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The Hurricane names are out, and the winners are… - Hurricane Irma

Our money is on ‘Edouard’ or ‘Isaias’

To better communicate with the public, forecasters worldwide use short, distinctive names to describe tropical storms and hurricanes. According to the National Hurricane Center, the practice of...

BEWARE OF POST-STORM scams

The aftermath of a hurricane can be a lot to deal with and people are especially vulnerable during post-storm times. Some scammers may claim to work for...
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Hurricane Home Supplies

What to take if you evacuate and what to have if you stay are two separate lists. For example, is it wise to take up space in...

Garden devastated by Irma revamped, resilient

Gardening enthusiast Sherry Coussens remembers the debris and downed fencing as she peered around at the wrath inflicted by Hurricane Irma on her Islamorada property. With devastation,...
The Hurricane names are out, and the winners are… - Hurricane Irma

12 tips from a local about ‘the big one’

I’ve just hit the quarter-century mark of living in the Keys. In that time, I’ve experienced Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Wilma and now Hurricane Irma, plus a spate...

Self-sufficient, storm-proficient

Every Florida Keys resident who recalls Hurricane Irma also remembers the bitter, post-storm feud between anxious officials and angry evacuees, desperate to re-enter the Keys and survey...

Get out while the getting is good

First, if the officials say it’s time to go, believe them; the decision is never made lightly. And tune in to the media frequently for not only...

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In nine hours, Hurricane Dorian’s peak winds increased from 150 mph (130 knots) to 185 mph (160 knots). It was a rate of intensification that’s never been...

Meteorologist Jon Rizzo: The eye on the storm

Typically associated with frozen drinks and alluring islands, the term “tropical” acquires a sobering significance every summer, when it often precedes more worrisome words like  weather, depression,...

Include masks and hand sanitizer in the storm kit

By May 27 — five days before the official start of hurricane season on June 1 — the Atlantic Ocean has already seen two tropical storms: Arthur and...
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