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(Source: NOAA)

South Florida Guide To Hurricane Terms

When tropical weather starts to threaten, weather forecasts are filled with new terms and ideas that can be confusing especially to people new to South Florida and tropical weather. These terms should help de-mystify hurricane season, and help you to feel a bit more confident as we face the season of storms.

CBS Miami–04/30/2013

(Source: Griselle Marino / Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

M-D Fire Rescue Changes Command For First Time

Surrounded by the love, respect and admiration of family, friends and coworkers, Fire Chief Dave Downey assumed command of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) on Friday.

CBS4–02/02/2013

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.

CBS4–01/19/2013

A New Jersey Natural Gas technician inspects a leaking gas main under a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach Island, N.J. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Changing “Hurricane Victims” Into “Hurricane Survivors”

Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, investigative reporter Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those on the East Coast recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/02/2012

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

(Source: CBS4) Miami Fire Rescue Truck

S. Fla. Search & Rescue Ready To Assist In Sandy Recovery

Hurricane Sandy swamped the Northeast, leaving behind flooded roads and millions without power. Tuesday morning Miami Fire Rescue crews were getting ready to head North to assist in the recovery efforts.

10/30/2012

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Politics Taking Back Seat During Sandy Recovery

While Hurricane Sandy may not prove to be an ‘October surprise’ in the presidential campaign, it has pushed politics aside as Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a solid backer of Mitt Romney, has been praising President Barack Obama in nearly every interview after the storm.

CBS Miami–10/30/2012

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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