April 25, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 1/31/2014

"Catastrophic mistakes have literally been set in concrete, as has our fate."

-- Carl Hiaasen

Right now, the concern about hurricanes centers on new federal flood insurance rules that are sending policy prices into the ozone, especially for homes that aren't waterfront McMansions. But Carl Hiaasen, the "weird Florida" novelist and columnist/watchdog, reminds residents that insurance is the least of our worries. His latest book, Dance of the Reptiles (Vintage Originals, 416 pages), is a collection of his columns from the Miami Herald. In "When Will We Be Ready for the Next One? Never," dated Nov. 13, 2005, he deconstructs the finger-pointing after Hurricane Wilma.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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