MIAMI -- Jose Andres has long been a legend in the culinary world.
These days, the Michelin-starred chef is a bona fide rock star in Puerto Rico. The Spaniard's tremendous humanitarian efforts to feed residents on the hurricane-ravaged island have been nothing short of epic.
The Restaurateur -- who owns Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres at SLS ...Read more
Tropical Storm Philippe has formed from a patch of gusty weather southwest of Cuba, and a watch was issued for coastal South Florida from Miami-Dade to the Upper Keys.
Heavy rains across parts of South Florida began Saturday afternoon from the fringes of the fast-moving storm, which was moving across Cuba at 29 mph. The rains were expected to ...Read more
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Flooding sparked by heavy rains has left seven people dead in Nicaragua this week, the government said Friday.
Three people were also reported to be missing, while about 2,000 people were evacuated in the west and center of the Central American country.
More than 430 schools remained closed, while 12,517 families had no ...Read more
MIAMI -- A tropical system swirling across the western Caribbean became dramatically better organized Friday and is now expected to become a depression or Tropical Storm Philippe Friday or Saturday.
Tropical storm warnings were issued for parts of Cuba and the Bahamas Friday evening after a hurricane hunter plane found winds topping 40 mph. The...Read more
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Heavy rains have hit Central America, killing up to five people and causing widespread damage in Honduras and Nicaragua, officials and news reports said Thursday.
The rains flooded houses and fields, damaged roads, knocked down walls and trees, and made rivers overflow their banks.
Three people drowned in rivers in ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- At this time of year, when a storm forms, it's more likely to hit Florida.
That's because October storms are more likely to form in the western Caribbean Sea, where they tend to travel north over or near western Cuba and then across southern Florida.
That's what Hurricane Wilma did in 2005 -- 12 years ago Tuesday. And ...Read more
MIAMI -- A tropical system off Central America is expected to become better organized as it heads across the Caribbean toward the U.S. coast, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Tuesday.
Over the next five days, forecasters say the system will encounter favorable conditions, including hurricane-fueling warm waters in the western ...Read more
MIAMI --When Hurricane Irma charged across the state last month, coastal communities hammered by powerful storm surges attracted the most attention. But inland Lake Okeechobee, the state's 730-square mile liquid heart, also took a hit.
Lake levels already high from the wettest rainy season in 86 years shot up 3 1/2 feet, raising concerns about ...Read more
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Florida regulators have moved to permanently revoke the operating license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after 14 people died when it lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma.
The state Agency for Health Care Administration also wants the owners to pay a fine of about $43,000 for violations of health ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Even though Albertina Vega is dead and the sweltering nursing home where she died is shut down, the facility still billed her on what would have been her 100th birthday.
Vega, 99, was one of 14 deceased residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills where the central air conditioning failed during Hurricane ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A nursing home staff worker called 911 seeking help for an 84-year-old woman in cardiac arrest, citing the facility's lack of air conditioning.
"I just noticed, because we don't have any air conditioning, so I saw her slouch over," the attendant tells 911, according to audio recordings released by the city of Hollywood ...Read more
"She's not breathing." "Her fingers started to change color." "They're doing CPR now."
At the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, the first of 14 lives were beginning to flicker out. After days without air conditioning -- because Hurricane Irma had knocked out the power to the home -- the fragile elders were starting to show increasing ...Read more
Near the end of a long hurricane season that has included destructive blows from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, one more powerful storm has appeared on the horizon.
Surprisingly, however, Hurricane Ophelia is not aiming for the hard-hit U.S. or the Caribbean, but rather for Ireland.
"In last 40 to 50 years, this is the first time we've ...Read more
MIAMI -- Ophelia became a hurricane late Wednesday, the 10th named storm in a row to reach that status, tying a record set more than a century ago.
Located in the central Atlantic about 760 miles southwest of the Azores, the hurricane poses no threat to land and would probably be unremarkable if not for its place in the record books. The last ...Read more
CODRINGTON, Barbuda -- It was a grim homecoming.
Crumpled sheet metal, shattered glass, snapped wooden planks, clothing and remnants of refrigerators, stoves and flat-screen televisions were strewn where a village bustled the day before Hurricane Irma visited this tiny Caribbean island in early September.
Days after Irma left, another ...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Long before Florida entered the deadliest hurricane season in a decade, auditors at the state's Division of Emergency Management warned what the state was ill-prepared for a major disaster.
An annual audit completed in December 2016 by the agency's inspector general detailed a lengthy list of deficiencies needed to prepare ...Read more
MIAMI -- The feverish 2017 hurricane season doesn't seem to be letting up: On Monday, Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the central Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane this week.
While the storm poses no threat to land, it could become the 10th consecutive storm to grow to hurricane strength -- a streak of intense systems that will ...Read more
MIAMI -- Cecilia Franco, 90, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday, becoming the 13th Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident to die from ailments suffered when the nursing home turned into a hotbox following Hurricane Irma.
Franco lived only 26 days after her husband of 61 years, Miguel Antonio Franco, who was among the eight Sept. 13 deaths at ...Read more
MIAMI -- Within hours after Hurricane Maria crashed ashore last month, officials at Fort Lauderdale's Nova Southeastern University knew their Puerto Rico campus would be closed for weeks or even longer while the shattered island recovered. And, with power, water and even most forms of commerce knocked out, they worried about what might be ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is brushing off new criticism from the mayor of San Juan over the federal government's recovery effort in hurricane-battered Puerto Rico.
Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, dismissed the latest pleas for urgent assistance from the mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, as "political ...Read more
- Tropical Storm Philippe crosses Cuba, threatens Florida
- He fed 2 million Puerto Ricans. Now this celebrity chef is being called a hero
- Flooding kills 7, displaces 2,000 in Nicaragua
- System headed toward Florida now likely to become a tropical depression or storm
- Puerto Rico doctors only now discovering the problems in remote towns