hurricanes http://blog.wlrn.org en FPL Adds New Storm Service Technology http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fpl-adds-new-storm-service-technology <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Power &amp; Light says it is prepared for hurricane season.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2004, </span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made $1.4 billion worth of technological changes to turn the lights back on quicker after storms. The company wants to make sure the past doesn’t repeat itself.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:13:02 +0000 Lisann Ramos 32601 at http://blog.wlrn.org FPL Adds New Storm Service Technology Two Dead As Flash Floods Hit Parts of Palm Beach County http://blog.wlrn.org/post/two-dead-flash-floods-hit-parts-palm-beach-county <p></p><p>The flooding left behind by heavy overnight rainfall in parts of Palm Beach County is more than just a nuisance that closed schools and blocked roads.</p><p>Now, it has caused two deaths.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/woman-in-critical-condition-after-pulled-from-car-/ncjFZ/" target="_blank">The Palm Beach Post </a></strong>reports that a 56-year-old woman drowned after accidently driving her car from a flooded street straight into a canal.&nbsp; A 90-year-old man died after he fell into a canal while out for a walk.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:10:43 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26292 at http://blog.wlrn.org Two Dead As Flash Floods Hit Parts of Palm Beach County How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year – Literally http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-we-left-hurricanes-our-dust-year-literally <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s hard to be a fan of hurricanes. Two out of three Haitians don’t have enough food to eat these days – thanks largely to storms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy and how they’ve ravaged Haiti’s agriculture.</span></p><p>And yet we need hurricanes once in a while. They’re a sort of planetary thermostat that cools oceans and redistributes hot air. Their rains more effectively alleviate droughts, and that can be a help instead of a horror to impoverished countries like Haiti.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:36:54 +0000 Tim Padgett 24256 at http://blog.wlrn.org How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year – Literally This Is What It Sounds Like To Be In A Category 5 Hurricane http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-it-sounds-be-category-5-hurricane <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:47:15 +0000 Kenny Malone 20044 at http://blog.wlrn.org This Is What It Sounds Like To Be In A Category 5 Hurricane Hurricane Season A Bust? Not So Fast http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hurricane-season-bust-not-so-fast <p></p><p>Almost halfway finished, the 2013 hurricane season has been a breeze in Florida.</p><p>But Craig Fugate, the federal government's top emergency manager, looks at things a little differently. His question: "Have we started playing college football yet?"</p><p>Fugate and Bryan Koon, director of the state Division of Emergency Management, held a news conference Wednesday to reinforce the message that Florida is just entering the thick of hurricane season in late August and September --- which, coincidentally is when college football starts.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:34:55 +0000 News Service of Florida 19389 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hurricane Season A Bust? Not So Fast This Week's Florida Roundup: Hurricanes, Texting And Driving, And Education Policy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/weeks-florida-roundup-hurricanes-texting-and-driving-and-education-policy <p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 15004 at http://blog.wlrn.org This Week's Florida Roundup: Hurricanes, Texting And Driving, And Education Policy Florida Legislature Must Face Homeowner Insurance Debacle http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-legislature-must-face-homeowner-insurance-debacle <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two months ago, I was forced cancel my windstorm insurance due to the high deductions, meager coverage and exorbitant cost. For the past four years, the insurance lobby has run wild in their insatiable demand for bigger profits for insurance companies already flush with cash.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:01:39 +0000 Richard McCormick 10638 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Legislature Must Face Homeowner Insurance Debacle