Closings & delays

Corrine Brown

2017 in Florida: A hurricane, a serial killer hunt, #metoo

Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year's biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

Fuel shortages paralyzed residents, hindering many peoples' ability to evacuate as Irma roared toward the Florida Keys, where it made landfall. Keys residents saw their slice of paradise bulldozed by winds and storm surge; residents died at a Hollywood...

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