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Tropical Storm Emily Heading Toward Florida? You Never Know, so Be Alert!

Tropical Storm Emily

As of today, 8/2/2011, Tropical Storm Emily is just to the south of Puerto Rico, and its projected path would appear to take it in a more northeasterly track. At least at this time, the "cone" projecting its likely path will have it skirting the east coast of Florida and then proceeding up the Atlantic Coast.

You can click on the map to the left to see a larger view.

Do keep in mind that it is still faraway and wind directions have been known to change. I have even seen storms do loop-the-loops and come right back over the same area. So the trajectory of this storm could change. You never can tell this far out. But it pays to be alert and take cautious steps to prepare. Just in case!

So far we have had a pretty quiet hurricane season with no major storms making landfall here. We do seem to be getting more rain than we normally do, but this very much resembles the weather patterns that took place all the time up until the late 1980's when a VERY long dry spell took place. So these nice showers are very welcome and have helped cut down on wildfires. The landscape around Zephyrhills sure is looking nice and green. And many are saving money on irrigation.

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 to track the path of each storm. You can also download a Hurricane Tracking Map by clicking on the following link: TRACKING MAP

I will also try to update my weblog with new posts if it appears that a hurricane or other major storm will make landfall in our area. So come back here to check if you want to.

You can also find out how to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters at the following state site: http://www.floridadisaster.org/ Do not wait until a storm is upon us to prepare your home and family. Hopefully we will make it through 2011 with no major storms paying us a visit, but you never know. Better safe than sorry!

I invite you to visit my webpage at: http://www.jelwell.century21bnr.com/ where you will find links to many interesting sites dealing with real estate. You are always welcome there.

I can also be contacted via e-mail at: jelwell1@tampabay.rr.com or by phone at: 813-783-4444

John Elwell - REALTOR

CENTURY 21

Bill Nye Realty, Inc.

813-783-4444

Licensed in Florida

 

Comment balloon 0 commentsJohn Elwell • August 02 2011 06:48PM

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