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14-May-2012, 01:20 PM #1
Hurricane season 2012
Well, the calendar has sure flipped pages pretty fast, and that time of the year is almost upon us. June 1 is the official start of the 2012 hurricane season. The last few years we have been quite fortunate in Florida - but the Northeast got quite a wake up call last year. I will post storms as they appear on the tv weather reports, but will only post additional info of storms that might actually be a threat to the coastline.

Now is a good time to make sure you have all your hurricane needs like flashlights, batteries, etc. stored and get those storm shutters ready. Make sure the mechanical ones are in good working order, buy your plywood now and store it where it won't warp. That way you won't have to deal the crowds and shortages if and when a storm is closing in. We created shutters out of corrugated aluminum panels. We have all the holes drilled and just have to screw them in when needed. Remember, the insurance companies pay better when they see you took steps to secure your property. Taped windows is a joke - it doesn't work.

Last year, the first named storm appeared just about now.
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14-May-2012, 09:31 PM #2
I guess it pays to be in AZ... had nothing over here since I have been here.
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16-May-2012, 07:50 PM #3
Fortunately, Tampa has a storm repellant shield around it!
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16-May-2012, 10:16 PM #4
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Fortunately, Tampa has a storm repellant shield around it!
Don't you wish! Ha Ha! We have been extremely fortunate though that is for certain. I'm up in Hernando County. 2004 was our last busy season - 3 storms in as many weeks! We were in our local evacuation center up here. It was our first time since moving here in '85. Elena welcomed us to Florida that year. We didn't have to evacuate for that one though. The storm never made landfall but sat off our coast threatening to come ashore for three days - then headed up the Gulf Coast.
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17-May-2012, 02:40 PM #5
My father and brother in laws are in St. Pete. I think one was close to them before in the last few years
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17-May-2012, 03:22 PM #6
Probably one of the ones I mentioned in my previous post.
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17-May-2012, 03:25 PM #7
Probably. My father in law mentioned about that he is in the highest peak so he doesn't get told to evacuate... is that true?
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17-May-2012, 08:48 PM #8
Not familiar with evacuation zones in the St Pete area. If you want to check for yourself, go to http://www.stpete.org/hurricane/evacuation.asp.
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19-May-2012, 08:57 PM #9
Tropical storm alberto
Well, hurricane season is off an running with our first named storm - Alberto. A tropical storm located 100 miles off the S Carolina coast, no warnings have been issued.This is the earliest storm since 2003.

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20-May-2012, 01:10 PM #10
Well, Alberto seems to be hugging the coast on his journey north. No landfalls predicted as of now.

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23-May-2012, 04:13 PM #11
Here are some informative videos dealing with hurricane season. There have been some changes to the Safir-Simpson scale used to determining storm categories.

http://www.weather.com/news/hurrican...ecast-20120522
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26-May-2012, 06:33 AM #12
Subtropical storm beryl forms
Our next entry into this hurricane season is SubTropical Storm Beryl which should impact northern Florida over the next few days.

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26-May-2012, 11:55 AM #13
Watches Posted for Beryl
Watches up for SubTropical Storm Beryl

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27-May-2012, 09:28 AM #14
Looks like central to northern Florida is going to get some much needed rain - bring it on!!!! My garden could sure use it. We water constantly but it has been so dry it is just getting by. Veggies are coming out, but this rain could really get it in high gear.
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27-May-2012, 04:46 PM #15
Beryl now a tropical storm
No longer a SubTropical system, Beryl is now a Tropical Storm with winds to 65 mph (remember 75 mph is a hurricane). Some evacuations have been ordered along the Georgia coastline.

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