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Broward County Offers “Twitter Alert”

Residents in Broward County are encouraged to sign up for “Twitter Alert” to receive emergency information.

CBS Miami–09/30/2013

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Gov. Scott To Address Hurricane Conference Wednesday

With the start of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season less than a month away, state and federal officials are urging Florida residents to get ready now.



Governor’s Hurricane Conference Underway In Ft. Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE. (CBSMiami/AP) – With the start of this year’s hurricane season less than a month away, emergency management personnel are meeting in South Florida prepare for the upcoming season. The annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference […]


Departing Hurricane Sandy's storm surge spills over the beach onto A1A in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, October 25, 2012. (Source: Kara Kostanich/CBS4)

FEMA Denies Broward, Miami-Dade Money For Sandy Relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied disaster assistance for areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Sandy, according to Florida officials.


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Florida Crews Sent North To Assist Hurricane Sandy Victims

As the gusty winds and harsh rains of Hurricane Sandy pound the northeastern United States; Florida rescue crews have made their way to the area to lend a helping hand to those who will be affected by Hurricane Sandy.

CBS Miami–10/29/2012

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Broward Couple Busted In BP Oil Spill Fraud Gets 13 Years

Fraudsters Joseph Harvey and wife Anja Karin Kannell will be exchanging their waterfront McMansion for a tiny prison cell. Their Bentley will no longer be their mode of transportation. Prison-issued shoes will.

CBS Miami–09/27/2012

Tropical Storm Debby Causes Coastal Flooding On Florida's Gulf Coast

Feds Pay Over $15 Mil In Aid To Debby Victims

More than 10 thousand people have asked about federal aid for losses from Tropical Storm Debby, with over $15 million paid out by the feds to date.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - JUNE 26:   Doreen Ferrilo and Jack Cutler (C) salvage what they can from their home with help from their friend David Rivera (R) before they must leave under a mandatory evacuation order by emergency management officials on June 26, 2012 in the Mill Run area of New Port Richey, Florida. According to local news, two area rivers have converged and surpassed the 100-year flood plan.  (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Feds Pay Over $5 Mil In Aid To Debby Victims

Requests for help continue to pour in to the feds from victims of tropical storm Debby after the storm caused flooding and other damage across the northern part of Florida. FEMA said more than $5 million in aid has already been paid.


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FEMA Tours Flood Damaged Broward Neighborhoods

Broward homeowners who suffered rain or flood damage from showers and storms over the Halloween weekend may be getting some help from Uncle Sam.


Homeowners in Sunrise and Plantation are assessing the damage left behind by a possible tornado that caused major property damage and minor injuries. (Source: CBS4)

Stories Of Survival Emerging From Broward Tornado Debris

Naresh Nasta was just sitting down for a meal in his Sunrise home Tuesday night when his home began exploding all around him.