Floridians will have some help to prepare for the 2014 hurricane season with a 15-day sales tax holiday.
Miami-Dade County has one of the toughest building codes in the country. Doors and windows on newly constructed homes can withstand hurricane force winds, thanks in large part to longtime Building Director Charles Danger. But even though plenty of danger remains from hurricanes, Miami-Dade County will be without Charlie Danger when he retires this week after three decades on the job.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden led the football team through the wilderness of NCAA sanctions and to an undefeated record through seven games this season. Wednesday, his accomplishments this season were recognized with the Lombardi Award for Excellence in Coaching.
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the state-backed insurer of last resort is predicting it will be down to only 750,000 policies by the end 2015.
The early predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season favored an above-average season. But as the season comes to a close, the Atlantic has churned out the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982.
Subtropical storm Melissa has taken a turn to the northeast as it continues its trek north across the central Atlantic. At 4 p.m. the center of the storm was about 645 miles east of Bermuda.
Tropical Storm Lorenzo strengthened a bit Tuesday morning, but it’s still a fish storm heading away from us.
It’s Tropical Storm Karen no more as the system over the North Central Gulf was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday evening.
The latest advisory has Tropical Storm Karen, the 11th name storm of the 2013 hurricane season, lost some strength Friday night.
Tropical Storm Karen continues to churn towards the gulf coast and as the storm nears the region, Governor Rick Scott has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in 18 North Florida counties.