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Hurricane-proof town? Florida community test case…

When Hurricane Ian churned past her home in southwest Florida last year, Mary Frisbee shrugged off worries. She watched TV and surfed the internet. That's because she and her husband live in Babcock Ranch, a town near the US Gulf Coast that was created with two imperatives: homes have to…
bubmag
December 16, 2023
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A hurricane-proof town? Florida community may be a test case

Babcock Ranch, in southwest Florida, could be a model for urban planners as climate change upends the US state and elsewhere. When Hurricane Ian churned past her home in southwest Florida last year, Mary Frisbee shrugged off worries. She watched TV and surfed the internet. That's because she and her…
bubmag
December 15, 2023
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Hurricane Idalia Rips Through Florida, Kills 1 in Georgia

Hurricane Idalia made landfall near Keaton Beach, Florida, Wednesday morning as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm system sustained nearly 125mph winds, splitting trees in half, drowning cars, and ripping rooves off of buildings, the Associated Press reports. The hurricane produced dangerous storm surges in Deadman Bay that flooded homes,…
bubmag
September 16, 2023
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Biden en route to Florida, but will not meet with DeSantis

LIVE OAK, FL  — President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are traveling to Florida’s Big Bend region early Saturday to survey damage from Hurricane Idalia, but the president won’t be seeing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.  A spokesperson for Mr. DeSantis, Florida Republican and 2024 presidential hopeful, said in a…
bubmag
September 2, 2023