Isabella Vi Gomes
2 days ago | News
Two weeks ago, Irma, a catastrophic Atlantic hurricane killed 38 people and destroyed thousands of homes in the Caribbean Islands before turning its sights on South Florida. Among its most victimized was Saint Thomas, a 32-square-mile island locat...
6 days ago | Environmental
Since 1933, Flamingo Gardens in Davie has been home to South Florida's tallest tree — the Terminalia superba, otherwise known as the korina tree. Throughout the tree's lifetime, it has survived bolts of lightning, gunshot wounds, and even the wrat...
6 days ago | Weather
Seven days after Irma, tens of thousands of homes in South Florida still have no electricity, even though FPL promised all power would be restored by this past weekend. Residents in many low-income communities, such as Allapattah, Little Haiti, Ov...
7 days ago | Weather
A group of young sailors stands helplessly on a deck as two skippers in yellow tow a shredded 200-foot-long dock away from the shore. Crushed behind it is a mangled wreck of nine sailboats, a couple of powerboats, and a 40-foot pontoon. As the doc...
11 days ago | Weather
Every year, more than a half million people flock to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Hurricane Irma, though, severely damaged both Vizcaya — an early 20th century Italian-style estate built by James Deerin...
12 days ago | Animals
Hurricane Irma tore through Jungle Island with 100 mph gusts and massive rain, ripping apart trees and blocking pathways through the park. But Christopher Gould, managing director of Jungle Island, insists his animal park has had reason to ce...