A few days ago TBO.com had a story about complaints by Harbour Islands residents complaining that they feel trapped on their island. Well, please note..they live on an island. The island is smack in the middle of the harbor in downtown Tampa. (Hence the name.) And they are concerned that when a lot is going at the St. Pete Times Forum and the Cruise terminal, they can’t get around.
If it has to do with a geographical location, I will categorize it with this category.
This was kind of a busy weekend around the house. I was on the road a few days at the end of last week, and will most likely be on the road three days this coming week, so there was a lot to get done.
As you may know, the British invested a lot to cover a huge part of London with a closed circuit television system for “identifying terrorists.” Much is being made right now about the fact that officers have uncovered a shot of one of the terrorists from this system. I expect to see the U.S. Government and major U.S. cities now clamoring to install such systems, and they’ll point to this as the grand example for why we need it.
I still can’t believe we didn’t lose power during yesterday’s visit by Jeanne. It flickered a half dozen times, but always came right back.
I just wanted to get out a quick update. Its about 6pm, and it appears we have survived nearly unscathed. There is still some blustery wind, and its still raining, but I believe the worst is over. Jeanne has been a tropical storm for several hours now, and is moving to the north at about 10mph.
We’ve watched as Jeanne has tracked much more west than north, and so we are now going to a full-on hit from the hurricane. Their was just a report that we have sustained winds here in Tampa of 51 mph. Jeanne is now down to 85 mph in the eye-wall, which is probably about three hours from being right here in Tampa. It is raining, but not yet pouring. That is anticipated however. The storm is moving fast, so hopefully it will get through here quickly.
After having slammed into the coast of Alabama and the Florida pan handle, Ivan meandered up through the eastern states wrecking havoc with flooding rains and spawning tornados. And now its returned to visit central Florida. That’s right. Ivan degraded to all the way to a low pressure disturbance, moved eastward off the coast, took [...]
If you are tracking Ivan, you will see that he stayed on a more westerly track over the course of the weekend. He is still a very powerful storm, and will most certainly graze Cuba, and most likely will hit the U.S. sometime Thursday along the Alabama, Florida panhandle coast if the NOAA track verifies.