Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and an enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she has been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
15 hours ago | News
After purchasing plywood, filling up on fuel, and buying enough food to feed the family, most Floridians are probably feeling a little strapped this month. Hurricane Irma may not have razed Miami, but for many people, it wiped out savings that wil...
6 days ago | News
As of Friday afternoon, almost a quarter-million of Florida Power & Light's customers in Miami-Dade remained without power after Hurricane Irma. The widespread outages have already proven deadly: In Hollywood, eight elderly residents at a nursing ...
7 days ago | News
Outside the Miami City Cemetery, tree limbs crowd the narrow sidewalk and a padlock secures the gated entryways. At the east end of the graveyard, dozens of tropical trees — some planted nearly 100 years ago — have toppled onto tombstones.
12 days ago | News
While packing up to evacuate his South Beach condo this week, Daniel Ciraldo saw his neighbors at an eight-unit Art Deco building scramble to MacGyver last-minute hurricane fixes. With plywood long sold out, some taped their windows, while others ...
13 days ago | Upper Class
As evacuees have desperately tried to fly out of South Florida before Hurricane Irma hits, the airports have been a mess. Stranded passengers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were shuttled to an elementary school that doubles as ...
14 days ago | Weather
As Hurricane Irma churns freakishly close to Florida, an estimated 650,000 Miami-Dade residents are now a part of Mayor Carlos Gimenez's mandatory evacuation order. On barrier islands like Miami Beach, officials were warning people to get out of D...