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So Far So Good - No Major Storms During 2009 Hurricane Season in Florida

Atl_overviewOct24thNow just a little over a month left before the 2009 hurricane season will end, and we have yet to see any sign of even a strong tropical storm. The Atlantic Ocean just seems to stay pretty calm with none of the low pressure areas gaining any strength. This year's season will officially end on November 30th. Here's hoping that we make it through unscathed. If you click on the image to the left a larger version should open up in a new window for you.

The more years we make it by without a hit the better it is for all of us. Less problems and perhaps more options for insurance as companies begin to return or start up here. That year a few years back when we had four come barreling through scared a lot of them, even though here in Zephyrhills, and in most of the state, no major damage occurred.

For even more infomation you may also want to visit the National Hurricane Center by CLICKING HERE  Make it one of your favorites so you can visit it from time-to-time. They follow each depression, tropical storm and hurricane as they approach the United States. They also offer a variety of maps similar to the one above that can tell you where the storm may go, how strong the winds are, etc. It can be a very interesting site, especially for those of you who own homes here in Florida.

If you have not already done so, you may still want to get prepared. Waiting until the last minute could be too late. Even if it turns out to be a false alarm, all of the canned food and bottled water can be eaten in the fall and winter when severe storms no longer threaten us. To learn more about preparedness in Florida you can go to:

You can also access The Weather Channel for their local Zephyrhills forecast by: CLICKING HERE.

I will try to post updates if storms approach, but the National Hurricane Center or your local weather services are your official sources of information. However, if I can be of any assistance to you, do not hesitate to call me at: 813-783-4444 or e-mail me at: jelwell1@tampabay.rr.comYou can also visit my main webpage at:

John Elwell - REALTOR


Bill Nye Realty, Inc.


Licensed in Florida


Comment balloon 3 commentsJohn Elwell • October 24 2009 09:31PM


John,  I am very thankful that there have been no major hurricanes or tropical storms this year.  Our two sons live in Florida, the younger son is in Stuart and he has 2 sons.  They have seen enough hurricanes in the past few years.  Our older son lives in Amelia Florida. He and his wife have 2 daughters.  

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 10 years ago


I'll bet the unspoken word in Florida right now is "YET"

Good Luck,


Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Very true John. But as we get further and further from the hottest days of the year, the better off we will be and the less the chances are that a storm will develop. It has been a quiet year. Started out wet, which was good, but now has been dryer lately. In any case, I am sure the insurance companies will continue to cry poverty, but that rings a bit hollow when no storms have made landfall. Oh well, Wonder if Bernie Madoff has any insurance stock???

Posted by John Elwell, You Deserve a Full-Time Agent, Not Reduced Results (CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

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