• Hurricane Season 2010

    Posted on July 23rd, 2010

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    TS Bonnie

    #3 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Bonnie overnight. Conditions and circumstances remain the same. We have some rain bands starting to push through this morning. The worst of the weather is expected to be later this afternoon, and that won’t be too bad. Again, some gusty wind and some local heavy rain. Those coming in for the 3-11 shift will get the worst of it as they head into work. Drive safe.

  • Hurricane Season 2010

    Posted on July 22nd, 2010

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    Tropical Depression #3

    Due to the Oil spill in the Gulf, more attention than normal being given to Tropical Depression #3. This may tend of heighten people’s sense of worry about what is likely to be a relatively minor weather event.

  • Hurricane Season 2010

    Posted on July 20th, 2010

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    Soup For You!

    More quiet, just how we like it. I read an interesting, if slightly distasteful article in the Wall Street Journal called “Profiting From Disasters.” The author, James Altucher, notes that in the top 10 most expensive hurricanes recorded in U.S. history there were three stocks that consistently moved up in value.

  • Hurricane Season 2010

    Posted on July 8th, 2010

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    Riley, Wade, Bosh, Vasquez, Rock, O’Leary, Smithburg, Rodriguez, Wittels, Garcia-Covarrubias and maybe LeBron

    Haiti Update – The difficulties continue in post earthquake Haiti and with our boards authorization we continue to provide assistance in a variety of ways. Our doctors and nurses have performed surgery under the most arduous of conditions and we continue to receive patients from time to time here in Miami.

  • Hurricane Season 2010

    Posted on June 16th, 2010

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    Oil and Water

    So what happens to this oil catastrophe if a hurricane hits the Gulf?  It seems that no one knows, although there is speculation about a few things.  One idea I heard during the wall to wall coverage of the spill is that a big hurricane might be better as it would tend to dissipate and […]

  • Hurricane Season 2010

    Posted on June 14th, 2010

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    Our Friend Joseph Treaster

    It has been about three years since we had the pleasure of inviting Joseph Treaster of the New York Times to speak with us about his book “Hurricane Force: In the Path of America’s Deadliest Storms.”

    He was a delightful speaker and we enjoy hearing his discussion of Hurricane Katrina, as well as other adventures he had as a New York Times reporter. He was also very gracious in signing as many books as we put in front of him. I was thinking of him because of a very good article he wrote about six months ago warning of the complacency that sets in after a quiet hurricane season, like we enjoyed last year.

    Here is a link to the piece:
    http://topics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/the-dangers-of-a-quiet-hurricane-season/

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