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Hurricane Andrew (1992)

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Top Hurricane Andrew (1992) Articles

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  • FEMA: Foreclosures = storm shelters

     
    by Mark Silva The new director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency knows Florida well: Craig Fugate ran emergency preparedness and disaster relief in the Sunshine State before President Barack Obama moved him to Washington. So it seems only...
  • Carl Hiaasen talks well-placed sea urchins, paparazzi and Florida

     
    Carl Hiaasen (pictured, center) signs books after speaking at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station on Tuesday night, when he graciously answered my questions in front of a full room. It was part of the new Live Talks Los Angeles......
  • Hurricane season off to slow start

    Hurricane season off to slow start
    HOUSTON (AP) - The 2009 hurricane season has been off to a slow start, but experts say the real activity usually doesn't begin until August. Even though the first Atlantic named storm usually forms by July 10, the early season lull doesn't necessarily...
  • We can't afford another Charley, thanks to Charlie

    Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. Governor Charlie hit in 2007. Between them, Charley and Charlie have redefined the property-insurance market in Florida. Hurricane Charley showed us that no place in Florida was safe from mega-storms. And then Charley...
  • Entergy Rate Hike Plan OK'd by State Regulators

    Entergy Rate Hike Plan OK'd by State Regulators
    State regulators have OK'd a plan from Entergy to charge Louisiana customers for $408 million in storm damage from hurricanes Gustav and Ike and for replenishment of $290 million in storm reserves. Entergy will sell bonds to get upfront cash, and that...
  • Hurricane Charley cuts a destructive path across Florida

    Hurricane Charley gut-punched Gulf Coast towns with 145-mph winds and a devastating storm surge, then chewed up the homes and businesses of thousands of people as it sliced its way through the orchards and amusement park playgrounds of Orlando on Friday...
  • Shutters are first line of defense

    No matter how well-constructed, a house without shutters or hurricane glass is not a smart place to stay in a storm. Without protection, windows can be smashed by flying debris. And once the wind gets inside the house, it can quickly splinter or tear...
  • Analysts say losses may rise to multibillion-dollar level

    Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Jeanne hit Florida, insurance companies already were predicting losses in the billions of dollars from the state's fourth major storm this season. The first three hurricanes -- Charley, Frances and Ivan -- caused as...
  • Q&A: Homeowners insurance policy

    If your house was damaged by Hurricane Charley, you're probably confronting your homeowners insurance policy for the first time in a long time. You're not alone. Homeowners insurance -- with its arcane rules, sliding deductibles and various exclusions --...
  • Why FEMA Was Missing in Action

    WASHINGTON — While the federal government has spent much of the last quarter-century trimming the safety nets it provides Americans, it has dramatically expanded its promise of protection in one area — disaster. Since the 1970s, Washington...
  • How would an Andrew-strength storm affect South Florida's landmarks today?

    If Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida today, these landmarks could be battered by a variety of things, including high winds, flooding, storm surge, loss of landscaping, damage to roofs, doors and windows and flying debris. BROWARD COUNTY (If the storm...
  • Fury of Charley shocks Floridians

    The death toll from Hurricane Charley rose to at least 16 as millions of Floridians in a 200-mile stretch from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Ocean struggled to put their homes and lives back together. At daybreak, many stunned survivors of Charley's...