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Friday 09/22/2017
Hurricanes Drive Up Gas Prices

Gas prices in Florida have hit a three-year high after the combination of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.   

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Hurricane Assistance - where to find the assistance you need

SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Ag Industry Gets Aid After Irma

   By the numbers of cars parked along 288th Street and 187th Avenue it was easy to deduce that there would be standing room only inside the Ag Extension Center.  Squeezing inside, I found myself sandwiched along the side wall.  In front stood Teresa Olczyk, Charles La Pradd and Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava who are fighting like the Three Musketeers for the welfare of our citizens.

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Coming Back - Irma Knocked Us Down......But Not Out!

Marina Torres and Julissa Cordova

Updated: September 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
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Thursday 09/14/2017
'Truly Blessed'

As I reflect back on the unwelcome arrival of Hurricane Irma, two words come to mind regarding Florida City – “TRULY BLESSED.” While it is disheartening to see over 80 % of our trees destroyed and the lives of our citizens disrupted, at the end of the day we suffered no loss of life or serious injury.

Updated: September 14, 2017 - 9:22 pm
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Farm Share distribution on Friday, Sept. 15th

Farm Share is working their hardest to help displaced and hungry victims of Hurricane Irma. 

Updated: September 15, 2017 - 10:35 pm
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Friday 09/08/2017
LAST KEY WEST TRANSIT EVACUATION BUS LEAVES KEY WEST AT 5 P.M. FRIDAY

The last Key West Transit evacuation bus is leaving Key West at 5 p.m. today. There will be no buses on Saturday. This is your last chance to leave Key West before the storm strikes on Saturday.

Posted: September 08, 2017
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Protecting Turkey Point during Hurricane

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami and the St. Lucie nuclear plant on the east coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma.

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:39 pm
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Florida Braces for Irma

Homestead Declares State of Emergency, evacuations ordered for the Keys.

Posted: September 08, 2017
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Thursday 09/07/2017
Hurricane Price Gouging Hotline

Floridians bracing for the pounding winds and rains of powerful Hurricane Irma are complaining at a historic clip about price gouging and shortages of fuel, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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State of Florida Emergency Information Hotline is 1-800-342-3557.

 

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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Friday 09/01/2017
Celebrating Labor Day Deliciously

Linda Ogden Epling
Paul Marcellini

Updated: September 01, 2017 - 12:26 pm
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Harris Field Football, Better than Ever

   Twenty-five years to the day after Hurricane Andrew made landfall to devastating effect, optimism reigned in the City of Homestead as the community gathered to celebrate the opening of Orange Bowl Field at Harris Field Park. 

Posted: September 01, 2017
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Resilience and Rebuilding

South Dade Community Continues to Stand Together at Luncheon

Posted: September 01, 2017
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Friday 08/25/2017
Mayors Reflect on Hurricane Andrew

   Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace and Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter both stayed locally through Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992. 

Posted: August 25, 2017
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Remembering Hurricane Andrew

My name is Andy Rubenstein.  I am a Veteran of the United States Army.

Updated: September 01, 2017 - 12:46 pm
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25 Years since Hurricane Andrew, and the Memories are Still Fresh

   It had been a hard week of work since my wife, with our three children; my sister-in-law and her two kids were in Orlando at Disneyland.  Not tuned in on the news, I had no knowledge of what laid in store as I headed to join them that Saturday.  Sunday morning found us eating breakfast with Mickey in the Contemporary Hotel when my sister-in-law received a call from her husband telling her to get home.

Posted: August 25, 2017
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Homestead Community Concerts – a Model for Recovery

   The Homestead Community Concert Association was formed in 1976 as part of our community’s contribution to the Bicentennial celebrations.

Posted: August 25, 2017
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Deterring Crime in South Dade

After a violent home invasion in the Redland, neighbors are joining together to protect their homes and families by forming Citizens’ Crime Watches.  Imagine taking a late afternoon nap in your favorite chair only to be awakened at gunpoint.  This is precisely what happened a few months ago in the Redlands.  For over an hour, the victim remained twist tied to a chair while two thugs ransacked her home.

Updated: September 01, 2017 - 12:45 pm
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Thursday 08/24/2017
Hurricane Andrew - 25 Years of Recovery

   There is no excitement, no big celebration, no thrills and no smiles when looking back and remembering Hurricane Andrew.  This is an event in life that many wish to forget.  Lives were changed forever and more importantly, lives were lost.

Updated: September 01, 2017 - 12:46 pm
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