Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of any major storm, we can expect to see many toppled and uprooted trees in South Florida. But recently one massive tree in a public park in Miami-Dade was tagged with a heartfelt plea for passersby.

Stuck on the tree were two handwritten signs reading “I’m alive. So stand me up!”

“It's a good intention,” says Adrian Hunsberger, urban horticulture agent with the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Extension Office. “But usually if it's blown over and it's laying on its side it's really beyond salvaging.”

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People impacted by Hurricane Irma have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 to register for assistance from FEMA and/or submit an application for a Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan. We’re joined by representatives from both agencies to answer your questions about applying for disaster-related assistance.

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While the obvious impacts from Hurricane Irma are becoming fewer and further between, thousands of southwest Floridians whose homes were flooded continue dealing with the lingering effects of mold. We’ll talk with a doctor, a mold remediation expert, and a professional home watcher about mold, from the health risks and how to alleviate them to ways to prevent mold from showing up in the first place.

There is still a chance for some people to sign up for D-SNAP disaster food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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The LaBelle Silver Spurs 4-H Club took on a daunting task this summer — to train wild horses to become adoptable within 100 days. Hurricane Irma pushed back the club’s auction, though, for two extra months, and the mustangs are, now, hardly recognizable.

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