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Hurricane Season

Emergency Officials Want Residents To Remain Prepared Despite End Of Hurricane Season

South Florida can breathe a sigh of relief Saturday as the rather slow 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has come to an end—but emergency officials say that resident’s should still remain prepared.

11/30/2013

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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

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

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FEMA Denies Scott’s Request For Isaac Relief In Monroe, Broward

Since taking office, Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly boasted of rejecting billions of dollars from the federal government. Now, Washington has turned the tables, shutting down Scott’s plea for financial aid in a move that almost instantly took on political tones.

CBS Miami–09/22/2012

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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

Attorney General Pam Bondi, FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey and Dennis Bustle of the Capitol Police joined Governor Rick Scott as he signed historic legislation to crack down on Florida's pill mill epidemic. (Governor's Press Office)

Gov. Scott & Cabinet Okay 2012 Hurricane Shelter Plan

Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have signed off on this year’s Statewide Emergency Shelter Plan (SESP).

CBS4–05/08/2012

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High Risk Of Rip Currents Expected Friday For S. Fla. Beaches

Officials are asking beachgoers in South Florida to use extreme cautions as a high risk of rip currents is expected Friday. Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are reminding beachgoers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to beware.

CBS4–06/10/2011

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Emergency Workers Face Fictional “Hurricane Griffin” In Drill

In preparation for the 2011 hurricane season, state officials are taking part in the statewide annual hurricane exercise.

CBS4–05/23/2011