The Coastal Star has not received any gifts yet
By Amy Woods
Rita Thrasher dedicates her work to her daughters. Her youngest died at age 43. Her…
In between the National Hurricane Center’s every-three-hour updates, I grew anxious thinking what it would mean for our area to have the eye wall of a Category 4 or 5 Hurricane Irma blow directly up the I-95 corridor.
“If the eye passes east of the lake, we leave. If it goes west, we stay.”
That was the thin piece of logic I held to as we rushed through storm preparations. My husband was determined to stay regardless of the path. He’d laid the groundwork for survival —…
By Ron Hayes
Hurricane Irma spared Palm Beach County the worst it could do, and the county’s sea turtle nests seem to have been spared its worst as well.
“In general, the beach was in better shape than we expected,” said Kirt Rusenko, the marine conservationist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center who monitors nesting turtles along Boca Raton’s coast.
“We lost about 80 nests and 96 nests survived the storm and are still on the beach,” he said. “Pretty…