Tropical Storm Dean

By: Triston Sanders and Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email
By: Triston Sanders and Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne Email

Tropical Storm Dean was upgraded from Tropical Depression Four late Tuesday morning.

Forecasters say Dean remains far from land, at least for now. The storm is expected to move westward and should reach the Caribbean Islands this weekend as a hurricane. The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center makes Dean a dangerous category 3 hurricane in the Caribbean Sea.

Those who have vacation plans in the Lesser Antilles, U.S. and/or British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are strongly urged to monitor the forecasts for Dean in the coming days.

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  • by Ryan Location: Tallahassee on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:44 PM
    Robin is right. I think we are setting ourselves up for trouble eventually. Thanks WCTV for keeping us updated on things. Ray Hawthorn has been doing a tremendous job with Mike away this week. The weather blog is very cool.
  • by Lance Location: Tallahassee on Aug 14, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    I have referred over 50 people to be tested after they had numerous positive signs of lyme. All but 2 have had lyme. These include ALS, fibroniagia, parkinsons, alzheimers, bipolar, ms and many more. Most of these have been in the panhandle, although over a two dozen have been in Tallahassee. It has been difficult to get treatment locally because of the resistance of many in the medical community. This week the one lab that was able to test for lyme in Florida was closed for a month after having been approved. The normal tests for lyme won't show chronic lyme but only active lyme. Unless they test for anitbodies along with the clinical symptoms, they won't show a person has lyme. Lyme can mimic most auto-immune diseases and all mental illness. It is important that people be educated as to what are the signs so they can seek help. We have over 400 people in a lyme support group in Tallahassee. We have lyme locally and we have to pressure CDC to accept and acknowledge the fact.
  • by Robin Location: Quincy on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:08 AM
    The '07 season has been a non-event, but I fear we are being set up for a broadside. Here in the Big Bend area I see a lot of complacency. I moved to Ft. Lauderdale a couple of days before Wilma. The day before she hit I bought a T-shirt saying, "No one's afraid of Wilma but Fred." She was supposed to fizzle, but within eighteen hours the job I moved there for was gone, as were most of my possessions, transportation, and housing. I asked a long-term resident about their preparedness plans and was told "we'll see what to do when something happens"; so did New Orleans.
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