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Florida governor South Florida now in Hurricane Irma’s path

first_imgGroceriesWhen shopping for groceries residents are urged to focus on non-perishable items. Since electricity could be lost during the storms and for days following it is important to avoid foods that requires refrigeration.It’s recommended that residents purchase bottled water; canned and dry goods including corn beef, tuna, sausages, soups, bread, biscuits, crackers, cookies, jellies, peanut butter, juices, powdered drink mix, chips, sauces. South Florida residents urged to prepareOfficials in South Florida are urging all residents to make preparation for the arrival of Irma notwithstanding its exact landfall target is still unknown. Residents are also urged not to wait until the storm is too close to be prepared. It has not been unusual for stores and supermarkets to run out of supplies as a storm approaches. MedicationResidents on medication should ensure they fill their prescriptions before the storm hits. They should have medication to last for up to two weeks. PetrolMotorists should ensure they fill the tanks of their vehicles with petrol prior to the storm. It will be difficult for gas stations to pump petrol if they lose electricity. Other suppliesOther recommended supplies included oil fueled lanterns, kerosene oil, batteries to fit flashlights, and battery powered radios and TVs, paper plates and cups, paper towels, garbage bags; plywood and tarpaulins in case one’s roof is damaged during the storm.center_img Storm not turning as expectedWhile forecasters expected the storm to turn more to the north after passing through the Eastern Caribbean, Monday evening’s forecast did not reflect that turns, showing the storm taking a more western path towards Florida.With the proposed trajectory of the storm pointing towards South Florida on Monday, people took advantage of the holiday to visit supermarkets like Publix and Winn-Dixie to stock up on bottled water, and other supplies.At Home Depot stores in South-West Miami, which was severely impacted by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, shoppers were purchasing plywood which is usually used to protect windows during a hurricane. Both a USA and an European hurricane forecast model are converging to indicate Hurricane Irma could impact South Florida as early as Friday this week. The trajectory of the storm prompted Florida Governor Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency for the entire state.On Monday evening the storm was forecast to pass through northwestern Caribbean, impacting Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba. The forecasted Hurricane cone expanded some 145 miles and forecast has the storm impacting areas of South Florida by Friday. However, the exact area where the storm could impact is still too early to confirm. CashResidents should also draw sufficient cash to last for a number of days, as banks could be closed for an indefinite period, and without electricity, ATMs will be useless.last_img read more

Another day and theres more talk about the possi

first_imgAnother day, and there’s more talk about the possibilityof Peyton Manning wearing Arizona Cardinals’ red in 2012.However, Tuesday ESPN NFL insider John Clayton appeared onESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike (mornings 5 to 9 a.m. onArizona Sports 620) and went “against the grain” anddoubted whether the Manning-Arizona marriage will everhappen.“I still don’t think Bill Bidwill is going to pay twoyears for two quarterbacks because he already paid lastyear for Kevin Kolb,” Clayton said. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img Of course, the Cardinals traded cornerback DominiqueRodgers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick toPhiladelphia for Kolb, and then rewarded their new signalcaller with a 5-year, $63 million contract — of which $21million is guaranteed. Kolb is also due a $7 million roster bonus by St.Patrick’s Day.In fact, Clayton didn’t even include the Cardinals in thelist of suitors for Manning. “He already knows theprincipals that will be involved,” he said. “He knowsthat Washington, Miami, maybe the New York Jets, possiblySeattle — those will be the teams that are going to beout there making the phone calls.”Clayton’s thinking is in direct contrast with handicapperswho have installed Arizona as the favorite among possible newdestinations for Manning.In other Manning to Arizona news, Cardinals’ Pro Bowlreceiver Larry Fitzgerald refuted rumors of his allegeddinner with the quarterback. Fitzgerald, while making apromotional appearance at a Valley cell phone store, saidhe hasn’t spoken to Manning since the 2011 Pro Bowl inHawaii. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more