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Old 04-12-2015, 10:20 AM   #10
Donsan
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Originally Posted by hmason View Post
Hurricanes are no longer sudden, unexpected occurrences. Although the track is not always predictable, you do have plenty of warning that a hurricane is developing. We then plan well in advance for a slip as far inland as we can find, a rental car and a hotel reservation.
This is a misconception. It is true for most hurricanes that form down in Caribbean from disturbances coming off the Coast of Africa, however some tropical storms and hurricanes can form from disturbances off the coast of Florida or even Georgia providing little warning to local boaters.

Also, don't hang your hat on a storm not being powerful inland. In 2004, there were several hurricanes that battered inland Florida. Charlie, Francis, and Jean battered central Florida. The area I worked at in Orlando had half the power grid down for extended periods of time. Admittedly these were 100 year events but be prepared for anything.
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