KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – “Rain is bad for us. Rain is very bad for us,” Elena Errazuriz sighed as she looked out through the bay windows of her Key Biscayne home.

It was the Friday before Memorial Day, and Errazuriz was annoyed. Ahead of the start of hurricane season – which runs from June to November – Subtropical Storm Alberto was pounding the Miami area with heavy rain and strong winds.

“Rain triggers thoughts of flooding,” Errazuriz said.

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