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  2. Miami - Wikipedia

    Miami and its suburbs are located on a broad plain between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east, which extends from Lake Okeechobee southward to Florida Bay. The elevation of the area averages at around 6 ft (1.8 m) [38] above sea level in most neighborhoods, especially near the coast.

  3. Boca Raton, Florida - Wikipedia,_Florida

    Palm Beach State College has its Boca Raton campus adjacent to Florida Atlantic University since 1983. When it was opened, it was named Palm Beach Junior College. In 1988 it changed its name to Palm Beach Community College, and in 2009, to Palm Beach State College. Everglades University has its main campus in Boca Raton. Libraries

  4. Delray Beach, Florida - Wikipedia,_Florida

    This area is sometimes referred to collectively and informally as "West Delray." Delray Beach's location in Southeastern Palm Beach County is in the middle of Florida's Gold Coast region. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Delray Beach has a total land area of 15.81 miles (25.44 km). Downtown location

  5. Hurricane Katrina - Wikipedia

    Hurricane Katrina was a destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that caused over 1,800 fatalities and $125 billion in damage in late August 2005, especially in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas.

  6. Lake Worth Beach, Florida - Wikipedia,_Florida

    Lake Worth Beach, previously named Lake Worth, is a city in east-central Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, located about 64 miles (103 km) north of Miami.The city's name is derived from the body of water along its eastern border known as the Lake Worth Lagoon, which was named for General William J. Worth, who led United States Army forces during the last part of the Second Seminole War.

  7. Hurricane Irma - Wikipedia

    A strong high pressure system to the north of Irma caused the storm to move west-southwestward between September 2 and September 4. The first aircraft reconnaissance mission departed from Barbados on the afternoon of September 3, discovering an eye 29 mi (47 km) in diameter and surface winds of 115 mph (185 km/h).

  8. Hurricane Isaac (2012) - Wikipedia

    Only minimal beach erosion was reported, but hundreds of sea turtle nests were swept away. A man died in West Palm Beach after driving through the storm and crashing into a concrete wall along Interstate 95, and another man doing the same thing died in a crash on State Road 78. Damage in Palm Beach County totaled $71.59 million.

  9. List of events named massacres - Wikipedia

    At a Seminole camp northeast of Lake Okeechobee, a biracial (half-black, half-Native American) man named Jim Jumper shot and killed several Seminole for unclear reasons before being killed himself by a Seminole man named Billy Martin. December 29, 1890: Wounded Knee, South Dakota, United States: Wounded Knee Massacre: 200–300