Sunday, June 26, 2005

Hurricane fears fade fast in Florida

Click on the link above to read about Florida Tourism's BIG bounceback!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

One Down, 14 to Go!

Brett is next! See the list of this year's storms at the link to the right.

We just got a bunch of rain which looks like it's headed next to the midwest.

Anymore, it seems we all feel the effects of these storms!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Got a generator?

North Carolina-based Lowe's reports selling 25,000 generators in its 71 Florida stores since June 1. Atlanta's Home Depot called sales at its 128 Florida stores "very brisk," in part because it has discounted its generators - and everything else that qualifies for the state exemption. Through June 12th Floridians don't pay sales tax on certain hurricane prep items.

Click here for the elegible TAX-FREE ITEMS

Tropical Storm Arlene is born!

Family & Friends: We'll keep you up to date this season on the popular new Florida pastime: "As the Wind Blows".

Leave a comment if you care, come visit us this season if you dare!
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PENSACOLA - Tropical Storm Arlene developed Thursday in the northwest Caribbean Sea, edging closer to western Cuba as the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm. Gulf Coast residents, including those in storm-battered Florida, were warned to beware.

Arlene had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph after strengthening from a tropical depression that formed Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Tropical storms have top sustained winds of 39 mph to 74 mph.

At 11 a.m. EDT, the storm's center was about 165 miles south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba. It was moving north at about 8 mph, and this motion could bring the storm's center near western Cuba as early as Thursday night, forecasters said.

The large storm's winds and rain extended 150 miles to the north and east from its poorly organized center, meaning parts of the Florida Keys could start getting rain Thursday, forecasters said.

Arlene was expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico by Friday, and residents from Florida to Louisiana were told to keep an eye on the tropical storm.