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Storm Surge Risks Get Their Own Graphics

When it comes to storm surge, there are two important points those living in flood zones should know: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water will rise.

04/15/2014

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House Passes Bill To Extend Carry & Conceal

People needing to evacuate their home during an emergency are a step closer to being able to carry a concealed weapon.

04/11/2014

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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

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)

Gov. Scott Proposes 15-Day Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday

Floridians will have some help to prepare for the 2014 hurricane season with a 15-day sales tax holiday.

CBS Miami–01/27/2014

Charlie Danger (Source: CBS4)

Retiring Miami-Dade Official Kept Homeowners Out Of Danger

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.

CBS Miami–01/22/2014

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Golden Given Lombardi Award For Excellence In Coaching

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.

CBS Miami–12/12/2013

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Citizens Insurance Delays Start Of Policy Dump

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.

12/10/2013

Like last year, hurricane season 2013 is expected to be busy, according to the annual forecast released by renowned climatologists at Colo. State University. (Source: CBS4)

Below-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Coming To A Close

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.

CBS Miami–11/25/2013

Subtropical Storm Melissa's forecast track as of 11/19 at 4 p.m. (Source: wunderground.com)

Subtropical Storm Melissa Takes Turn To Northeast

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.

11/19/2013

Tropical Storm Lorenzo 10/22 at 11 a.m. (Source: wunderground.com)

Tropical Storm Lorenzo Strengthens A Bit

Tropical Storm Lorenzo strengthened a bit Tuesday morning, but it’s still a fish storm heading away from us.

10/22/2013

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