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Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been thinking about what we learned from surviving Irma and how we can be better prepared next time. So we asked what your most clutch items in your hurricane kit were, plus what you learned from prepping.
Your answers ranged from buying anything that requires batteries to tricks on staying cool after the power goes out. Here’s our list.
Home run. It’s official: Derek Jeter and businessman Bruce Sherman’s group has the final approval to buy the Marlins. MLB owners unanimously approved the sale for the humble price of $1.2 billion. (Miami Herald)
Blame it on Irma. The price of orange juice is expected to go up A LOT because Hurricane Irma wiped out nearly 70 percent of Florida’s citrus crop. Yes, you read that right. Next time you’re at Publix, you might end up paying $8 a gallon for your morning OJ fix. (CBS Miami)
They heard you. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a $13 million plan to reverse Metrorail cuts and avoid more cutbacks to bus service, just ahead of the county budget vote today. At last week’s hearing, his spending plan almost didn’t pass the initial vote because of anger over the cuts. We’ll find out at today’s hearing if this is enough to get the commission’s vote. Wanna be heard? Here’s how to attend. (Miami Herald)
I guess this is goodbye…? Our state’s director of emergency management, Bryan Koon, is stepping down to take a job in the private sector. He’s been in charge of how Florida handles disasters like hurricanes. It’s only been a few weeks since Irma and there’s still two whole months left in hurricane season. P.S. Miami-Dade County will be discussing its own Irma response today if you want to listen in. (WLRN)
Tragedy. Three workmen died yesterday afternoon when a crane they were standing on collapsed. They were working on a TV signal tower in Miami Gardens when they fell about 40 stories. (Miami Herald)
Barracuda pride. The powerhouse duo behind political group Occupy Democrats, which reportedly has more influence on Facebook than any other news source in the U.S., was created by two Mexican-American twin brothers who came to the U.S. as kids and graduated from Coral Reef High School. They launched it from their parents’ West Kendall apartment, and the Miami New Times has the whole story.
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