Hurricane Ike is now over the central part of Cuba and seems to be moving right up the length of the island. I heard a news reporter today say that since it will be spending more time over land that this would weaken it more before it leaves the western end of the island.
Bad news is that then it will be over the VERY warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday and Thursday mornings of this week and will likely strengthen again. The projected 5 day path has it moving away from Florida and towards Texas. Sadly, Louisiana and New Orleans are also in the path. But the path shows the storm just BARELY brushing past Key West. Let's hope the forecasters are correct. You can click on the image to the left to see a larger image of the projected 5 day path as of Monday, September 8, 2008.
Do be aware that if storm warnings or watches go up in Florida, property insurance underwriting on new policies will likely be suspended. Most contracts used by real estate professionals in Florida address this possibility. See your real estate and insurance agent for more information.
Much of my information comes from the National Hurricane Center. They follow tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes from birth to death. It can be a useful site to visit. If you would like to try it out, click on the following link: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov I suggest you "bookmark it" or "make it a Favorite" for future reference if you live in an area that can be affected by tropical storms or hurricanes. You will find it interesting and helpful.
Some other sites of interest concerning hurricanes and tropical storms are:
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