‘Sand is like gold.’ The pricey cost of restoring Florida’s beaches before the next Hurricane hits

Sand walkway to South Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Mia2you The Sunshine State’s beautiful sandy beaches aren’t just one of the biggest money-makers in the state’s tourism industry, they’re also the first line of defense against storm surges and flooding caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Now, after both coasts were hit during

Small Florida community beachfront homes washed away by Hurricane Nicole

Hurricane Nicole Update – Photos of homes destroyed by previous Hurricane Ian – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov Before it washed away last week, Trip Valigorsky’s oceanfront home in a close-knit neighborhood in Volusia County, Florida, had been in his family for almost 15 years. Hurricane Nicole’s deadly storm surge and strong winds

What will Hurricane Nicole impact beyond Florida this week?

Model view from NASA of hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic seas, Hurricane Nicole not pictured – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara Hurricane Nicole is on its way to the “Sunshine” State to make its second landfall Wednesday night as a Category 1 hurricane. Nicole first made landfall in the northwestern Bahamas just before

FEMA rule opens opportunities for investors to swoop in on real estate

FEMA sign, Headquarters Building – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Bob Korn The devastation brought on by Hurricane Ian can be a large opportunity for real estate investors due to a federal disaster rule that victims are just starting to learn about. Florida residents along the Gulf Coast whose homes were destroyed or damaged by

Central Florida Zoo reopens after four-week closure due to Hurricane Ian

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Entrance Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by KLiK Photography Long after Hurricane Ian made landfall in the Sunshine State, the devastating storm that drenched the Central Florida region left its mark on one beloved attraction.  The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, Florida finally managed to

In Florida, a multimillion-dollar battle against mosquitoes has begun in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Swarm of mosquitoes over lake – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: VladKK First came the storm, then, a plague of creepy crawlers. Hordes of pesky mosquitoes have magnified in debris and floodwater left behind in Hurricane Ian’s devastating wake, and now swarm communities in Florida. Local and state officials are waging a multi-million-dollar war against

Hurricane Ian Update: Hundreds of Central Florida homes underwater

Flooding Hurricane Ian in Central Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — america365 Hundreds of Central Florida homes are still submerged in floodwater as the St. John’s, a famous lazy river on the east side of the peninsula, slowly drains the rainfall that Hurricane Ian historically dropped nearly two weeks ago. Forecasts show the river will remain

Here are the worst hurricanes in Florida’s history as the state recovers from Hurricane Ian

Worst hurricanes in FL history: Hurricane Andrew circa 1992 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Joseph Sohm Hurricane Ian gained momentum and transformed into a dangerous Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it ravaged Florida’s Gulf Coast, bringing mass destruction to much of the state. As Floridians recover from the devastating effects of the storm,

Florida State Seminoles offer football game tickets to Florida residents displaced by Hurricane Ian

Florida State University offering free football tickets to those affected by Hurricane Ian – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Felix Mizioznikov Florida State University is giving away free tickets to Saturday’s homecoming football game to those who have been displaced by the devastating hurricane that recently hit the Sunshine State. According to FSU athletic director

Over 2 million Florida residents left without power as Hurricane Ian ravages coast

Power outage – Power outages due to Hurricane Ian affect FL residents – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Memory Stockphoto Hurricane Ian hit Florida so hard that its winds were just a few miles per hour short of developing into a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in the Sunshine State on Wednesday. Not