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August 14, 2014: Downtown Punta Gorda the day after Hurricane Charley.  (Photo by: Bay Scroggins)

10-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Charley

The category four storm made landfall over North Captiva Island in Lee County and moved into Charlotte County on August 13, 2004.

08/12/2014

New flood maps were issued for Broward County. 
Source: Broward.org

New Broward Flood Zones Give Some Homeowners Break On Insurance

With costs of flood insurance hitting the roof, Pembroke Pines homeowner Susan Henderson will now be getting a break under her roof.

04/29/2014

New flood maps were issued for Broward County. 
Source: Broward.org

New Flood Zone Maps Equal Savings For Broward Property Owners

Property owners in Broward County will now be able to more easily access whether their property is located in a flood zone.

04/28/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

FEMA Chief To Address US Hurricane Conference

Weather officials from around the country are meeting for the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando this week.

04/16/2014

(Source: CBS4)

M-D Comm. Battles Massive Rise In Flood Insurance Premiums

Miami-Dade County Commissioners are fighting back against large impending rate hikes for flood insurance.

10/22/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Furloughs Impacting Nat’l. Guard Preps For Tropical Weather

While Washington remains in a standstill thanks to the GOP-forced government shutdown, the panhandle of Florida is preparing for a tropical storm and those preps could be hampered by the freeze in government.

CBS Miami–10/04/2013

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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

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)

Changes May Boost Flood Insurance Rates

With the start of hurricane season just days away, South Florida homeowners that are in the National Flood Insurance program should know that there are changes are on the way.

CBS Miami–05/29/2013

Hurricane WIlma hit South Florida in October 2005 (Source: NOAA)

NOAA Predicting Possibly “Extremely Active Hurricane Season”

While South Florida has been able to avoid much of the hurricane activity in the last few years, it may be more difficult this year if NOAA’s outlook for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to fruition.

CBS Miami–05/23/2013

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