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How Well Did South Florida Respond To Hurricane Dorian?
Hurricane Dorian spared South Florida from the worst of the winds, rain and storm surge. There were no mass evacuations. Power outages were few. But there was plenty of anxiety. South Florida Roundup's host Tom Hudson was joined by The Miami Herald’s Nancy Ancrum , the Sun Sentinel’s Rosemary O’Hara and the Palm Beach Post’s Rick Christie. The three publications, along with WLRN, have teamed up to address the threat of higher seas to South Florida in the award-winning Invading Sea project. Here’s an excerpt of their conversation: TOM HUDSON: How did South Florida local emergency management agencies and officials do in preparation? ROSEMARY O'HARA: It was a great exercise that their response was measured. One of the big differences was that there was a hesitation to call for evacuation orders in that this storm was so slow-moving that they really watched closely. With [Hurricane] Irma, we had the largest evacuation in state history. Six million people left their homes and they went to
Hurricane Dorian Strengthens; Are South Florida's Nursing Homes Prepared To Lose Power?
Hurricane Dorian has been getting stronger, slowing down, and it’s predicted path has been drifting, putting central, and potentially south Florida, increasingly at risk. The 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Dorian has curved slightly north. The hurricane has strengthened into a Category 3 storm. It’s expected to bring lots of rain and storm surge, in addition to the wind. As the storm has slowed down, it will come ashore after the King Tide. How important is that in determining the storm surge, especially given the warm ocean waters fueling the hurricane? The South Florida Water Management District is advising people to make sure drains near your home are clear. "Outside of your homes there are a series of canals and ditches - that should be cleared,” Executive director Drew Bartlett said. “If you see debris or something in those drains go ahead and move them out so water can flow away." Also, the storm comes the same week prosecutors announced
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The State Of South Florida Plumbing — On Our Waterways
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