Greg Allen

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Florida Prepares For Hurricane Irma

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit Florida over the weekend. Officials and residents are preparing for a storm they worry may equal or surpass Hurricane Andrew from 25 years ago.


After Harvey Wreaked Havoc In Texas, Florida Braces For Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Hurricane Irma is a major hurricane and on a path that may take it to south Florida by the weekend. Residents and officials in Florida are taking the storm very seriously and preparations are already well underway.


After Hurricane Harvey, Many In Houston Struggle With Apartment Rent Dilemma

Saturday, September 02, 2017

With streets mostly dry and shelters closing, people displaced by Harvey are returning home. Now, residents are focused on whether their homes are habitable, and many are worried about paying rent and mortgages.


With Rain Lessening In Houston, Airports And Ports Begin Opening

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

As the heavy rains have let up in Houston, officials are assessing when they can reopen the city's port and airports. Both airports opened with limited service Wednesday. The port will take longer.


U.S. Mulls More Sanctions On Venezuela

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

U.S. officials say they're considering additional sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro regime, including measures targeting the country's oil industry. But the U.S. imports Venezuelan oil.


Sessions Continues To Criticize Sanctuary Cities During His Visit To Miami

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in Miami highlighting one of the city's communities cooperating with the Trump administration in helping deport immigrants here illegally, but he's still singling out cities who aren't complying.


From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

Friday, August 11, 2017

President Trump announced Thursday that his administration plans to declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic. Six states have already taken this step.


Beach Town Tries To Reverse Runaway Growth Of 'Sober Homes'

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Some local and state officials in South Florida are calling for more regulation of addiction recovery residences to help combat insurance scams.


Should The Opioid Crisis Be Declared A National Emergency?

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Addiction treatment professionals are praising many of the recommendations of a White House commission on the opioid crisis. But some question the recommendation to declare it a national emergency.


New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

Monday, July 31, 2017

The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.


Venezuelans Who Fled To Florida Participate In Opposition's Symbolic Vote

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans in Florida were expected to vote in the referendum organized by opponents of Venezuela's president. Anti-Maduro anger is boiling over in South Florida communities.


Florida Governor Wants State To Divest From Companies That Deal With Venezuela

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott announced the plan Monday. More than 100,000 Venezuelans live in Florida — many of whom fled repression from the regimes of Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro.


American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy

Monday, July 10, 2017

U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump's changes to the Obama administration's Cuba travel policies. The new rules don't affect cruises, and may help them.


Florida Swaps Out Septic Tanks For Sewers To Fight Coastal Pollution

Friday, July 07, 2017

Septic tanks, long considered safe and effective, are increasingly seen as a major contributor to coastal pollution. Florida is now starting the costly job of switching hundreds of thousands of homeowners from septic to sewer.


Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.


Venezuela's Government Cracks Down On Shipments From U.S. Amid Crisis

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

South Florida's large Venezuelan-American community has been actively sending goods to the beleaguered nation for years and a large number of express services have set up shop in Miami. Now, shipments are being intercepted by the government in Venezuela and some goods, including medical supplies, are banned.


FEMA Confronts Financial Uncertainty Heading Into Active Hurricane Season

Thursday, June 01, 2017

As we head into what's forecast to be a more active than normal hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in an uncertain position. The agency that responds to disasters still doesn't have a director, and some key programs are slated for big cuts under the Trump budget.


Disaster Agency To Weather Hurricane Season With No Leader, Proposed Cuts

Thursday, June 01, 2017

As hurricane season begins, there are concerns that FEMA, the federal agency in charge of dealing with disasters, may be less prepared than usual and hampered by proposed budget cuts.


Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.


Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.