Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Both Jose and Katia Become Hurricanes; Latest on Irma

Hurricane Irma: Location: 18.8 N   65.4 W About 40 mi ENE of St. Thomas About 55  mi  E of San Juan Puerto Rico Maximum Sustained Winds: 185 mph Present Movement: WNW or 285 degrees at 16 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 914 mb / 26.99 inches of mercury At 4:00 pm CDT, the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude ...

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Tropical Depression 13 Escalates to Tropical Storm Katia; 1:00 pm Advisory for Irma

September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma: Location: 18.5N 64.7W About 20 mi ENE of St. Thomas About 90 mi  E of San Juan Puerto Rico Maximum Sustained Winds: 185 mph Present Movement: WNW or 285 degrees at 16 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 920 mb / 27.17 inches of mercury At 1:00 PM CDT, the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near ...

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Attorney General Bondi Activates Price Gouging Hotline as Hurricane Irma Approaches

September 5, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi tonight activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for all consumers in Florida. The opening of the hotline comes as Governor Rick Scott declares a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties in response to threats posed by Hurricane Irma—now a Category 5 hurricane that could impact the state this week. “Floridians need ...

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Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Sunday Night Claims The Life of Laurel Hill Woman

September 5, 2017 Crestview, FL – Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday  night, September 03, 2017, the Crestview Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Ferdon Boulevard and Aplin Road. When officers arrived on scene, it was determined that there were two motorcycles and a pick-up truck involved in the accident. There were two motorcycles driving ...

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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

September 5, 2017 NAPLES, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 on Monday declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 5 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties, Governor Scott is ensuring that local governments have ample time, resources ...

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Tropical Depression Thirteen is Currently located in the Southwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico and is Expected to Strengthen and Become a Hurricane

Tropical Depression Thirteen Advisory Number 2 At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 22.2 North, longitude 96.4 West. The depression is moving toward the east near 2 mph (4 km/h), and the system should drift eastward and southward during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of the depression is expected to remain offshore ...

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Tropical Storm Jose Continues to Gradually Strengthen and is Expected to Become A Hurricane by Wednesday Night

Tropical Storm Jose Advisory Number 3 At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 41.7 West.  Jose is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A slightly faster west to west-northwest motion is expected during the next two days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 ...

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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number  28 

At 10:00 PM CDT, the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 17.4 North, longitude 61.1 West.  Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.  On the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will move over portions of the northern Leeward ...

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Preparing your landscape for storms

September 5, 2017 by Larry Williams Preventive maintenance is key to preparing for storms. Even our thunderstorms can produce thirty, forty or fifty-plus mile per hour winds. But we are also now concerned with the possibility of a major hurricane making landfall somewhere in the Southeast. So it is time to prepare our landscapes. Falling trees and flying landscape debris during ...

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Tropical Storm Jose  Advisory Number  2

Tropical Storm Jose  Advisory Number  2 At 4:00 PM CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Jose was located near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 40.6 West. Jose is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and a movement toward the west or west-northwest at a slightly faster rate of forward speed is expected during the next two days. Maximum ...

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