Month: March 2018

HB 1149 – Environmental Regulation

March 29, 2018 The Honorable Rick Scott Governor State of Florida 400 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 RE: HB 1149 – Environmental Regulation Dear Governor Scott, On behalf of Resiliency Florida, a non-profit corporation comprised of public and private sector entities committed to the sustainability of the state of Florida, we would like to […]

Irma Revealed Weakness, But Presented Opportunities to Show Resilient Miami

By Steven J. Wernick, Miami Herald, Oct. 1, 2017 Entering a City of Miami official’s office recently, I was greeted by two affectionate pups rescued from shelters after being abandoned during Hurricane Irma. In the midst of recovery efforts and growing frustration over extended power outages across Miami, I found a sense of optimism thinking […]

House Advances Bill to Create Markets for Private Flood Insurance

By Dave Kovaleski, Financial; Regulation News, Oct. 4, 2017 The House advanced legislation last week that would create private flood insurance markets to provide homeowners with more coverage options than just the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The House voted 264-155 to advance the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, sponsored by Reps. […]

Hurricane Irma Devastates Florida Farming

By Claire Taylor, The Scottish Farmer, Oct. 4, 2017 HURRICANE IRMA has caused widespread devastation throughout Florida’s farming industry, leading to what their farm bureau are calling “an agricultural disaster that will cost farmers and ranchers billions”. The category five hurricane wreaked havoc across parts of the Caribbean early in September, battering a number of […]

Miami Mayor: City Flooding “Like a Hurricane” Again Today Thanks to King Tides

By Jerry Iannelli, Miami New Times, Oct. 5, 2017 Thanks to sea-level rise, Florida’s unique topography, and poor city planning, areas of Miami-Dade County look like a hurricane hit them today. But there’s not even a tropical storm in town. Instead, mere weeks after a real hurricane did damage major parts of South Florida, the Miami area […]

After Hurricane Irma, South Florida Cities and FPL Consider More Underground Lines

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2017 After Hurricane Irma‘s winds took out 90 percent of South Florida’s power, many residents wondered why more of the region’s power lines are not underground. The widespread outage occurred even though the storm brought mostly tropical-force winds instead of hurricane force winds to the region, according to the National Weather […]