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  • Use the Calm before the Storm to Prepare

    The forecast for the 2015 hurricane season is out, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The season, which begins June 1 and ends November 30, has a 70 percent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms, of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including up to 2 hurricanes classified as a Category ...
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  • Three Children Injured in Fort Lauderdale Beach Bounce House Accident

    In what had promised to be a fun Memorial Day celebration, a beachside event quickly turned into a tragedy when an on-shore waterspout lifted a bounce house into the air. Three children were inside at the time of the accident and fell to the ground from a height of 15 to 20 feet, sustaining injuries as a result. According to observers, the storm picked up quickly and created a waterspout that was ...
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  • Water is Your Frenemy

    One of the four basic natural elements on our planet, water is to be both respected and feared. While essential for life, it can also cause death. National Safe Boating Week It’s important that boating enthusiasts who enjoy Florida’s many beautiful waterways periodically review water safety so that no outing gets interrupted by an unfortunate accident. A great time for that review is during ...
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  • If You Live in a Purple Spot, Head for the Hills

    Featuring an international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port, the Miami region has much to offer. Located on a broad plain between the Florida Everglades and Biscayne Bay, the area’s elevation never rises above 40 feet and averages at around six feet above sea level in most neighborhoods, especially near the coast. While that makes for an abundance of water activities, it also makes us ...
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  • Do You Know Your A-E-Ds?

    About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been shown to more than double a victim’s chance of survival if given properly and immediately. The mouth-to-mouth resuscitation aspect of CPR goes back as far as 1740, when it was first officially recommended by the Paris Academy of Sciences to help drowning victims. The ...
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  • You Gotta Have Faith - Bad Faith Insurance Cases

    Much like death and taxes, insurance is one of life's certainties. You have to have auto insurance to drive a car, homeowner’s insurance to buy a house and health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. You may choose to buy life insurance to assist your loved ones in the event of your death, disability insurance in case you cannot work for a period of time, or long-term care insurance as you ...
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