Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Tropics Heat Up

Tropical depression five is headed towards the Caribbean, and forecasters expect it to reach hurricane strength by Monday. It's expected to pass between Puerto Rico and Venezuela, so all those little islands down there are in the path as it makes a beeline for Jamaica. If it does continue to strengthen as expected, its name will be Ernesto.

If you live on the Gulf Coast, this is the time to look over your hurricane checklists and start doing some preliminary planning. Here's a simple page with a few things to think about, from the Baldwin County, Alabama, Electric Membership Corporation.

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