Monday, May 21, 2018

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Hurricane 2018: What a veterinarian learned from Irma

Hurricane 2018: What a veterinarian learned from Irma

They say you learn a lot about yourself during a crisis. But during Hurricane Irma last year, we also learned a lot about your pets.HURRICANE GUIDE: Emergency information, tracking map and storm resourcesLiterally hundreds of dogs and cats came in to...
Published: 05/10/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Hurricane 2018: Evacuating? Drive tens of miles — not hundreds

Hurricane 2018: Evacuating? Drive tens of miles — not hundreds

ST. PETERSBURG — The three-car caravan stalled in traffic as thousands of cars crawled northward along Florida’s roads while Hurricane Irma closed in on the state.While I stayed and reported about the biggest storm to hit Tampa Bay in years, six of m...
Published: 05/10/18
Updated: 05/11/18

Forecast: Heat to close out Tampa Bay’s week, rain to cool down weekend

The week of clear skies and warm weather is expected to continue for the next couple off days as a high-pressure system continues to banish rain across most of Florida.After a crisp Thursday morning, highs will reach the lower 90s with little cloud c...
Published: 05/10/18
Hurricane 2018: Don’t wait for the storm to protect your pets

Hurricane 2018: Don’t wait for the storm to protect your pets

Want to keep your pet safe this hurricane season? Then start planning and preparing now.HURRICANE GUIDE: Emergency information, tracking map and storm resourcesAs the shelter coordinator of the Humane Society in Tampa, Pam Backer knows what to expect...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Hurricane 2018: How I took care of my mother during Irma

Hurricane 2018: How I took care of my mother during Irma

ST. PETERSBURG — Anxiety. Fear. Relief. Gratitude. That’s Irma in retrospect. And it wasn’t just my anxiety and fear. It was that of my daughter and son-in-law in New York, their calls, nagging and pleading that we please escape Armageddon!And there ...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Forecast: Sunny heat remains intact for Tampa Bay, but rain is coming

Forecast: Sunny heat remains intact for Tampa Bay, but rain is coming

ST. PETERSBURG — Clear skies and warm, sunny conditions will remain intact through the week, before building moisture creates enhanced rain chances by the weekend.A comfortable morning is in place, with lower humidity and slight breezes from the nort...
Published: 05/09/18
Hurricane 2018: Gear up to gut it out. Prepare your kit now.

Hurricane 2018: Gear up to gut it out. Prepare your kit now.

In the months before Hurricane Irma plotted a path through the heart of Tampa Bay, analysts and experts dubbed the region the most vulnerable metropolitan area in the United States to a direct hurricane strike.HURRICANE GUIDE: Emergency information, ...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Hurricane 2018: I took shelter from Irma. Here’s what I learned.

Hurricane 2018: I took shelter from Irma. Here’s what I learned.

ST. PETERSBURG — Say you’re like me. You’re as Floridian as they come. You grew up tracking hurricanes, stocking up on non-perishables (Parmalat, Vienna sausages and marshmallows), hoping for school to be canceled. You’ve helped put up more aluminum ...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/11/18
Forecast: Near-record heat continues throughout week in Tampa Bay

Forecast: Near-record heat continues throughout week in Tampa Bay

Monday’s incinerating 92-degree day in Tampa was the hottest day of the year so far and only one degree from the hottest recorded high for that day.Tuesday promises more of the same.Morning temperatures are comfortably in the upper 60s with moderatel...
Published: 05/08/18
Hurricane 2018: Tampa Bay Times + social media = staying informed

Hurricane 2018: Tampa Bay Times + social media = staying informed

Over the last few years, we have come to know that if the Tampa Bay area ever received a direct hit from a hurricane, social media would play a key part in keeping you informed.That was confirmed during Hurricane Irma last year ­— in a big way.HURRIC...
Published: 05/07/18
Updated: 05/11/18