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FL - Ian, Nicole warn Florida to take climate more seriously

Fourteen days and counting - that's the time between now and the end of the 2022 Atlantichurricane season. For many Floridians, Wednesday, Nov. 30, can't come soon enough.

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Property

FL - It’s On: Florida Special Session on Insurance Slated for Dec. 12-16

It hasn’t been made official by the governor’s office, but Florida legislative leaders have set a date for a second special session to tackle property insurance issues – Dec. 12 through Dec. 16.

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Property

FL - Florida coastal communities rush to rebuild disappearing shorelines

This year's hurricane season — which ends Wednesday — has once again reminded us of the risk of living on Florida's shifting shorelines.

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Science

FL - Hundreds Of Florida’s Manatees Are Dying — What’s Being Done To Save Them

In an effort to save manatees in Florida, environmental groups have filed a petition to get them back on the endangered species list.

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Local

FL - State officials look to learn lessons from Ian, as deadly hurricane season draws to an end wfit

With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ending next week, state officials are looking at potential changes after Florida got hit by its deadliest storm in nearly nine decades.

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Waterways

FL - Here, there, everywhere: Red tide plagues SWFL after Hurricane Ian

Many believe Florida conservatives are ideological incapable of effectively responding to water quality issues but complex issue allows denialism to flourish.

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Engineering

FL - Florida beaches were already running low on sand. Then Ian and Nicole hit.

The Daytona Beach-area is famous for having beaches so wide drivers are invited to ride on the shore. Two storms in the span of six weeks have snatched away tons of sand. (Paywall may apply)

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Property

FL - Volusia County officials to hold open house to discuss permitting process after Hurricane Nicole

DAYTONA, Fla. — Hurricane Ian slammed Florida in September. Nearly two months later, Hurricane Nicole devastated coastal communities in Volusia and Flagler counties.

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Property

FL - Much of Florida’s Eroding Coast is Risking Home Collapses. Why Is Construction Continuing?

Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the land beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo buildings in the Daytona Beach area were deemed unsafe.

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Advocacy

SC - Here's why South Carolina beaches received 'C' grade due to 'mediocre policies': Report

SOUTH CAROLINA (WPDE) — For generations, families have visited South Carolina to enjoy its southern charm and historical coastal cities. But according to a new "State of the Beach" report, which grades how each state is maintaining its coastlines, South Carolina has earned a "C" grade, meaning their is some room for improvement.

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Local

FL - Coastal homeowners pushing for seawalls face lengthy process

As businesses and homeowners along the coast work to clean up the damage from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, many who didn’t have protection from seawalls are now hoping to build them.

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Property

FL - Impact of Hurricane Nicole could have been much greater

Our community was in the headlines all around the world last week as the National Weather Service reported that Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida just south of Vero Beach.

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Property

Fed: Hurricane Ian-related loans may top $1B

TALLAHASSEE — Nearly $794 million in low-interest loans have been approved to more than 11,000 individuals whose homes or businesses were damaged by Hurricane Ian, newly released data shows.

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Engineering

FL - Ian's historic Orlando rain has experts seeking ways to hold back floods

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Lisa Roney was awake in the overnight hours watching the power of Tropical Storm Ian when the water started coming in the back door.

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Advocacy

FL - Environmental groups sue Army Corps of Engineers over Okefenokee swamp protections

The Southern Environmental Law Center is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its summer decision to remove Clean Water Act protections from almost 600 acres of wetlands next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

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Property

FL - After hurricanes, it’s ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’

Even after devastating hurricanes, property values rise and development continues.

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Science

FL - Skulls are emerging on a Florida beach after Hurricane Nicole. Officials think it could be a Native American burial ground

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. — The bones stuck out of the sand.Dakota Brady, 30, said he was with some friends at Chastain Beach in southeast Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicole when they discovered human remains.

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Property

FL - Florida picks up after Nicole kills at least 5 and leaves ‘unprecedented’ damage to Daytona-area coastline

CNN — As Nicole threatens the Carolinas and Virginia on Friday with tornadoes and flooding, Floridians – many still recovering from Hurricane Ian – are picking up the pieces after this week’s storm killed at least five people and ripped apart buildings with its dangerous storm surge and powerful winds.

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Local

FL - Storm surge concerns after Miami-Dade wetlands boundary change

A vote by Miami-Dade County commissioners last week to move the decades-old boundary that protects wetlands and farms will allow development in an area previously off-limits because of its vulnerability to flooding.

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Engineering

FL - Miami-Dade seeks new ways to retain vital beach sand

As sand renourishment continues in an 830,000-cubic yard project in Miami Beach, the county has acquired consultation for alternative ways to retain sand along county-managed beaches.

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Engineering

FL - Stilt homes, raised roads, maybe a huge wall. Can Miami-Dade stay safe from storm surge?

Hurricane Ian’s devastation on the Southwest Florida coast sent a chill up the spine of anyone in Miami worried about the next big one — and it sharpened the focus of federal planners working to design and build new barriers to avoid a similar outcome for Miami-Dade.

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Engineering

FL - Federal fishery managers tackle policy against beach renourishment

There were 16 listed, specific threats in the draft. Despite including best management practices for doing beach renourishment, a policy document working its way through the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) leaves little doubt as to the Council’s priority.

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Science

FL - Scientists Reveal The Underwater Damage Hurricane Ian Caused Off Florida’s Coast

Hurricane Ian brought widespread destruction to both Florida and its nearby coastal waters.

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