Ernesto: Florida dodges a hurricane

Posted By on August 30, 2006

Ernesto in Delray Beach

Rain but not all that much wind in Delray Beach just north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida this morning as Ernesto makes itself known throughout the state. The winds are tropical storm force at a sustained 35mph and moving north at about 10mph. Not all that much fear from the wind but the rains are heavy. The risk of damage is now considered low in Florida and watchers are questioning if Ernesto will pick up additional steam when it moves into the gulf stream and heads up coast toward the Carolinas? No matter, it does look like a wet Labor Day weekend for the east coast.

Now Catagory 4 Hurricane John is a different story. Mexico’s resort towns and west coast are at risk … this one could be serious.

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