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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat September 1, 2012

Pets in a Disaster

State Library and Archives of Florida

Your pet has a better chance of surviving a disaster and remaining with you if you make plans ahead of time.  Waiting until a disaster strikes to decide what to do puts you and your best friend at risk.


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After Isaac
5:04 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Alabama Seafood Industry Survives Isaac

Damage from 2005's Hurricane Katrina to Bayou La Batre's fish processing area. The area did better during Isaac.
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Alabama's seafood industry survived Hurricane Issac with barely a scratch compared to Katrina seven years ago, but the storm could still cost millions in lost work.

Dozens of shrimp boats remain tied up at docks in Bayou La Batre, and processing plants are closed. But the storm caused virtually no damage to buildings or vessels.

The president of the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Ernie Anderson, says the storm could cost the industry as much as $3 million in lost sales.

Politics & Government
6:06 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

GOP delays start of the RNC Convention

RNC

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Republican Party will delay the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather forecast from Isaac. That's according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. Priebus says the convention will convene briefly Monday and then immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, once the storm is expected to have passed. He says in a statement that the party made the decision after consulting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and federal and local emergency officials.