Hurricane

Image: Public Domain via Wikimedia Creative Commons / Bryan Norcross

Twenty-five years ago, on Aug. 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew unleashed devastation across South Florida. Flooding and winds gusting well over 100 mph wind destroyed neighborhoods, knocked out power for days, and leaving many without access to food, water, or supplies. A new book by The Weather Channel meteorologist Bryan Norcross recounts his marathon 23 hours on the air covering the storm.

Pixabay

We're nearly two months into the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and if you’ve lived in South Florida for any length of time, you’ve probably become accustomed to hearing advice from friends and family on how to prepare. Unfortunately, along with the good advice, some popular misconceptions are carried over from one hurricane season to another.

Continuing to point at “out of control” water damage claims, the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors on Tuesday unanimously backed proposed rate increases that would hit South Florida policyholders hardest next year.

The changes, if approved by state regulators, would boost personal-lines policies on average by 5.3 percent and commercial lines by 8.4 percent. Personal-lines policyholders are homeowners, condominium-unit owners and renters.

Tallahassee and Leon County emergency personnel went head-to-head with a major hurricane called “Danica” Thursday (6/8). The purpose of the exercise was to put some of the lessons learned during last year’s Hurricane Hermine to the test.

NOAA

It's the start of Hurricane season. It's also the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Bryan Norcross was that lone voice in the void that talked us through Andrew. When all other stations went silent, his was the one that still buzzed on our radios and he kept us sane through the worst storm in recent memory.

Pages