Greg AllenAs NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast.
Researcher Michael Black's ashes were wrapped in the Virginia state flag before being dropped into the eye of Hurricane Michael. Black helped pioneer the use of a device dropped into hurricanes to measure wind speed and air pressure.
In early October, Hurricane Michael devastated Florida's Panhandle, leaving beachside communities in ruins. The cost of removing debris from Mexico Beach, including its canals, is expected to top $25 million.
Peter Brown was held by the county sheriff at the direction of Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency erroneously identified him as a Jamaican here illegally and flagged him for deportation. In fact, Brown was born in Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey and has seen Jamaica only once, briefly on a cruise.