Oct 16, 2013
Poinciana Stem Elementary visits FPL emergency operations center
Would you have what it takes to survive a natural disaster? Tropical storms and hurricanes don't just hit the east coast, so what happens if one hits your area? Students in schools within the School District of Palm Beach County are getting experience and exposure in emergency management and operations of natural disasters.
Pine Jog Elementary students participate in exercise for category 3 hurricane
Researchers at Florida International University call it the "Wall of Wind", a hurricane simulator that can replicate the destructive force of a Category 5 hurricane, ripping houses apart with wind The Palm Beach County Office of Emergency Managemen t conducted a special hurricane preparedness exercise called StormZone where they planned for and ... (more)
Storm response improvements, though costly, pay dividends
In 2010, when Hurricane Fred slammed into northern New England as a Category 3 hurricane, it had wind gusts up to 125 mph, storm surges and microburst thunderstorms.
St. Petersburg Times
Strong stomachs required for 20 food challenges at Tampa Bay restaurants
Petersburg, left, tackle the Kitchen Sink with friends Heather Luedtke and Matt Wulff of Wisconsin.