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FEMA remembers Ivan

FEMA remembers Ivan

Press Release: Ten years ago “Ivan the Terrible,” as the deadly hurricane was dubbed, ripped across the Gulf Coast as the strongest storm of the 2004 season. Ten years later, Hurricane Ivan serves as a reminder that the time to prepare for the next hurricane is now. Ivan is remembered for [...]

Zoo is making comeback

Zoo is making comeback

The Ft. Walton Beach Daily News reports that new owner and CEO Eric Mogensen of the Gulf Breeze Zoo says attendance is about 15 percent higher than what was budgeted. The zoo closed in August 2009 after struggling for the four years after Hurricane Ivan. The new management, Virginia Safari Park [...]

CMP 101

The blog has grown beyond Northwest Florida. We are approaching a million page views a month. Some of the new readers have been drawn here because of The Daily Beast and my coverage of the BP oil disaster. Others have been attracted by my investigations into the Billings murders. When I cover [...]

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

Deepwater Horizon – Not the First Gulf Oil Leak

By IN Reporter Ryne Ziemba... Currently, there are roughly 4,000 oil rigs off the Gulf Coast of the United States, with the exception of Florida’s coast which has yet to allow drilling off its shores. Of these thousands of oil rigs, there is an intricate system of pipes that connect the rigs [...]

Transparency Challenge for District 2

Transparency Challenge for District 2

The race in the Republican primary for Escambia County District 2 is a dogfight. The top candidates - incumbent Gene Valentino, former County Administrator George Touart, State Rep. Dave Murzin and newcomer Karen Sindel - all have had their financial status challenged at one time or [...]

McNesby overcharged FEMA for Ivan (DHS letter)

While doing research on another project, I came across this April 30, 2009 letter from the regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on its audit of disaster costs associated with Hurricane Ivan activities for Escambia County Sheriffs Office under Ronnie McNesby. The auditor [...]

IN Coverage of Hurricane Ivan

IN Coverage of Hurricane Ivan

Here are some of articles from five years ago on Hurricane Ivan and our community's recovery: Ivan and Bush Hit Home Staring Ivan in the Eye Images of Ivan Behind the Scenes Outtakes 9/23/04 Winners & Losers

IN: Aftermath of Hurricane Ivan

IN: Aftermath of Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan kicked us out of our nice digs in the Theisen Building. We left half our furniture behind - either destroyed or it was too heavy to carry down three flights of stairs. We lost 60% of our advertisers, cut the staff by a third and shrink the paper down to 32 pages. Here are a few of [...]