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Craig Fugate has one overriding message for all Florida residents, now that the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is underway: "The price of living in paradise is to get prepared and quit using excuses." "Complacency is just a dumb excuse people use to say...
Tags: Petroleum Industry, Hurricanes, FEMA, Craig Fugate, Interstate 4
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe Orange County School Board is slated to adopt a calendar tonight for the 2013-14 school year that includes a Winter Break that is two weeks long, a school start date two weeks before Labor Day and a last day of school of June 4. The proposal would...
If you're in a hurry, you don't belong on Sanibel. That friendly admonition has been a pearl of wisdom on this leisurely Gulf Coast island for decades. In the 1970s, when a high-school buddy and I used to take day trips across the remote Alligator...
South Florida Sun-SentinelMany South Floridians think tile roofs are among the strongest against hurricanes. For years, insurance companies gave homeowners discounts on their premiums for installing them. But some insurers have stopped giving the discounts because of the state'...
Maryland WeatherWe have a natural tendency to discount the "weaker" hurricanes, those Cat. 1 and 2 cyclones that seem so run-of-the-mill compared with the Cat. 4 and 5 beasts that show up from time to time.But the smaller tempests are sometimes......
Sentinel Staff WriterFor those of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, or triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, today is the only Friday the 13th this year. What is to fear from Friday the 13th or the number 13, you may ask?...
WGN NewsWe're right in the middle of Tom Skilling's Storm Chase week, and the chase kicked off with a bang. On the first day the team saw tornadoes through Kansas and Tom Skilling saw his very first live tornado. Because of the great conditions for storm...
WGN NewsYou might not have heard of the name Jim Reed, but if you've ever watched a hurricane or tornado unfold on TV, chances are you've seen his work. "We wouldn't dream of chasing storms without the help of an expert," said Tom Skilling, WGN-TV's Chief...
Tags: Tornadoes, Entertainment, WGN, Natural Disasters, Television
WGN NewsTom Skilling and the WGN Weather Center team are heading out on a storm chase and you can watch their every move. As the team moves across the United States, you can track their progress (and even watch the road for them) on a feature called the iMap...
It's easy to overlook the quaint and resilient waterfront village of Punta Gorda, because not far away is a trio of southwest Florida's legendary resort islands: Sanibel, Captiva and Gasparilla. The islands get the ink in glossy travel magazines,...
Sentinel Staff WriterFor travel authors Julie and Mike Neal, the key to creating a comprehensive Walt Disney World guidebook was an act of God. Literally. It was Hurricane Charley, in 2004, that forced the Neals to leave their home in Sanibel Island for a residence in...
Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. Governor Charlie hit in 2007. Between them, Charley and Charlie have redefined the property-insurance market in Florida. Hurricane Charley showed us that no place in Florida was safe from mega-storms. And then Charley...
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