Things are looking up in the buffeted Florida market, but reinsurance rates will continue to rise for the next two years, and a 2024 hurricane season could be busy.
A state grant will be utilized to stabilize 300 feet of a coastal waterline at the Hwy 17/70 bridge on-off ramp, using natural materials.
(The Center Square) — The governors of Georgia and Alabama have agreed with the United States Army Corps of Engineers that could end a years-long legal fight over water.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is working on a study that will address coastal storm damages and risks in the Village of Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — He’s the man at the center of a probe into Citizens, Florida’s insurer of last resort.U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says Floridians may have to shell out thousands to bail out the state-backed company.
505 manatee deaths recorded between Jan. 1 and Nov. 24 this year
After seeing a large decrease earlier in the month, the state’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. added more than 5,000 policies during the final week of November.
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Work is expected to begin in January on a $10 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project that will bring much-needed sand to the beaches at both the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island.
The Indian River Lagoon was considered one of the last “unpolluted coastal lagoons” in Florida in the 1970s. Fast forward to today and most of the 156-mile lagoon is now considered impaired because of external sources of nutrients including human waste, fertilizers, stormwater runoff, agriculture, rainfall and sub-marine groundwater discharge.
State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida that includes collecting $91.9 million from customers in 2024 to cover costs related to Hurricane Idalia.
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The Senate Budget Committee has questions about Citizens’ exposure. If a storm hits, will the Fla.-run insurer be able to handle it? If not, will it need federal help?
In early November, all of the sea turtle nests on the beaches of St. Johns County finished hatching, and the results were stellar.
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Climate change is making millions of homes across the country difficult or impossible to insure
Proposed land use changes would disrupt the island's idyllic charm.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the above-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on November 30, was characterised by record-warm Atlantic Sea surface temperatures and a strong El Nino.
The black cormorant spreads its wings wide, taking in the wind to dry its feathers on a breezy fall day. Perched on an outcrop of a boulder on the Chattahoochee River in front of the TSYS office, the bird is joined by another. They share the boulder.
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — Isle of Palms (IOP) city leaders and members of the public continue to clash on the issue of public parking.
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Rapid development in the Charleston area, which some call overdevelopment, is by no means a new concern. But to get things right, government and the private sector must juggle a lot, including financial realities, voters’ wishes, property rights, infrastructure investment and sensitivity to the special character of our historical and environmental landscapes.
Florida state officials agreed to replace thousands of yards of sand on Key Biscayne after a storm washed part of the beach out to sea earlier this month.
South Florida could get more flood protection from the federal government sooner than expected, after the Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday an accelerated plan to accomplish its coastal flood protection strategy.
Volusia County beaches will get a big helping of sand with two projects over the next couple of years, and a long-term planning effort for the beaches will launch soon.
When people talk about the great love stories of history, they often mention such figures as Marc Anthony and Cleopatra, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (not in a can), and Johnny and June Carter Cash, who got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout. But this roll call of romance leaves out one contemporary match made in Florida that I contend contains far more passion than all the rest.
In the next few weeks, the county expects to begin trucking in approximately 275,000 cubic yards of beach-compatible sand and over 725,000 native salt-tolerant plants to shore up the dunes behind island beaches stretching from just north of John’s Island to just north of Windsor.
It’s true: while houses from slab to rooftop may not be higher than 35 feet in Palm Coast, there is nothing in city building regulations that limit how high the fill beneath the concrete slab may rise.
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —It’s no secret that the beaches of Volusia County don’t look like they used to before Hurricane Nicole hit.