Welcome to the Hurricane home page at www.hurricane.com!

[note this is an old page that is not being updated.]

This page was established to provide digital photographs and video as Hurricane Erin approached south Florida. Pictures are included from the time Erin caused Hurricane Warnings to be posted until they were dropped for this area.

We will be happy to provide a site for people looking to put Hurricane information on the internet.

What follows is the page as it grew over the course of 2 days.

Well, as of 6pm EST it appears that Hurricane Erin will bypass South Florida and make landfall sometime late this evening/early tomorrow morning around Stuart, just north of Jupiter, Fla. (approximately 45 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale). Here in Miami we have experienced a few outer bands of the storm, with quick rain and gusting winds, but nothing like what the residents of central Florida are about to encounter. The most perplexing and frustrating thing about this storm is its unpredictability -- it has not followed the projections very closely and because of the speed with which the landfall predictions have been changing, most of the east coast of Florida has been in a virtual state of panic at some point during the past two days.

We were perversely looking forward to bringing pictures of the actual storm as long as possible, but that appears to be no longer a possibility -- although the forecasters still insist that we cannot relax yet. (NOTE -- in 1992, Hurricane Andrew was projected to make landfall significantly farther north than it ultimately did -- Homestead -- and only turned south at the last moment, so people in this area are understandably cautious.) If we had an affiliate in Central Florida we would bring additional pictures, but at this time we will probably not be updating too significantly.

We hope you enjoy what is on-line, and if anyone out there happens to find themselves in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane and wants to share the experience, we would be happy to put your pictures and information on-line at www.hurricane.com.

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We will be providing pictures (photos, not video, at first) as Tropical Storm (or Hurricane) Erin and its effects as it closes in on South Florida.

By way of note, the following pictures are of Rickenbacker Causeway (from the end of I-95 over to Key Biscayne -- labeled 'r') and of Downtown Miami (labeled 'dt').

We hope to be able to provide a lot of different shots (and perhaps video) throughout the storm as long as the power holds. If we lose power for an extended period, the UPSs will run down and the servers will be down.

[Images will be coming more frequently as the storm approaches.]

8/1/95, 2pm from 5th and 38th story, rain, light wind (25mph)
These pictures show the leading band moving south into the Miami area.
8/1/95, 2pm,downtown Miami International Airport (40K)
8/1/95, 2pm, downtown Miami, Florida (42K)
8/1/95, 2pm, Key Biscayne, Florida (36K)
8/1/95, 2pm, Key Biscayne (40K)
8/1/95, 2pm, Key Biscayne, Florida (42K)
8/1/95, 2pm, Rickenbacher Causeway to Key Biscayne, Florida (36K)
8/1/95, 2pm, South view toward Coconut Grove, Florida (36K)

8/1/95, 12 noon from 5th story, no rain, light wind (20mph)
These pictures show the leading edge moving south into the Miami area. It is clear on the south, and sharp-edged cloudy to the north.
8/1/95, noon, west towards Miami International Airport (40K)
8/1/95, noon, Key Biscayne, Florida (42K)
8/1/95, noon, Rickenbacher Causeway to Key Biscayne, Florida (36K)

8/1/95, 7am from 38th story, some rain, light wind (15mph)
8/1/95, 7am, Port of Miami, Florida (37K)
8/1/95, 7am, Key Biscayne, Florida (24K)
8/1/95, 7am, Rickenbacher Causeway to Key Biscayne, Florida (37K)
8/1/95, 7am, Rickenbacher Causeway to Key Biscayne #2, Florida (29K)

7/31/95, 5pm, from 5th story, some rain, some wind (10mph)
7/31/95, 5pm, Downtown Miami, Florida (25K)
7/31/95, 5pm, Rickenbacher Causeway to Key Biscayne, Florida (19K)

Pictures taken with an Apple QuickTake 100 digital video camera and save at medium JPEG quality.

If this server goes down, the graphics we had online when we dropped off the net will be available at:
http://www.dn.net/erin/7.31.95.5pm.dt.jpeg (for example 'dt' is DownTown) (28K)
http://www.dn.net/erin/7.31.95.5pm.r.jpeg (for example, 'r' is Rickenbacher) (23K)

We intend to do them at the times advisories are issued by the National Hurricane Center (e.g. 5pm and at 3 hour intervals).

Information on Erin (all area code 305 except as specified)
* Dade Rumor Control Hotline 579-6660 (from Channel 4)
* Dade Special Transportation Needs 273-6837
* Dade Weather Information 358-8000 code 4444
* Broward Rumor Control Hotline 765-4000 (from Channel 4)
* Monroe (Keys) Rumor Control Hotline 800-955-5504
* Palm Beach County information from Channel 12, 800-721-TV12
* Channel 7 News Help line: 305-756-2520
* Channel 7 News Tropic Watch: 305-930-5627
* Channel 7 News Fax line: 305-756-2530

[For other storms where we can not provide the photos, we will be happy to assist others in providing a site and links for this type of information.]

Current Miami/Tampa Radar Images

National Satellite Images and Movies

Hurricane and Tropical Storm names

Related Information

The National Hurricane Center Information, includes pointers to Satellite and other information
More National Hurricane Center Information, includes pointers to Satellite and other information
The National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov
A National Hurricane Center forecaster's page National Hurricane Center forecaster's page

Current Conditions
Current Conditions around the tropics[IN PROGRESS]
Maps

Disaster Relief
The Red Cross
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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All information is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.