Dorian relief efforts for Bahamas under way in earnest

Relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas are being mounted in nearly every community around Lake Okeechobee and across South Florida. Floridians are finding it only natural, not to mention a little heart-wrenching, to take the attitude of “There but for the grace of God go we.” It easily could have been us […]

Don’t wait! Prepare now for hurricane season

TALLAHASSEE — Hurricane season began June 1 and extends through Nov. 30, 2019. While forecasters are calling for a slightly below-average hurricane season, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) encourages Floridians to take time now to evaluate their insurance policies, inventory their possessions and develop emergency plans. “Last year, two major hurricanes — Florence […]

NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 hurricane season

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40 percent chance of a near normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below normal season. The […]