Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, hears about the latest preparations for Hurricane Irma from Florida emergency management director Bryan Koon, right, and other officials during a 5 p.m. briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee on Sept. 5, 2017.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, hears about the latest preparations for Hurricane Irma from Florida emergency management director Bryan Koon, right, and other officials during a 5 p.m. briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee on Sept. 5, 2017. Kristen M. Clark kclark@miamiherald.com
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, hears about the latest preparations for Hurricane Irma from Florida emergency management director Bryan Koon, right, and other officials during a 5 p.m. briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee on Sept. 5, 2017. Kristen M. Clark kclark@miamiherald.com

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  • Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms

    Model beach houses take a beating as scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science crank up a one-of-a-kind hurricane simulation tank at the school. Scientist Ben Kirtman, the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Studies explains how creating Cat 5 force winds and waves in the giant tank help with making predications and future forecasts that help save lives.