hurricane irma

10th patient dead after Florida nursing home lost air conditioning in Irma

10th patient dead after Florida nursing home lost air conditioning in Irma

The victim, who was 94 years old, died Wednesday....
Ex-prosecutors unsure nursing home deaths a crime

Ex-prosecutors unsure nursing home deaths a crime

Ten elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox due to Hurricane Irma...
It took FPL 12 long, hot days to restore my electricity

It took FPL 12 long, hot days to restore my electricity

The lack of communication from FPL and dearth of expectations causes real pain, lost productivity, erosion in relationships, lack of sleep and tension headaches as you ping-pong...
‘This is the time to help others’: volunteers step to assist those in need

‘This is the time to help others’: volunteers step to assist those in need

Relief missions and other efforts to help those in need take place across South Florida....
Stranded Civic Towers residents now sleep in tents on the sidewalk

Stranded Civic Towers residents now sleep in tents on the sidewalk

Miami police closed the Civic Towers’ parking lots, where residents had been living after Hurricane Irma. The city of Miami deemed the buildings too unsafe to live in after the...
‘RIP to my bank account’: drivers mourn the end of free tolls

‘RIP to my bank account’: drivers mourn the end of free tolls

Drivers turned to humor as the Florida Department of Transportation reinstated tolls on Thursday after two weeks of free tolls post Hurricane Irma....
Coral Gables’ planned lawsuit against FPL after Irma joins a long list of legal action

Coral Gables’ planned lawsuit against FPL after Irma joins a long list of legal action

Coral Gables leaders have voted to file lawsuits against companies like Flipkey, Facebook and Instagram in recent months and their dispute with FPL over Hurricane Irma power...
In town to help restore power after Irma, utility worker dies after falling 5 stories

In town to help restore power after Irma, utility worker dies after falling 5 stories

A utility worker from Sebring, Florida, who was working to restore electricity post Hurricane Irma, died after falling from the fifth floor of a parking garage in Fort Lauderdale....
Speak a second language? Group needs volunteer translators to help after the storm

Speak a second language? Group needs volunteer translators to help after the storm

Ladon Language Team’s free language translator support in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic is available to responders, volunteers who aid communities impacted by hurricanes...
Most of Hurricane Irma’s billions in damage will be paid by homeowners, study says

Most of Hurricane Irma’s billions in damage will be paid by homeowners, study says

A team of Florida International University researchers estimates that Hurricane Irma’s winds alone caused $19.4 billion in damage, two-thirds of which will be paid by homeowners....
FPL spent $3 billion preparing for a storm. So why did Irma knock out the lights?

FPL spent $3 billion preparing for a storm. So why did Irma knock out the lights?

Hurricane Irma knocked out power for a record number of people in South Florida. That happened even though FPL spent nearly $3 billion preparing for monster storms....
How some charities, entertainment venues are teaming to help those weary of storm

How some charities, entertainment venues are teaming to help those weary of storm

Goodwill Industries teamed with the Red Cross, Seminole Theatre and Miami Herald with United Way to help those impacted by Irma....
Will Hurricane Irma’s near miss sink Miami real estate prices?

Will Hurricane Irma’s near miss sink Miami real estate prices?

Although the storm did not make landfall in South Florida, some analysts say the area needs to prepare even more before the next big threat....
Florida hides details in nursing home inspection reports, but federal agencies don’t

Florida hides details in nursing home inspection reports, but federal agencies don’t

State officials redacted information from inspection reports on the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills as part of its practice of ‘protecting patient records.’ But the same...
What the @#$! is with the traffic in South Florida?

What the @#$! is with the traffic in South Florida?

Hurricane Irma left but not before leaving Miami-Dade and Broward streets snarled with traffic. Blame power outages, road debris, returning evacuees....
Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home where the AC went out during Hurricane Irma rises to 10

Death toll from overheated Florida nursing home where the AC went out during Hurricane Irma rises to 10

A 10th elderly patient at a Florida nursing home has died after being exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma....
Niles Township hosts blood drive in wake of devastating hurricanes

Niles Township hosts blood drive in wake of devastating hurricanes

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Niles Township held a blood drive because of the need in those areas with cancelled blood drives and centers....
Hurricane Irma may speed the end of orange juice

Hurricane Irma may speed the end of orange juice

Hurricane Irma plundered Florida's orange belt. It could be the knock-out blow for orange juice -- that has been slipping in popularity among Americans....
Officials shutter Florida nursing home where 8 died after Irma

Officials shutter Florida nursing home where 8 died after Irma

Officials suspended the license of the nursing home in Hollywood, Florida where eight people diedin the aftermath of Hurricane Irma....
Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods,...
Community associations need to be hurricane-proof, too

Community associations need to be hurricane-proof, too

Prepared communities will fare better in direct strikes from major storms than unprepared communities in less fearsome storms....
Find better ways to get residents out of Miami-Dade, and then back in

Find better ways to get residents out of Miami-Dade, and then back in

Suffice it to say, there now are even more people who live in the Florida Keys who most likely will not follow future evacuation orders....
Posh River Yacht Club is latest Hurricane Irma casualty

Posh River Yacht Club is latest Hurricane Irma casualty

The riverside restaurant at the yacht club and its high-end sushi restaurant, Dashi, will be closed indefinitely after storm damage....
We’re still waiting for our supermarkets to be super stocked again

We’re still waiting for our supermarkets to be super stocked again

Sedano’s said it’s South Florida stores will be restocked to pre-Irma levels on Thursday. Publix and Winn-Dixie weren’t as definitive....
Allapattah tenants who had been sleeping in parking lot will be moved to hotel rooms

Allapattah tenants who had been sleeping in parking lot will be moved to hotel rooms

The decision comes after more than a week of back-and-forth exchanges between Redwood Housing, the owner of Civic Towers, and city officials on what to do with about 80 tenants who...
Coral Gables has just fined FPL $64,000, and it’s not stopping there

Coral Gables has just fined FPL $64,000, and it’s not stopping there

After Hurricane Irma, Coral Gables fined FPL for what it says was the utility’s failure to meet its deadline of restoring power to the city. FPL is fighting it....
Hundreds of FPL trucks have been calling the zoo their home

Hundreds of FPL trucks have been calling the zoo their home

Zoo Miami's parking lot became one of the main staging areas for FPL and dozens of other power companies helping with relief efforts after Hurricane Irma....
Nursing home where 9 died in scorching heat was just shut down by the state

Nursing home where 9 died in scorching heat was just shut down by the state

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills that became a sweltering deathtrap for nine seniors after Hurricane Irma was shut down Wednesday by AHCA....
Hurricane Irma-related deaths up to 14 in Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma-related deaths up to 14 in Florida Keys

Three people in Key West died in a storm-related death of Hurricane Irma, the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office said. That brings the total number of Irma deaths in the...
When elders are in peril, whom do you call — 911 or Rick Scott’s cell?

When elders are in peril, whom do you call — 911 or Rick Scott’s cell?

Documents released by Gov. Rick Scott’s office provide a window into the state’s chaotic attempt to protect the state’s frail and vulnerable seniors, as anxious operators of senior...
If Irma took away your Comcast, see how you can get a credit

If Irma took away your Comcast, see how you can get a credit

Comcast customers may be eligible for a credit on a future billing cycle post Hurricane Irma outages....
Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes

Ex-prosecutors unsure if nursing home deaths involved crimes

Two former prosecutors say nine deaths at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma may not result in criminal charges....
Orange underwear, UGGs, T-shirts around the head: attire for the GameStop robber

Orange underwear, UGGs, T-shirts around the head: attire for the GameStop robber

Hialeah police are looking for a group of interestingly attired robbers who hit a GameStop just after Hurricane Irma’s winds died down Sept. 10....
Washed-out Florida farms show limits of crop insurance reach

Washed-out Florida farms show limits of crop insurance reach

Unfortunately for the produce growers that were ravaged by recent hurricanes, a lot of the nation's vegetable and fruit crops aren't covered by insurance....
Sinkhole swallows part of Florida home

Sinkhole swallows part of Florida home

A huge sinkhole opened up in a city northwest of Orlando, Florida, this morning, damaging part of a home....
9th patient of Florida nursing home that lost AC after Irma dies

9th patient of Florida nursing home that lost AC after Irma dies

The man was 94 years old, according to the Hollywood Police Department....
College head ousted for ‘lack of leadership’ amid Irma

College head ousted for ‘lack of leadership’ amid Irma

The University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus’ leader left the state as Irma approached...
Florida woman makes hilarious plea for help to restore power after Hurricane Irma

Florida woman makes hilarious plea for help to restore power after Hurricane Irma

A resourceful Florida woman is back to enjoying a life with power after an ingenious call for help....
'Little Couple' buys new $2.1 million Florida mansion – see inside

'Little Couple' buys new $2.1 million Florida mansion – see inside

Before selling their Houston home, the stars of the popular TLC series "The Little Couple" closed on their new Florida home on June 12 for $2.1 million....
Johnson interested in adding 12th Georgia Tech game

Johnson interested in adding 12th Georgia Tech game

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday that he has interest in scheduling a replacement game for the UCF game that was canceled....
Federal and state officials will assess Gwinnett’s Irma damage 

Federal and state officials will assess Gwinnett’s Irma damage 

Tropical Storm Irma left thousands in Gwinnett County without power and knocked down hundreds of trees and power lines....
DeKalb Schools looking to make up school days lost to Irma

DeKalb Schools looking to make up school days lost to Irma

The school district has four inclement weather days...
Football is back in South Florida following Hurricane Irma

Football is back in South Florida following Hurricane Irma

After two weeks of the schedule were either cancelled or postponed due to Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade and Broward teams will be back on the gridiron and playing meaningful games as...
Squirrels, turtles and a raccoon are among the exotic animals rescued after Hurricane Irma

Squirrels, turtles and a raccoon are among the exotic animals rescued after Hurricane Irma

In the days leading up to Hurricane Irma, people started arriving with animals that were found on the side of the road or in other risky situations, like the raccoon....
If you lost your pet during Hurricane Irma, here’s what you should do

If you lost your pet during Hurricane Irma, here’s what you should do

In an effort to help reunite lost pets with their owners, the Miami-Dade Animal Services has extended the waiting time given to dogs and cats found on the street so that they can...
Two more lawsuits say Hollywood nursing home and FPL share responsibility for deaths

Two more lawsuits say Hollywood nursing home and FPL share responsibility for deaths

Two lawsuits filed in Broward court this week allege nursing home administrators and Florida Power & Light share responsibility for the deaths of residents of the Rehabilitation...
Flood insurance claims from Irma could top $11 billion from Harvey, FEMA official says

Flood insurance claims from Irma could top $11 billion from Harvey, FEMA official says

Roy E. Wright, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood insurance director, predicted total damage claims from Irma-related flooding will be “several billion dollars” in...
When a hurricane tries to crash Rosh Hashana dinner, prayer isn’t the only answer

When a hurricane tries to crash Rosh Hashana dinner, prayer isn’t the only answer

The Jewish community observes Rosh Hashana on Wednesday night and Thursday. Synagogues and restaurants adjusted High Holy Days rituals to serve congregants suffering storm damage,...
Does your pool look like the black lagoon post Irma? How to get it back to the blue lagoon

Does your pool look like the black lagoon post Irma? How to get it back to the blue lagoon

Hurricane Irma left many backyard swimming pools in Miami-Dade and Broward with stagnant, black and green water. Experts offer cleaning tips....
FEMA scammer at your door? Here’s how to tell the difference

FEMA scammer at your door? Here’s how to tell the difference

How do you know the person at your doorstep isn’t a scammer? FEMA officials are asking Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe residents to be alert and share the following tips....