The Federal Emergency Management Administration, or FEMA, will open a Disaster Recovery Center at Miami Dade College Monday to help people affected by Hurricane Irma fill out applications and and answer post-storm questions.
Commissioner Keon Hardemon was automatically elected without an opponent and mayoral front-runner Francis Suarez drew little opposition by Saturday’s deadline to qualify for the Nov. 7 election. But races for the city’s third and fourth commission districts will be competitive.
The head of the agency that regulates nursing homes clarifies that the new generator rules requires long-term care facilities to provide a refuge space to cool residents for four days in a storm, not entire facilities. But the industry says it still needs more time.
If Hurricane Irma in Miami-Dade was a dry run for a direct hurricane hit on the county, experts say there are several lessons to be drawn and vulnerabilities to address, as well as some reassuring early conclusions.
Ronyde Christina Ponthieux, a 10-year-old Miami Shores Elementary student and young leader in the Haitian Women of Miami, advocated for an 18-month extension for temporary protected status for Haitians.