hurricane http://wlrn.org en Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? http://wlrn.org/post/do-female-named-hurricanes-need-lean We were alarmed to learn yesterday that <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/06/02/female-named-hurricanes-kill-more-than-male-because-people-dont-respect-them-study-finds/">hurricanes with female names are not being taken as seriously</a> as their male counterparts. It seems people in the path of a hurricane are more likely to heed warnings to take shelter or evacuate if the storm is named Charley than if the storm is named Eloise. Which can be a deadly decision. <em>[Because, seriously: Hurricanes are dangerous — even if they have "lady" names. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:18:45 +0000 Beth Novey 33358 at http://wlrn.org Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases http://wlrn.org/post/despite-record-surplus-citizens-coastal-policyholders-likely-see-rate-increases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the hurricane season's begun, state-backed insurer Citizens Property Insurance assures everyone, it’s in the best shape it’s ever been.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That may be cold comfort for former customers now with smaller insurers, or current customers living on the coast who may still see rate increases.</span></p><p>Citizens CEO Barry Gilway says after shedding thousands of policies, the company is in a very good position.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:26:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 33295 at http://wlrn.org Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases Being A Meteorologist Is Harder Than You Think http://wlrn.org/post/being-meteorologist-harder-you-think <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hurricane season started Sunday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A slow season is expected this year, but meteorologists know their forecasts constantly change.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So, meteorologists in South Florida partnered with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for its annual <a href="http://www.miamisci.org/events/feeltheforce/">Feel the Force event</a>, where the community learned about hurricane preparedness.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:21:41 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33302 at http://wlrn.org Being A Meteorologist Is Harder Than You Think Why Flooding Can't Be Prevented In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/why-flooding-cant-be-prevented-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a reason flooding is always a possibility when it storms in South Florida.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:35:57 +0000 Lisann Ramos 33165 at http://wlrn.org Why Flooding Can't Be Prevented In South Florida The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida All Aboard? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-south-florida-all-aboard <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Designers of All Aboard Florida's Miami station say the complex will remake downtown. But folks between the train's proposed stations aren't so thrilled with potentially 16 trains each way barreling through their neighborhoods.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:24:53 +0000 Elaine Chen 33183 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida All Aboard? NOAA Predicts A Near-Normal Hurricane Season http://wlrn.org/post/noaa-predicts-near-normal-hurricane-season <p>South Florida has started preparing for this year's hurricane season. Local, state and federal officials met this week at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Miami to discuss the latest developments and what this years' storms looks like for the region.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers at NOAA predict a near-normal to below-normal season this year.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:52:46 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33057 at http://wlrn.org NOAA Predicts A Near-Normal Hurricane Season May 28, 2014: Want To Prepare For Hurricane Season? There's An App For That. http://wlrn.org/post/may-28-2014-want-prepare-hurricane-season-theres-app <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; line-height: 22px;">Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:52:22 +0000 Marva Hinton 33043 at http://wlrn.org FPL And National Guard Partner Up http://wlrn.org/post/fpl-and-national-guard-partner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Power &amp; Light on Friday announced what it says is the first ever partnership with the National Guard.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Command Center was on high alert as employees prepared to face a fictitious Category 3 Hurricane. This is just one part of the company’s new hurricane preparedness strategy that involves a partnership with the Florida National Guard.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:34:31 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31750 at http://wlrn.org FPL And National Guard Partner Up Hurricane Food Tips http://wlrn.org/post/hurricane-food-tips <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">06/06/13 - At 1:30, Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman </span>interview&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.jannorris.com/">Jan Norris, publisher Food and Florida Online</a></strong>.&nbsp;<span style="l Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 15305 at http://wlrn.org Hurricane Food Tips Ask Us Anything: Archive Of Our Online Chat With Citizens Property Insurance http://wlrn.org/post/ask-us-anything-archive-our-online-chat-citizens-property-insurance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The price of property insurance in Florida keeps going up --&nbsp; such that some homeowners are getting second mortgages or dropping coverage all together.&nbsp; The state created Citizens Property Insurance to be the insurer of last resort for Florida homeowners. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:25:12 +0000 Elaine Chen 8876 at http://wlrn.org Ask Us Anything: Archive Of Our Online Chat With Citizens Property Insurance Florida Dodges Storms But Gets Smacked By Rising Insurance Rates http://wlrn.org/post/florida-dodges-storms-gets-smacked-rising-insurance-rates <p></p><p>Florida has successfully dodged a major storm for a while now. But, the state's residents have not been so lucky at dodging rate increases on their property insurance.</p><p></p><p>Property insurance rates have been rising for millions of Floridians even though the state hasn't been directly hit by a hurricane in seven years.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7173 at http://wlrn.org Florida Dodges Storms But Gets Smacked By Rising Insurance Rates NEWSCAST: How South Florida Dodged Hurricanes This Season http://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://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: How South Florida Dodged Hurricanes This Season Thousands Of FPL Workers Still In Northeast After Sandy, Nor'easter http://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://wlrn.org Thousands Of FPL Workers Still In Northeast After Sandy, Nor'easter Sandy Is Now A Hurricane http://wlrn.org/post/sandy-now-hurricane <p></p><p>Sandy became a hurricane this morning, the 10th of this active season, as it approached Jamaica. A tropical storm watch continues in Florida from the Keys north to the Brevard-Volusia county line. South Florida is not in the cone, but it can expect wind and rain Thursday though Saturday. <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/091111.shtml?5-daynl#contents">Here's the latest update from the National Hurricane Center</a>.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:55:05 +0000 WLRN Staff 3469 at http://wlrn.org Sandy Is Now A Hurricane TS Sandy May Spoil The Weekend http://wlrn.org/post/ts-sandy-may-spoil-weekend <p></p><p></p><p>Tropical Storm Sandy is expected to bring wind and rain to South Florida Thursday and Friday as it tracks north toward the Bahamas through Jamaica and Cuba. A tropical storm watch is already in effect from Jupiter Inlet south to the Florida Keys. <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/091111.shtml?5-daynl#contents">Get the latest update from&nbsp;the National &nbsp;Hurricane Center.</a></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:26:57 +0000 WLRN Staff 3460 at http://wlrn.org TS Sandy May Spoil The Weekend