Month: February 2018

‘The sound of death:’ Deadly tornadoes ravage Central Florida in dark (from 1998)

‘The sound of death:’ Deadly tornadoes ravage Central Florida in dark (from 1998)

In tornado-ravaged Central Florida on Feb. 24, 1998, Judith Ramirez sits on the steps of her brother in law Michael Ramirez’s trailer in the Morningside Acres mobile home park in Kissimmee. Ramirez died in the tornado. [Times files] EDITOR’S NOTE: While many of us were asleep, a string of deadly tornadoes tore through east-central Florida…

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Marco Rubio wants to know why Florida ended three Hardest Hit Fund programs

Marco Rubio wants to know why Florida ended three Hardest Hit Fund programs

Dena Tingling (left), 50, along with her sons, Bryan, 28, and Wayne, 29, and her grandchildren Khali,6, and Bryan, 9, as they hold a picture of their grandfather (Dena’s husband),Wayne Sr., who died recently of cancer, outside of the Largo home Dena has owned and has lived in for 18 years. Tingling was able to…

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