Hurricane Wilma bent palm trees in Plantation when it made landfall in Plantation in 2005.
Hurricane Wilma bent palm trees in Plantation when it made landfall in Plantation in 2005. Richard Sheinwald Bloomberg News File
Hurricane Wilma bent palm trees in Plantation when it made landfall in Plantation in 2005. Richard Sheinwald Bloomberg News File

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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.