NOAA)

The “Heart” Of Hurricane Season Is On Its Way

The first few months of hurricane season have swept by and for the most part things have been pretty calm.

08/21/2013

A home near Tampa is demolished after a sinkhole swallowed a man. Investigators hope to get a better look at the  sinkhole. (Source: CBS4)

Fla. Gets Grant To Study Sinkholes

Sinkholes are an all to common occurrence in Florida and that’s why the state has received a $1.08 million federal grant to study the state’s vulnerability to the natural phenomenon.

CBS Miami–08/09/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. Emergency Ops Center Activates Level Two For Isaac

Florida’s State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has activated to Level Two in response to Tropical Storm Isaac.

CBS Miami–08/23/2012

(Source: NOAA)

County, State Emergency Officials Prepare For Hurricane Season

It was a busy morning in the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management as personnel took part in a Category 3 Hurricane simulation. This year’s hypothetical hurricane was named “Gispert” and it was simulated to test state and county emergency management offices.

CBS4–05/22/2012

(Source: AP)

Feds To Take Over Your TV, Radio, But It’s Only A Test

The federal government is running the first ever nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday on every TV station, radio outlet, satellite service and cable system.

CBS4–11/09/2011

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