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

Florida’s lobster miniseason begins soon

Lobster miniseason, Marathon, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Beach Images Summer season means good eating down in the Florida Keys. The 2022 spiny lobster season begins with the two-day recreational miniseason on Wednesday, July 27 at 12:01 a.m. and ends at midnight Thursday night, followed by the regular recreational and commercial lobster season,

Florida building collapse investigation to start structural testing

Residential Condominium in Surfside, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Blueee77 The federal investigation into the devastating collapse of a beachfront condominium building in Surfside, Florida is entering a new phase that involves drilling and cutting into steel and concrete to determine what role the materials played in the disaster, officials announced on Wednesday.

Concerns have been raised regarding Florida’s new condo inspection law

Aerial View of Sunny Isles Beach Condo Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Several weeks after Florida lawmakers enacted a bill requiring existing condominiums to undergo safety assessments to maintain their structural integrity, Central Florida condominium association members had many questions regarding how the new regulations would affect owners. “It all depends on

COVID-19 cases are suddenly on the rise again in South Florida, doctors warning of a summer surge

Broward Health Coral Springs Emergency Room COVID-19 Testing — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media COVID-19 positive case rates are rising once again in South Florida with over 28,000 cases in the past week alone. Although there has been an increase in visits to the ER, doctors say their hospitals aren’t too stressed. According to

Infectious dog disease hits Florida. Should pet owners be worried?

CIRDC Dog Disease — Courtesy: Shutterstock — MikeDotta With COVID-19 ravaging the world, there is another virus spreading across South Florida affecting a different part of the population: dogs. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, also known as “canine cough” or “kennel cough,” is caused by a group of bacteria and viruses, including the flu, that

New area code coming to South Florida in 2022

Aerial View of Palm Beach County (561 area code) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: pisaphotography WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will soon get a new area code. The county, which has used the 561 area code for nearly 25 years, will begin using a new code next summer, officials said. The

Miami tops list of best U.S. cities with a 15-minute lifestyle

Miami, Florida Skyline – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Pandemics wreak havoc on cities, but they often highlight opportunities to find ways to improve urban living for communities and their residents. Today, several city dwellers and planners are utilizing ideas from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to create new urban landscapes. These

Florida’s Gov. DeSantis signs bill requiring all state schools to observe ‘moment of silence’ before start of class

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by smolaw Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed and approved a new bill that will require all public schools in the state to observe a “moment of silence” in the classroom at the start of the day. The bill, which has received disapproval and praise from both aisles, will

Dirty Doings: Biscayne Bay has a plan to trap trash that is polluting South Florida’s waterways

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rich Carey Miami’s waterways are in critical danger due to exorbitant amounts of garbage and waste that have migrated from South Florida’s streets to its precious and protected waters. Recently, Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood was recognized as a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Prevention. But sadly, the