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5-Day Outlook

Local boosters downplayed the hurricane of 1921 as people who lived along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard experienced the worst of it. The storm wiped out the Bayshore seawall and destroyed the homes of some of the city's wealthiest residents.
Eight died and millions of dollars in damage was reported. One difference between then and now: Local boosters engaged in a campaign of denial.
Yesterday• Hurricane
Alligator Point community members put pieces of their lives back together.
Yesterday• Florida
A once-brushed-over provision of the project is now putting the Sand Key Beach Renourishment Project in doubt.
Sep. 7• Environment
In order to build, certain high-density hotels agreed to relocate their guests after a hurricane watch is issued, but they typically don’t.
Aug. 9• Pinellas

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  1. Local boosters downplayed the hurricane of 1921 as people who lived along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard experienced the worst of it. The storm wiped out the Bayshore seawall and destroyed the homes of some of the city's wealthiest residents.
  2. A worker walks through a heavily damaged cemetery in Ironton, La. A Louisiana task force is working to gather vaults and caskets disrupted from their burial sites by Hurricane Ida and rebury them.
  3. Hurricane Sam was spinning toward Bermuda on Thursday and Tropical Storm Victor also formed in the Atlantic.
  4. This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Sam, just right of center, in the Atlantic Ocean, Monday at 3:20 p.m. EST. Beachgoers along the east coast of the United States should beware of life-threatening surf and rip currents this weekend as Hurricane Sam turns northward, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.
  5. Sam was a Category 4 hurricane on Monday morning.
  6. Hurricane Sam strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, according to the National Hurricane Center. The impact the storm will have on land, if any, was still uncertain, forecasters said.
  7. Hurricane Sam strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The impact the storm will have on land, if any, was still uncertain, forecasters said.
  8. Tropical Storm Sam formed on Thursday and is expected to become a major hurricane.
  9. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose. A third system began forming, System 1, Sunday afternoon.
  10. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite captured this image of Hurricane Irma near the Bahamas in September 2017.
  11. Rain is expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the Tampa Bay area.
  12. To escape oncoming Hurricane Ida on Aug. 28, evacuees head east from Slidell, La., the community where an alligator is suspected of killing a 71-year-old man after the storm blew through.
  13. People shield their face from wind and sand ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, on the North Packery Channel Jetty in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lifeguards paroled the beach to warn people of the upcoming conditions. (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
  14. People shield their faces from wind and sand ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday on the North Packery Channel Jetty in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lifeguards paroled the beach to warn people of the upcoming conditions.
  15. Tropical Storm Mindy is nearing landfall in the Florida Panhandle.
  16. President Joe Biden hugs a person as he tours a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Ida, Tuesday in Manville, N.J. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., second from left, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, second from right, look on.
  17. The five-day forecast for the tropics.
  18. Hurricane Larry is expected to turn northward far east of the U.S. coast, though it could still cause life-threatening surf and rip-current.
  19. Allison Smith poses for a photo in her Houma, La., apartment, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in the room where she was standing when Hurricane Ida caused the ceiling to crash on top of her. The storm caused such extensive damage to the buildings in the complex that residents have to move out. [Rebecca Santana | Associated Press]
  20. Traffic passes by piles of debris on the sidewalk of Main Street in downtown as residents and try to recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in Houma, La.  Small businesses hit by Hurricane Ida face a slow and daunting recovery as they grapple with storm damage, a lack of power, water and internet service and limited ability to communicate with clients or customers.
  21. President Joe Biden talks as he tours a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Ida, Friday in LaPlace, La.

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