Florida Residents Warned They'll Be Ticketed For Hurricane-Damaged Homes

Via TheAntiMedia.org,

At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

“And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something,” Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perez’s fence still standing.


“I laughed,” he said. “I thought he was kidding. ‘You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.’ ‘No, I’m not kidding. I have to cite you for this.’ I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!”

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said he’d “have to write me a fine” if the fence wasn’t up to code by then.

“At the time this officer was out here, we didn’t have power, we didn’t have food, we didn’t have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous,” Perez said, adding that “it’s not like I can go to Home Depot” because all the stores were closed.

The South Floridian says he understands that there is a lot of work that needs to be done but that the county’s rush to issue warnings was inappropriate:

“Give us a minute to breathe. Let us get our power back on. And I wouldn’t mind if they told me that a few days down the line or due time but it bothers me that they came out here just a few hours after the storm had passed.”

On the issue of restoring power, Reason noted that at the time Miami-Dade was handing out citations — the WSVN investigation found Perez was far from alone; the county handed out 680 pool barrier and 177 electrical hazard notices in the hours after Irma — 16,510 homes and businesses were still without power.

When Reason tried to confirm with Miami-Dade if monetary fines would be attached to citations, the county responded with the following statement:

“We were looking to advise residents of the following hazards on their properties that they may not have been aware of, but that pose a life safety threat: damaged structures that rendered them unsafe, unsecured pools with no barriers, electrical hazards (down lines, damaged meters) and gas hazards (damaged meters).


If any of these hazards were found, our inspectors gave out a safety notice, which is neither a notice of violation warning nor a citation. That means there is no fine attached. The safety notices given to property owners identify the hazard, steps that should be taken to correct the hazard, and who to contact for additional information.”

Fine or no, WSVN’s legal expert and Broward County public defender, Howard Finkelstein, said the timing was “awful” for the people trying to recover:

“This is outrageous. After Irma, people were stressed, they were worried and for a government official to slap a warning notice on them to add to their misery is insulting.”


hedgeless_horseman Billy the Poet Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:21 Permalink

 Looters will be poisoned. 

The USAF has been helping Texans by spraying them with neurotoxin banned in the EU. Naled, a neurotoxin sold under the brand name Dibrom, works by killing an enzyme in insects and leads to overstimulating the nervous system, causing nausea, dizziness and confusion and at high exposure, respiratory paralysis and death. Naled has been widely used in the US since 1950, but it was prohibited for use by by the European Union in 2012 over concerns it might affect human health. https://www.rt.com/usa/403377-air-force-sprays-harvey-chemicals/

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Manthong Mr. Pain Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:32 Permalink

  Hey, they are just doing their job responsibly as Democrats. Republicans are far, far from perfect, but these clowns are certainly not Republican. Vote Democrat for a cleaner, safer neighborhood...
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..especially in Chicago  

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Déjà view Manthong Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:57 Permalink

Tejas should spend its "RAINY DAY FUND" before "looting" from 'taxplayers' at large..."POISONED"...

Texas has the nation’s largest economic stabilization fund (ESF), commonly called a “rainy day fund.”

The state’s ESF balance at the close of fiscal 2016 was $9.7 billion. According to a recent study by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), that’s equivalent to about 18 percent of Texas’ annual general revenue expenditures, nearly three times more than a nationwide average of 6.5 percent among states with similar funds.

If the 2017 legislative session doesn’t tap the rainy day fund, it should contain about $10.3 billion by the end of fiscal 2017 and $11.9 billion at the end of fiscal 2019.


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hedgeless_horseman HenryKissinger… Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:11 Permalink


tar and feather

The USAF C-130 pilots that have been flying super low over our farm and spraying us with neurotoxin that makes our kids less intelligent?Tar and feather seems a little too lenient, considering...

In 2016, a study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that when pregnant mothers live within one kilometer of fields where certain pesticides are used, their children are more likely to have lower IQs.  https://www.rt.com/usa/403377-air-force-sprays-harvey-chemicals/

Isn't the fact that the USAF is attacking US citizens in Texas with poison llegal?

The purpose of the act – in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807 – is to limit the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States. It was passed as an amendment to an army appropriation bill following the end of Reconstruction, and was subsequently updated in 1956 and 1981. The Act only specifically applies to the United States Army and, as amended in 1956, the United States Air Force.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

We haven't had any standing water on our place for more than two weeks.

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Slack Jack ergatz Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:21 Permalink

When the temperatures are higher, hurricanes are (potentially) more powerful. Since hurricanes are formed by the evaporation of sea-water. The warmer the water, the more evaporation and the stronger the hurricane. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that global warming will add to the average strength of hurricanes. The occurrence of hurricanes depends on many factors, in particular the wind shear. So it is not clear that global warming will necessarily increase the number of Hurricanes, although it might.

Record-Setting Hurricanes; Record temperatures; Record-Setting Wildfires; ya think it might be global warming?


So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of about 80 meters (263 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

The ice sheets have been continuously melting for thousands of years. What is left of them today, is still melting, and will continue to melt. Human caused global warning will cause this remnant to melt significantly faster. This is a big, big, problem.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:


Global temperatures are increasing. And by quite a lot each year.

2016 is the hottest year on record for global temperatures.

This is 0.0380 degrees centigrade hotter than the previous record year which was 2015.

0.0380 is a large increase in just one year.

2015 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.1601 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2014.

0.1601 is an absolutely huge increase in just one year (at this rate temperatures would increase by 16 degrees in a century).

2014 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.0402 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2010.


The conspiracy to hide global warming data.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is given tax money to make global temperature records available to the public. However, certain people at NOAA continually sabotage this aspect of NOAA's mandate. For example, these people have (deliberately) sabotaged the web-page that delivers the temperature records.

Look for yourself:

Go to the page: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php scroll down to the The Global Anomalies and Index Data section and click the download button and see what happens. Well, you get the message:

"Not Found. The requested URL /monitoring-references/faq/anomalies-download was not found on this server."

I guess that the 2017 data must be truly horrible if they have to hide it away.

It turns out that this seems to be the case; NASA reports that:

July 2017 had the hottest average land temperatures on record.

The new July 2017 record was +1.20 degrees centigrade above the 20th century average (of the July data). The previous record average land temperature for July was just last year. It was +1.10 degrees above the 20th century average.

Did the media bother to tell you about this? No!

The average land temperatures for August 2017 are second only to those of last year, August 2016.


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jeff montanye turkey george palmer Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:16 Permalink

well i might believe some of it but saying warmer water makes for more evaporation and larger hurricanes seems to avoid the cooling effect of greater heat loss from the evaporation process itself.fossil fuel usage is being reduced by the low prices of solar and wind power and will continue thus.  whatever president trump does to slow the transition will be minor fading to miniscule; indeed the extra effort extracted from the believers by his intransigence (largely ceremonial and symbolic) will probably counterbalance any actual acts.the ace in the hole (rather deep, unfortunately) is that the human population of the world will peak in twenty or thirty years, maybe sooner with global war and/or depression, and decline without clear limit, save zero, indefinitely.p.s. vote against the current occupants of the dade county government, etc.  we know the elections here are pretty fair, given trump won.

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Slack Jack jeff montanye Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:43 Permalink

jeff montanye @ Sep 22, 2017 9:16 PM "but saying warmer water makes for more evaporation and larger hurricanes seems to avoid the cooling effect of greater heat loss from the evaporation process itself."

This is a fair observation. Unfortunately, the heat loss from the evaporation process itself doesn't contribute much to counteracting the greenhouse effect.

Heat (via water vapor) is transported to the upper atmosphere. This is true, but the water vapor never gets above about 12-15 km up (depends on where you are). It's just too cold and the water precipitates out.

However, the carbon dioxide forms a blanket more than 100 km thick, so when the evaporated water vapor radiates its heat (at a height of < 15 km) it still has to pass through most of the CO2 blanket.

Hence, the "heat loss from the evaporation process" has little effect on global warming.

If you are wondering, the data for height versus CO2 concentration is as follows:

[Height (kilometers) CO2 (parts per million)]

[0 345]
[1 345]
[2 345]
[3 345]
[4 345]
[5 345]
[6 345]
[7 345]
[8 345]
[9 345]
[10 345]
[11 345]
[12 344]
[13 343]
[14 342]
[15 341]
[16 340]
[17 339]
[18 338]
[19 337]
[20 336]
[21 336]
[22 336]
[23 336]
[24 336]
[25 336]
[26 336]
[27 336]
[28 336]
[29 336]
[30 336]
[35 335]
[40 330]
[45 335]
[50 320]
[70 300]
[100 200]

The data is old; from 1985/86. At sea-level the CO2 concentration is now about 400 ppm (parts per million).

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Gerrilea Slack Jack Fri, 09/22/2017 - 21:32 Permalink

Agent, how many times do you need to post this propaganda?  How much do you get paid each time you do?Get this though your head, we don't believe the likes of you anymore. Is the planet getting warmer? YES.  Is it humanity's fault? NOT on your life. IF every human alive today stopped using fossil fuels and stopped the production of CO2, except for breathing...in 100 yrs the difference in global temperatures would be less that .07 of 1 degree!GO CON SOMEONE ELSE!Oh and by the by, the average temperature for Buffalo this past August was 6 degrees lower than last year, as per both my electric & gas company monthly bills.  

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Offthebeach Slack Jack Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:21 Permalink

Record setting?You. Have. No. Proof.We keep poor and inadiquite "records" now.  Calibration with what few new instruments and even of only 50 years ago, is poor.50 years ago, weatherand sea temp recordings were thousands of miles, or ten thousand miles apart.50 years ago, going back as far as you want, we have nothing.So, factually, you don't have a record, earth/time wise to say " Historic".BTW,, what happened to the recent ten years of no landfall hurricanes?  Did the Algore effect preclude them? Did the infalible Laws of Enviro get..um...tired?  

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ich1baN IH8OBAMA Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:46 Permalink

Miami isn't all that bad... for one I live there. Remember there are a ton of Cubans who vote Republican, 75% of them this election voted for Trump... so if you wipe out Miami, you wipe out the cubans too. They are good people as a whole. They tend to be anti-communist and pro-free markets and they are very open about talking about it as well which makes life more fun for me.

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jefferson32 hedgeless_horseman Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:24 Permalink

HH, I can understand if you were shaking with rage, and wished you had one of those nice S-400 to get rid of the planes. But it will only get worse in the USA. I read so many of your posts, and you are so insightful on so many things. Why the hell didn't you get out of the US years ago already? Are you tied professionally? There is plenty of cheap land in the world,min places you could settle as a US citizen, with a decent amount of (relative) liberty left.

A righteous answer IMO would be; Love of the land. I'm ready to die for it. May those bastards come, I will shoot as many as I can, I am armed to the teeth.

If that's the case may God bless you. I would have left.

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ich1baN unsafe-space-time Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:35 Permalink

Sometimes I think ZHers are braindead. Russian Communism murdered more than 30 million people over its lifetime. Mao's Chinese communism is responsible for over 80 million deaths in the Great Leap Forward campaign.... you ZHers that at every turn try to make Communism seem as if it is some benign political and worldview compared to Western governments are reprehensible.

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Tiwin Manthong Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:53 Permalink

Oh BULLSHIT on your partisan zinger.Not on you personally , but the whole fakeass Dem/repub lef/right theatreALL govt is evil. There is Absolutely not a fucking dime's worth of difference between the parties. they work together to fuck us all.Hows that GROPING from the REPUBLICAN TSA working out for your 9 year old daughter?Did you man up when the TSA nazi goon stuck his hand on your wife's pussy? Thought not.A republican stopped the supposed repeal of Obama care. Hows your wallet?And while were at it thank the Republicans for the DEA OSHA and the EPA while youre at it.Fuck no I am not a democrat so dont even go there. This story is what the 2nd amendment SHOULD be all about. That clipboard carrier should have been GUT SHOT on the spot.And seeing how these violations will be eventually collected at gunpoint by the fucking police , they should be shot also.Tree of Liberty.Her name was Liberty.Republicans SUCK ASS and SO DO DEMOCRATSwhere did the Americans go?Go fucking team! rah rah rah

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Big Hugh Manthong Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:55 Permalink

And this is precisely why "Just kill him" is the only solution that we have left. Like the Nazis who were just doing their jobs... If we kill the piss-ant functionaries ((they)) send out to rob and fleece us, sooner or later either the fleecing will stop, or ((they)) will have to start coming out in public to do it themselves.

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