Hurricane Ike is now leaving the island of Cuba and has begun its trek over the Gulf of Mexico. The projected 5 day path shows that it will most likely hit the coast of Texas sometime Friday night. So perhaps New Orleans and we have escaped damage this time. But remember Friday is still three days away, and these storms have been known to act irratically. Let's hope this one keeps right on moving to the west and away from Zephyrhills and Tampa, Florida. You can click on the image to the left to see a larger image of the projected 5 day path as of late afternoon Tuesday, September 9, 2008.
Josephine which was once a worry as it moved to the east across the Atlantic has now disappeared completely and from what I hear is not even a tropical depression. So for now, we are not watching that one.
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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John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida