How can United States of America a.k.a. USA invest in infrastructure improve resilience in high-impact storms?
Lauderdale Native's personal experience with Hurricane Wilma Category 3 hurricane on October 24, 2005.
As a Lauderdale Native since 1991, I've lived through many hurricanes. From my lived experience, storms are becoming more powerful with increased infrastructure damage.
I remember Hurricane Wilma Category 3 hurricane on October 24th, 2005
- High winds left approximately 3,241,000 customers of Florida Power & Light without electricity, including roughly 98% of urban southeast Florida
- Agriculture sustained $1.3 billion or more in damage
- Large trees and power lines down virtually everywhere
- Structural damage was heaviest in Broward and Palm Beach counties where roof damage and downed or split power poles were noted in some areas
- High-rise buildings suffered considerable damage, mainly...
Preparing for hurricanes is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and your loved ones. Here are some important steps to help you get ready for a hurricane:
Keep yourself updated with the latest weather forecasts and warnings issued by your local meteorological agencies, such as the National Hurricane Center. Pay attention to evacuation orders and know the hurricane's projected path and intensity.
Create an Emergency Plan:
Develop a family emergency plan that includes evacuation routes, meeting points, and communication methods. Make sure everyone in your household knows the...
The historic Anglin’s Fishing Pier was destroyed during Hurricane Nicole in 2022. Located in the heart of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, pier remains closed to the public after sustaining damage from Hurricane Nicole, plans to rebuild and restore it to its former glory are currently underway. Visitors can still enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, and live music, seven days a week at Anglin's Beach Café, located at the entrance of the pier.
Watch our drone video of Anglin’s Fishing Pier after the historic pier by local drone videographer and entrepreneur Nathanial Stuart.
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South Florida has been plagued with event and concert cancelations for the 2020 summer and fall with Coronavirus cases surging and stay-at-home orders becoming the norm.
Early events like Tortuga Music Festival were rescheduled from April to the weekend of October 2nd. While Dark Star Orchestra moved their April show until December 9th, while also relocating it from Pompano, Florida's Pompano Amphitheater to Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida. All the while, Fort Lauderdale Family events like the Fort Lauderdale Air Show were rescheduled for this fall.
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