Even before Tuesday afternoon, when boyish Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas lifted the evacuation order, it was clear the City of Miami had again avoided a major hurricane. Last year we had Georges, then Mitch. Dennis passed by this past August. And finally there was Floyd. As soon as the storms churn away, usually toward the cursed Carolinas coast, it's easy to forget the stomach-rumbling anxiety spawned by their approach. The sun shines, supermarket aisles no longer host rugby scrums, and Roland Steadham grabs some Z's. The storm's effect on our lives drifts from memory like a warm... More >>>