Tropical Storm Andrea Tracker

Florida Hurricane Tracker Courtesy of the Sun Sentinel Tropical Storm Andrea, 5 p.m. advisory OUTLOOK: Now with sustained winds of 65 mph, Andrea is on the verge of hitting the northwest Florida coast near Steinhatchee, its squally conditions already spreading far inland. The system is projected to angle over Georgia and the Carolinas over the next couple of days. WHAT FLORIDA CAN EXPECT: In South Florida, the system is expected to continue generating scattered showers, storms and breezy conditions this evening and Friday. More sun is expected over the weekend. Andrea is suspected of spawning three tornadoes this morning. At 3:20 a.m., one touched down in Belle Glade, damaging power lines. At 6:45 a.m., one touched down in The Acreage and injured one person. At 8:10 a.m., one touched down in west Broward County near U.S. 27 and Miami, but caused no damage. A tornado watch has been extended until 10 p.m. Otherwise, Andrea could produce up to 10 inches of rain and a storm surge of 5 feet along its path, threatening to cause flooding along the northwest Florida coast. FLORIDA ALERTS: A tropical storm warning has been posted for much of Florida’s west coast, from Boca Grande to Indian Pass. A tropical storm warning also has been issued for the East Coast, from Flagler Beach to Charles Light,...

Hurricane Preparation Guide, Tips and List

As hurricane season 2013 fast approaches, it’s important to be prepared to eliminate you risks. Your main objective, of course, is to keep your family and yourself safe. Material and physical possessions should be of secondary importance. Below is a short list to help you stay safe this hurricane season. Protect your car: If you have a garage, now’s the time to use it! If you must be parked on the street or in your driveway, it’s important to have the right insurance protection. Comprehensive insurance should be added to protect your automobile. Items to carry in your car: Spare tire Flash Light Jack Booster Cables Water Hurricane Shutters: Hurricane shutters can be the most cost effects hurricane and storm protection your money can buy. Hurricane shutter are very economical as compared to hurricane windows and take less time to install. While hurricane shutters provide short term hurricane and storm solutions, they are not as nice looking as hurricane windows. Pros of Hurricane Shutters: Inexpensive to buy and install Removable protection Strong and durable Cons of Hurricane Shutters: Storage is needed when not installed Difficult to install sometimes Heavy and needs proper maintenance Pets and Animal Protection: Keep pets indoors during hurricane and storm alerts. Be sure to have plenty of water and food for your pets and the proper IDs and vaccinations. Stay safe in your Home: It’s important to stay away from windows in your home. Even if you have impact windows or shutters installed, they can still become unhinged and fly through the air. In two-story homes, the safest place and the strongest, is the stairwell....

South Florida Hurricane Season 2013

  When I walk outside, I notice the air is a lot heavier and a lot hotter.  In South Florida this usually means a few things:  the summer months are coming and hurricane season is quickly approaching.  Be sure you are prepared! This year weather sources are predicting another busy hurricane and storm season.  The preliminary head count so far is looking like 9 hurricanes could hit the area, with a total of 18 named storms.  The good news is that most of the storms will lose steam or blow up to the north before hitting South Florida land fall, but it’s always good to know what the possibilities are. If you live in the South Florida area, be sure to protect your home with hurricane windows, impact windows or at the very least, hurricane shutters. For more information on our hurricane protection products, call us today or fill out our easy quick quote form today!...