What will YOU do?
Key West residents fight 90-mph winds to flee the fury of Hurricane Georges on September 25, 1998.
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
Keep safe during a thunderstorm
Do you have a plan if a tornado hits?
| 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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