The partial federal government shutdown had a ripple effect across South Florida on Tuesday. Employees at some federal services spent the morning closing up shop and hastily recording messages on answering systems that their offices were not open due to the shutdown.
Good news: the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) cone of error has shrunk again. Why is that good news? It means the center’s tropical forecasts are getting more accurate.
A rapidly intensifying Hurricane Irene will be the first hurricane to seriously threaten the U.S. in almost three years.