| Oct 23, 2010
| 3:35 PM
Five years ago today, Hurricane Wilma ripped across Florida and into the record books as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, and the most damaging hurricane ever to strike Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tens of thousands of South Floridians lost...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 7:19 PM
I feel you should re-think the part of your editorial concerning the confrontation of public safety workers ("Editorial: A matter of public record," Oct. 17). Everyone has the right to question the activities of these workers, but it should be done in the...
| Nov 11, 2010
The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse....
| Nov 16, 2010
Two New Orleans community centers damaged by
Hurricane Katrina are going to get repaired.
On Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was giving the city $5.3 million to fix the community centers and their swimming pools.
| Dec 12, 2010
Terrebonne Parish is planning to demolish about 450 hurricane-damaged homes, mostly in low-lying bayou communities.
Parish officials said the structures will be torn down this spring because they are in such dilapidated condition that they pose a...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 7:53 PM
New flood control concerns are surfacing about the 60-year-old, earthen levee that keeps the Everglades from swamping South Florida communities spread across former wetlands.
The Broward County portion of the East Coast Protective Levee fails to meet...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Kirk Putrell stood on his front porch Saturday night, after he had just listened to the television newscasters warn about tornadoes.
"I heard them say 'Surry,' so I thought we were going to be OK," Putrell said. "I thought that little breeze felt good,...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 6:35 PM
The U.S. government ramped up efforts on Saturday to help thousands of homeless victims of the country's second deadliest recorded tornado outbreak, which killed at least 350 people.
President Barack Obama, who surveyed the tornado destruction in the...
| May 1, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Federal officials vowed urgent support on Sunday for a region devastated by the deadliest U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina, even as they acknowledged recovery would not be quick or easy.
President Barack Obama's administration is trying to...
| Mar 14, 2011
Nuclear power critics and federal lawmakers raised questions about the nation's power supply, including Florida's five nuclear reactors and proposals to build four new ones, in light of the crisis in Japan.
Florida Power & Light, the state's largest...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Dallas is No. 1, and it's not for a good reason. According to Sperling's Best Places and the New York Times, Dallas is the highest risk city in the nation when it comes to natural disasters.
Just look at the last two weeks of weather, and you can see...
| Dec 31, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The era of the FEMA trailer - a symbol of the prolonged rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina - might be drawing to a close in New Orleans.
Citing the remaining 221 trailers as blight, New Orleans officials have told the last remaining...