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Hurricane Franklin…first of what appears to be a busy season!

The first named storm of the 2017 Hurricane season has formed.  Hurricane Franklin has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.  I have always had a fascination with hurricanes.  Working in the emergency management field for years will do that to a person.  When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, I stayed up all night and watched the coverage.  Like the rest of America I witnessed the aftermath for days playing out on live tv.  Living in central Virginia, Hurricane Camille is one that sticks out.  Though I wasn’t born when Camille hit, it still makes local news each year on the anniversary of making landfall not far from my hometown.  Weather is nothing to take lightly.  Heed the warnings!  Use common sense and take the necessary precautions as recommended from local authorities.  Riding out a hurricane may sound like a fun bucket list item, but staying safe should take precedent!

“Franklin has become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season.”

“Franklin was upgraded to a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center in Miami late Wednesday afternoon as the storm moved toward Mexico’s Gulf Coast.”

“Franklin has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, and the storm is roughly 105 miles northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and continues to move west at 12 mph.”

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