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Pat Shingleton: "From '26 to '15?"

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 28 2014 Oct 28, 2014 October 28, 2014 3:00 AM October 28, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Tropical Storm Hanna is hugging the Nicaraguan/Honduras border as the eighth storm of the season. Meanwhile, Florida has gone 3,270 days without a hurricane. The last time this streak occurred was between 1980 and1984. The strongest storm on record that hit Miami was "The 1926 Hurricane." Experts believe that if a similar storm would hit Miami it would result in $180 billion in damage. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is preparing for a major hurricane to hit this area due to complacency. The number of people living near Florida's seashore has increased by 1.1 million since 1990 to 4.8 million. Most of the increase is attributed to seaside growth over the last four decades. When storms don't strike, many forget the consequences.

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