Saturday, September 25, 2004

Some would say "It's about time!", and they would be about right.

The Polk County Emergency Management office has only now within the past half hour ordered a mandatory evacuation of mobile homes and low-lying areas as a precaution to Hurricane Jeanne. That would have seemed like a no-brainer to announce that yesterday evening as soon as it was clearer that the centre would likely come close to, if not cross, Polk County. Regardless, it's going to be a rough night, and a mobile home is not the structure I would want to be in if the centre of a wind of hurricane force were hitting while I was sleeping (if that would be possible!)

Right now...cloudy but calm. The clouds are beginning to abound but no rain yet. The local NBC affiliate, WFLA-TV 8, is in continuious coverage mode along with the Bright House Networks regional cable news channel Bay News 9. Everyone else is in regular football, Major League Baseball...WFLA simply moved NBC's Notre Dame football coverage to PAX affiliate WXPX-66, with which it has an agreement.

Things will begin to deteriorate here tonight.


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