L'Hermitage One Condominiums on Ocean Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale is in an enviable location right on the beach. But when a hurricane is brewing, it's on the front lines of the storm.
On Monday's Sunshine Economy, come along as we talk with the building's manager, engineer and residents about their investment in storm preparedness.
In South Florida, we live with the risk of a big storm for six months of the year... every year. Like no place else in the U.S., we know the devastation a hurricane can bring. And the expense to protect ourselves.
Miami-Dade County's Community Relations Board -- peacekeeper for the last half-century among the region's raucously contentious cultures and between the people and the police -- is getting ready for the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford.
If you opt for the upgrade, changes are coming to your iPhone experience this fall. And if you want to shell out some cash right away, the latest line of MacBook Air computers boasts a lot more power and battery life, and the machines are available to ship today.
Apple chiefs announced their latest products and improvements Monday as part of the keynote at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
We kept an eye on the two-hour presentation so you didn't have to. The highlights:
The Technology Business Incubator on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton currently hosts 22 technology companies in the areas of pharmaceutical development, software development and logistics management.
GREAT NEED: A homeless man in Miami Beach sleeps in public. Programs for the needy would be part of Miami Dade County's Engage305, a cooperative project with service providers from faith-based organizations.
The folks who live along a small stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach just north of Sunrise Boulevard know the drill.
Actually, they spent the first part of 2013 hearing little else.
Nearly every day since early January, work crews have been out between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 18th Street installing a new sea wall. The first phase involved a huge rig drilling 40 feet down to make way for 500 pieces of sheet metal pilings.
Credit Raphael Lima / Courtesy of the Operations Center, City of Rio De Janeiro
Rio's Operations Center brings together more than 30 agencies and allows them to coordinate on daily issues such as traffic, as well as on emergencies such as the frequent flash floods in hillside slums.
Credit Felipe Dana / AP
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim after a building collapsed in Rio on Jan. 26, 2012. The city's Operations Center was built to allow for a coordinated response during such emergencies.
We are standing in front of a huge bank of screens, in the middle of which is a glowing map that changes focus depending on what the dozens of controllers are looking at.
The room looks like something straight out of a NASA shuttle launch. The men and women manning the floor are dressed in identical white jumpsuits. With a flick of a mouse, they scroll through dozens of streaming video images coming into the center.