Floridians don’t always agree on things. Remember the presidential election of 2000? That’s why a recent survey showing Florida citizens’ overwhelming support for medical and health research is so striking.
Despite ominous predictions that this hurricane season would rival last year’s onslaught of killer storms, the season ended quietly on Nov. 30. The lessons of Hurricane Katrina, however, require us to plan for what lies ahead. Unfortunately, Congress has failed to enact comprehensive catastrophe legislation to prepare for and respond to the worst Mother Nature has to offer.