Hurricane Sandy http://blog.wlrn.org en After Sandy, Crews Wrap Up Work On Fort Lauderdale's Stretch Of A1A http://blog.wlrn.org/post/after-sandy-crews-wrap-work-fort-lauderdales-stretch-a1a <p>The folks who live along a small stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach just north of Sunrise Boulevard know the drill.</p><p>Actually, they spent the first part of 2013 hearing little else.</p><p>Nearly every day since early January, work crews have been out between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 18th Street&nbsp; <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/04/3433223/end-of-the-road-for-repairs-along.html" target="_blank">installing a new sea wall.</a>&nbsp; The first phase involved a huge rig drilling 40 feet down to make way for 500 pieces of sheet metal pilings.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:24:06 +0000 Christine DiMattei 15303 at http://blog.wlrn.org After Sandy, Crews Wrap Up Work On Fort Lauderdale's Stretch Of A1A The Dune Abides: Work Begins To Fix Boca Beach Eroded by Sandy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dune-abides-work-begins-fix-boca-beach-eroded-sandy <p></p><p></p><p>Imagine enough sand to cover about four football fields, four feet high, and you'll get an idea of how much work is being done to build up the dunes in Boca Raton's Red Reef Park.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 10702 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Dune Abides: Work Begins To Fix Boca Beach Eroded by Sandy Drill, Baby, Drill: Post-Sandy Restoration Work Begins On Fort Lauderdale's SR A1A http://blog.wlrn.org/post/drill-baby-drill-post-sandy-restoration-work-begins-fort-lauderdales-sr-a1a <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A four-block stretch of State Road&nbsp;A1A in Fort Lauderdale that got a pounding from Mother Nature last fall is now getting a drilling by construction workers.</span></p><p>Between October and November, crashing waves, high tides and storm surge from Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of the beach, seawall and roadway just north of Sunrise Boulevard.&nbsp;</p><p>This week, an enormous rig positioned along the beach will drill about 40 feet down, to prepare the way for the installation of a new seawall.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 8233 at http://blog.wlrn.org Drill, Baby, Drill: Post-Sandy Restoration Work Begins On Fort Lauderdale's SR A1A Picking 2012's Word Of The Year http://blog.wlrn.org/post/picking-2012s-word-year There is a major decision coming up that will truly define the year 2012. Yes, it's almost time for the American Dialect Society to once again vote on the Word of the Year. Will it be <em>selfie? Hate-watching?</em> <em>Superstorm? Double down? Fiscal cliff?</em> Or (shudder) <em>YOLO?</em><p>Ben Zimmer is a <a href="http://benzimmer.com/boston-globe/">language columnist</a> for <em>The Boston Globe</em> and chairman of the American Dialect Society's New Words Committee. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:13:52 +0000 editor 6945 at http://blog.wlrn.org Picking 2012's Word Of The Year Slammed By Hurricane Sandy, New York Galleries Seek Recovery At Art Basel http://blog.wlrn.org/post/slammed-hurricane-sandy-new-york-galleries-seek-recovery-art-basel <p></p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Galleries were flooded, artwork destroyed and the New York art word left reeling when Hurricane Sandy hit at the end of October.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt;">A month later, several of those galleries damaged in the historic storm are now in Miami for Art Basel.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:46:41 +0000 Arianna Prothero 5818 at http://blog.wlrn.org Slammed By Hurricane Sandy, New York Galleries Seek Recovery At Art Basel Is Climate Change "Sinking In" For Leaders? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/climate-change-sinking-leaders <p></p><p>Leaders from throughout the region meet in Jupiter later this week&nbsp;for the fourth annual <a href="http://southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org/the-summit/">Regional Climate Leadership Summit</a>, and the timing&nbsp;couldn't be better. Or worse, depending on your perspective.&nbsp;</p><p>Pounding surf and high tides from Hurricane Sandy's passage have put&nbsp;the issue front and&nbsp;center, especially in Fort Lauderdale.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 5718 at http://blog.wlrn.org Is Climate Change "Sinking In" For Leaders? Busy Hurricane Season Ends; El Niño A No-Show http://blog.wlrn.org/post/busy-hurricane-season-ends-el-ni-o-no-show <p>The Atlantic Hurricane season comes to its merciless end today.</p><p>It concludes in a busier-than-expected year punctuated by one of the most damaging storms on record, Hurricane Sandy.</p><p>When it began, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a near-normal season of anywhere between 9 and 15 named storms.</p><p>The final number turned out to be 19, with most systems--including the season's only major hurricane, Michael-- spinning out harmlessly in the ocean and posing little threat to land.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 5500 at http://blog.wlrn.org Busy Hurricane Season Ends; El Niño A No-Show NEWSCAST: How South Florida Dodged Hurricanes This Season http://blog.wlrn.org/post/newscast-how-south-florida-dodged-hurricanes-season <p></p><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Today is the last day of hurricane season, and South Florida was largely spared. The season concludes a busier-than-expected year punctuated by one of the most damaging storms on record.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>We take a look back at Sandy, a storm with a track forecasters say they haven't seen in more than 150 years.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>WLRN-Miami Herald News has details on how a no-show weather pattern from the Pacific may be to blame for an unusual six months.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:29:17 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 5544 at http://blog.wlrn.org NEWSCAST: How South Florida Dodged Hurricanes This Season Many South Florida Beaches Bereft Of Sand By 'Sandy' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/many-south-florida-beaches-bereft-sand-sandy <p>Hurricane Sandy might have dealt South Florida only a glancing blow, but the monster storm left its mark on the region's beaches.</p><p>From Miami Beach to northern Palm Beach County, widespread beach erosion can be seen in many coastal communities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Palm Beach County environmental director Dan Bates says parts of the county unprotected by the natural buffer of the Bahamas got hit hard.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 5126 at http://blog.wlrn.org Many South Florida Beaches Bereft Of Sand By 'Sandy' NEWSCAST: Surprise Box Of Uncounted Ballots Discovered In Broward http://blog.wlrn.org/post/newscast-surprise-box-uncounted-ballots-discovered-broward <p></p><p>Broward County is still tallying up votes in two recounts from last week’s election. &nbsp;</p><p>In Dania Beach's close commission race, Chickie Brandimartie leads Mac McElyea by just 16 votes out of more than 4,000. In Hallandale Beach, it's even closer with Anthony Sanders leading Michele Lazarow by just 6 votes out of more than 7,000.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:05:24 +0000 Sammy Mack 4579 at http://blog.wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Surprise Box Of Uncounted Ballots Discovered In Broward Thousands Of FPL Workers Still In Northeast After Sandy, Nor'easter http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thousands-fpl-workers-still-northeast-after-sandy-noreaster <p></p><p>More than 1,000 Florida Power &amp; Light workers are still up north, helping homes and businesses restore power after a double whammy: &nbsp;First, Hurricane Sandy and then a powerful winter storm that blew the lights out again.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:17:20 +0000 Christine DiMattei 4445 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thousands Of FPL Workers Still In Northeast After Sandy, Nor'easter Votes From FPL's Hurricane Sandy Crews Arrive Home First http://blog.wlrn.org/post/votes-fpls-hurricane-sandy-crews-arrive-home-first <p>Among the thousands of Floridians who voted by absentee ballot are work crews sent up north to help get the power back on after Hurricane Sandy. &nbsp;</p><div><p>Days before Hurricane Sandy hammered the northeast, hundreds of Florida Power &amp; Light workers got in their trucks and drove north. &nbsp;</p></div><div><p>The crews were deployed as part of mutual assistance partnership between FPL and utilities along the east coast. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 4313 at http://blog.wlrn.org Votes From FPL's Hurricane Sandy Crews Arrive Home First NEWSCAST: Romney Campaigns In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/newscast-romney-campaigns-miami <p></p><p>Mitt Romney tries to pivot from disaster in the northeast to the final week of campaigning in Florida. Meanwhile, the death toll rises in Haiti as a result of Sandy.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:58:28 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 3914 at http://blog.wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Romney Campaigns In Miami Sandy Underscores Debate Over Government's Role http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sandy-underscores-debate-over-governments-role President Obama offered thoughts and prayers Tuesday for all those who have been affected by Sandy. He also offered something more tangible: the full resources of the federal government.<p>"The most important message I have for them is that America's with you," he said. "We are standing behind you, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet."<p>For Obama, the federal government is a critical vehicle for that kind of help. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 3844 at http://blog.wlrn.org Live Blog: Sandy Makes Landfall In New Jersey With Punishing Winds, Driving Rain http://blog.wlrn.org/post/live-blog-sandy-makes-landfall-new-jersey-punishing-winds-driving-rain Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast, earlier this evening. The storm has already wreaked havoc across the Mid-Atlantic and northeast and its expected to affect millions more Americans as it moves northwest, dumping rain and kicking up winds of up to 80 mph.<p>We'll update this post with the latest news about the storm, which forecasters warn is historic in size and intensity.<p><strong>Update at 5 a.m. ET Tuesday. Dozens Of Homes Destroyed In Fire</strong><p>Dozens of homes have been destroyed in a massive fire in the New York City borough of Queens. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:58:02 +0000 Eyder Peralta 3779 at http://blog.wlrn.org Live Blog: Sandy Makes Landfall In New Jersey With Punishing Winds, Driving Rain