Miami Beach

  • The $1.1 billion to battle the Zika virus is long overdue and has been held up by a series of battles and setbacks. Photo by Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor/Handout via REUTERS
    August 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the CDC warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to Florida’s Miami Beach in light of the recent Zika outbreak there. Officials say mosquitoes are now transmitting the virus in the tourist destination; five local cases have been reported. Also, 86,500 people have filed for federal aid in the wake of the Louisiana floods, and many remain without power or in shelters. Continue reading

  • Rising Sea Levels monitor
    March 19, 2014  

    In recent years, increased flooding has been a stark wake up call for people living in South Florida. Projections calculated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicate sea levels will rise 9 to 24 inches by 2060 in that vulnerable region. Special correspondent Kwame Holman narrates this look by WPBT at how local governments are trying to prepare for the effects of climate change. Continue reading