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Martha Beneduci ran the Hudson Shrimp Docks for 18 years before giving it up when her husband, Al, died. She still owns the Capt. Al, the boat she and her husband were on the night of the no-name storm.BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Swimming against the storm to save a fleet

HUDSON --The water level at the shrimp docks had risen to Martha Beneduci's neck. Saltwater whipped by 50-mph winds stung her face. A powerful storm had pushed massive amounts of water into the coast. The docks had become a lake swelling into the streets and homes of this Pasco County fishing community. Beneduci sa …


No-name storm forced changes in insurance, preparation

Floridians know storms on a first-name basis: Andrew. Charley. Opal. Wilma. Those hurricanes still haunt our collective consciousness, reminders of danger, destruction and death. But i …


Modern forecasting got start with 1993 no-name storm

Even on the clattering low-tech machines we used 20 years ago, it was clear this was no ordinary spring storm. It was March 1993, and I was chief meteorologist at the NBC station in Austin, …


Scenes from the 1993 No-Name Storm

They called it the “No-Name Storm’’ because in March 1993 only hurricanes got names. By the time its effects were measured, it earned the moniker “Storm of the Century.’’ It drowned more people than hurricanes Hugo and Andrew combined.


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  1. Forecast: Break out your sweaters! Fall chill finally coming to Tampa Bay this weekend


    Folks waiting patiently for a true sign that fall has arrived in Tampa Bay can finally break out their sweaters for the first time starting Saturday morning.

    At least for a few days.

  2. Resilience and helping hands power Cedar Key through recovery after Hermine

    Human Interest

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  4. Forecast: Warm temperatures, little rain before Tampa Bay ushers in cooler weather over weekend


    The warm and dry weather continues in Tampa Bay on Wednesday, bringing east winds, high temperatures and a few stray showers in the afternoon, forecasters said.

  5. Forecast: Little rain and warm temperatures before cold front moves into Tampa Bay over weekend


    A dry day and a hot afternoon is in store for the Tampa Bay area on Tuesday, forecasters said, before a front that will bring cooler, fall-like weather arrives this weekend.

  6. Supermoon photos from around the world arrive via social media


    Last night's "hunter's supermoon" inspired people around the globe to point their cameras toward the sky as the moon's elliptical orbit brought it closer to Earth than usual and created some of the year's best …

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  8. Look to the sky tonight to see the 'hunter's supermoon'


    You may want to get outdoors and look to the sky tonight when two lunar phenomena come together to create what's being called a "hunter's supermoon."

    The hunter's supermoon will be visible Sunday, Oct. 16 beginning around 7:45 p.m. in the Tampa Bay area. [Times Files]