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Key West residents fight 90-mph winds to flee the fury of Hurricane Georges on September 25, 1998.
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What will YOU do?

Nature's power and glory are most manifest in the weather, whose changeable force commands respect from us, mere mortals. This is especially true for Floridians during the second half of the year when our peninsula lays vulnerable to hurricanes. Here's our guide to storms, in general, and a smorsgasbord of information on staying safe and sound when nature unfurls its fury.

 Ready, set, go in 1999...
 1999 Hurricane Names
 Stock your kit
 Hurricane insurance basics
 Where will you go?
 Secure boats as early as possible
 Hurricane tracking chart and software
 What to do if you are told to evacuate
 Your pets need a safe place
 Experts offer a few more things to think about
 After the storm
 Caution--patience needed after storm
 Hurricane Facts and Figures
 Hurricane Gallery
 Keep safe during a thunderstorm
 Do you have a plan if a tornado hits?
 Weather Links
 Red Cross shelters:
 Citrus County (Inverness, Crystal River), Hernando County (Brooksville, Weeki Wachee), Hillsborough County (Tampa, Plant City, Ruskin), Pasco County (Dade City, New Port Richey) and Pinellas County (St. Petersburg, Clearwater)

Get a Re-Cap of the 1998 storms in our Storms98 section

For today's weather forecast see: Weather

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