Flooding on Brickell Avenue during Hurricane Irma.
Flooding on Brickell Avenue during Hurricane Irma. Miami Herald file
Flooding on Brickell Avenue during Hurricane Irma. Miami Herald file

Irma was a teachable moment for Miami-Dade. Have we learned its lessons?

September 22, 2017 07:00 AM

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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.