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Tropical Storm Gustav Heads Into the Gulf of Mexico and Expected to Strengthen - Could Hit Mississippi or Louisiana

Gustavfriday Tropical Storm Gustav is still heading across the Gulf of Mexico and 5 day projections show it heading toward Mississippi and Louisiana. Some are predicting it will slow its forward movement over the gulf and could pick up strength. Also be aware the Tropical Storm Hanna is to the east of Puerto Rico and bears watching. Looks like this one will go over the Bahamas and could come close to Florida. Still several days away though at this point in time. You can click on the image to the left to see the projected path of Gustav, as of Friday, August 29th.

While it appears that Gustav will not come anywhere near the Zephyrhills and the Tampa areas of Florida, it will pay for residents of these zones to keep an eye on the storm as it marches westward. As well, as watching the progress of TS Hanna. See the link in the next paragraph. 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 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: 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.

I invite you to also visit my webpage at: 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: or by phone at: 813-783-4444

John Elwell - REALTOR


Bill Nye Realty, Inc.


Licensed in Florida


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