Lookout again Florida

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  1. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    MIAMI (Nov. 19) - Tropical Storm Gamma blew along the coasts of Belize and Honduras on Saturday as it threatened to turn onto a path that could threaten South Florida this coming week.

    Gamma, the 24th storm of the busiest hurricane season on record, had top sustained wind near 45 mph and could become a hurricane before reaching the Florida Peninsula, forecasters said at the National Hurricane Center.

    The long-term track from the hurricane center indicated that Gamma might take a path similar to Wilma's and head northeast toward the Florida Peninsula. Wilma sliced across the southern portion of the state Oct. 24, causing more than 20 deaths.

    Florida has been pummeled by eight hurricanes and three tropical storms in the past 15 months. Insured losses from this year's storms are estimated at more than $10 billion in Florida, according to the state Department of Financial Services.

    Gamma extended the Atlantic's record-breaking storm season. The previous record of 21 named storms had stood since 1933 and, for the first time, officials had to turn to the Greek alphabet for names.


    11-19-05 08:10 EST


    Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.
     
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    Spoke to Daughter in Hollywood yesterday. She has barely had power restored for a week. What a bummer!!
     
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    With what has happened lately in Florida and the past few yrs also, i think if i lived there, i would be hi-tailin it out of that state.....



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  4. ronjor

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    This one may miss them. At least, the worst of it. Here's hoping.
     
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    Yup! She's already sold the house and will be moving back to the San Diego area soon. Yeaaaa!
     
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    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/11/19/gamma.ap/index.html?section=cnn_topstories

    "Tropical Storm Gamma kills six
    Season's 24th named storm on track to skirt Florida

    Saturday, November 19, 2005; Posted: 6:21 p.m. EST (23:21 GMT)

    "Satellite image shows Gamma moving away from Central America on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. ET.
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Tropical Storm Gamma deluged the coast of Central America on Saturday, killing at least six people -- three in flooding in Honduras and three in the crash of a small plane belonging to a Belize lodge owned by the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

    ".........On that path, Gamma would cross Cuba but skirt the Florida Keys and the Florida mainland on Monday."

    Hopefully Florida will spared this time.
     
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