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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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HPS Energy Achieved 100% Power Restoration by Sunday Deadline

HPS Energy successfully restored 100% of the electric power grid damaged by Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic winds by the Sunday, September 17th deadline.  At peak, nearly 7 million customers were without power statewide, including all 24,000 HPS Energy customers.  Within hours of the storm’s passing, HPS Energy had already restored thousands with power.  FPL is currently working to complete power restoration for Homestead & South Dade customers.  More than 1,000 crews from across the country have responded to Florida to assist in getting customer back online.

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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Tragedy Turns to Triumph

A personal hurricane account from Homestead

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
Aftermath of Irma in Homestead

Posted: September 14, 2017
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City of Homestead Working to Fix What Irma Broke

Although Hurricane Irma has passed and there is no longer danger associated with severe weather there are still significant safety risks to residents.  The City of Homestead urges everyone to stay away from downed power lines and use caution in general when traveling the roadways and during cleanup efforts.  City of Homestead crews are currently out clearing roadways and restoring power.  There will be no estimated timeline for full recovery until a full damage assessment can be done.

Posted: September 14, 2017
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Irrigation Overload

WAITING FOR IRMA

Updated: September 15, 2017 - 10:34 pm
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South Dade and Keys Feel Irma’s Wrath

South Dade getting back on track; Keys will take longer.

Posted: September 14, 2017
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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
100 YEARS AGO in the Homestead Enterprise

August 30, 1917

Posted: September 01, 2017
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Celebrating Labor Day Deliciously

Linda Ogden Epling
Paul Marcellini

Updated: September 01, 2017 - 12:26 pm
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WWII Fallen Hero's Headstone on Order

In preparing for a Memorial Day tour of fallen heroes' graves at the Miami City cemetery, Ronnie Hurwitz an historian at the cemetery discovered that PFC Johnnie Little of Homestead who was killed in WWII was in an unmarked grave. He turned to the South Dade News Leader and the quest to right this wrong began.

Updated: September 01, 2017 - 12:45 pm
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Aloha! Kick Off Your Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sept. 1st, at the American Legion Post 43 Luau

Enjoy a Pacific Island inspired dinner and dessert bar, while local artist AJ Gaytan performs.

Posted: September 01, 2017
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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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