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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Dr. Frankenstein ... Igor is here to see you

     
    It's happened. Igor has appeared just off the West African coast, and he's coming this way. Igor (it's "EE-gor" not "EYE-gor") is certain to become the butt of bad jokes by meteorologists and David Letterman in the coming week. Just to get you......
  • Heat, fire and flood ahead ... then Igor?

     
    Sounds pretty dire, doesn't it? Fortunately, the reality isn't quite so bad.The National Weather Service forecasters out at Sterling think today's high might rise into the upper 80s, falling somewhere short of the 90-degree mark. Of course, they said the....
  • Gators, Seminoles, Knights or Canes? Who’s the bigger story this week?

     
    Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, UCF Knights, Miami Hurricanes: Who has the biggest game in Central Florida this week?...
  • All-female hurricane names last used in 1978

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Two readers have pointed out my error here Sunday, when I said 1977 was the last year that only female names were used for Atlantic hurricanes. It was actually 1978. My bad. Jeff Brauner had asked if......
  • A farewell to stuff

     
    Nearly two years ago, Dalia van den Boogaard of Mission Viejo, Calif. sent me an essay she'd written about the jangle of emotions she'd felt when numerous family heirlooms and other possessions were destroyed by floodwaters that poured into her......
  • Rain chances for Sunday improving

     
    It's not the kind of slow soaking we need, but forecasters out at Sterling have nudged our chances for some needed rain this Sunday a little higher.They're calling for the chances for showers to rise to 40 percent in the early......
  • “Forces of Nature” returns to the Orlando Science Center’s Omnimax

     
    Excuse me, but where are the hurricanes? You can't make a movie called “Forces of Nature” and not have hurricanes in it. Imax and Omnimax film veteran George Casey (“Ring of Fire”) and his crews captured a volcano erupting, an...
  • Katrina rescue dog wins obedience title

     
    Debra Wood, a member of the Orlando Dog Training Club and an instructor for the club, shares this story about the Hurricane Katrina rescue dog she adopted. Debra writes:  Five years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravished the Gulf Coast, leaving...
  • Wet stuff falls from the sky

     
    Something woke me up just before 4 a.m. today, and while I was trying to fall back to sleep, I heard a pattering sound beginning outside our open windows. It got a little louder, and gradually became a steady "white" noise.......
  • Cat. 4 Igor forecast to turn N. toward Bermuda

     
    After spinning up to an impressive Cat. 4, 150-mph hurricane over the weekend, Igor continues to move west across the Atlantic Monday. It's too early to say the U.S. mainland is entirely out of danger, but the hurricane forecasters are......
  • Miami Hurricanes latest to ban Twitter

     
    Miami Hurricanes latest to ban Twitter Miami coach Randy Shannon has ordered his players to stop using Twitter....