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2013-05-24 23:30:48

Naples Florida Insurance Company Informs Residents About National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Naples, Florida (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 In recognition of National Hurricane Preparedness Week running from May 26-June 1, and the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on the 1st of June, Gulf Coast Educators Insurance cautions consumers that preparation is key to prevent a disaster. “Hurricane awareness and readiness are critical to reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster,” says...

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2011-01-25 15:58:10

Wilma caught the eye of NASA. NASA's Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared images of Cyclone Wilma in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and her eye was clearly visible from space. On January 25 at 00:59 UTC (8:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 24), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured data that was used to create infrared and visible images at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The images showed Cyclone Wilma had strengthened overnight and now has a visible...

2009-05-26 07:00:00

More South Florida Businesses Seek Continuity Safeguards Following Hurricane Wilma FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Wilma was a moderate yet feisty storm when it crossed the southern Florida peninsula in October of 2005. Rated a small Category 2 storm, Wilma, with winds of 110 mph, was not perceived as dangerous as Hurricane Andrew, a killer, Category 5 storm that ravaged the region a decade before. Wilma's aftermath, however, belied its lower category strength...

2009-03-11 13:52:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Since experts are predicting an above average Hurricane Season for 2009, Community Bank of Broward is already making hurricane preparations. They have ordered two Indoor Power Systems(TM) (IPS) from PowerReady International(TM). The IPS is a silent-running, gas and emission free indoor proprietary battery system that is ideal to keep homes or businesses operational even during prolonged power outages. Community Bank of Broward is one of the...

2008-08-18 18:00:07

By Brain Skoloff KEY WEST, Fla. - Florida Keys officials closed schools, opened shelters and urged visitors to leave as Tropical Storm Fay threatened to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday, but residents and some tourists seemed in no hurry to evacuate. Traffic leaving Key West and the Lower Keys on Sunday afternoon was light but steady as the sky darkened with storm clouds and the National Weather Service issued watches and warnings. "We've seen worse than this in Omaha," said Diego...

2008-07-25 03:00:00

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 24--After another lawn-soaking, puddle-producing summer storm rolls through, familiar taunts rain down on the top forecaster for the South Florida Water Management District. "Nice drought!" neighbors tease Geoff Shaunghnessy, lead meteorologist for the agency that is imposing Water restrictions on South Florida. Above-average rainfall in June and July forces the district to dump storm water into the ocean to avoid flooding. Yet the agency...

2006-09-02 12:34:09

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John crept up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after blasting this tourist port city with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power but caused no deaths. John flattened trees and electric power poles and sent advertising signs flying overnight in La Paz, a city of 200,000 people and the capital of Baja California Sur state. Ankle-deep flooding on several main roads cut off most streets around the...

2006-09-02 09:17:22

By Antonio Alcantar LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John rumbled up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after roughing up this tourist port overnight with wicked winds and torrential rain that knocked out power. Rescue workers began assessing damages and possible deaths in La Paz -- where about 200,000 people live -- when daylight broke. "The hurricane passed close by, or right over us, and cut power to the entire city," La Paz civil protection worker Adrian Romero...

2006-09-02 02:52:06

By Noel Randewich and Armando Tovar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early on Saturday, after forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet when John did not make a direct hit. Rescue workers said their main worries...

2006-09-02 01:44:25

By Noel Randewich and Armando Tovar LOS CABOS, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John roared up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early on Saturday, after forcing thousands of tourists and residents in this posh beach resort into shelters to escape high winds and lashing rain. But the Los Cabos resort, popular with U.S. tourists and famed for its beaches and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, dodged a bullet when John did not make a direct hit. Rescue workers said their main worries...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'