The new Coast Guard cutter Richard Etheridge was formally commissioned into service in Port Everglades Friday morning.
Hurricane Irene continues to barrel towards the East Coast. The category three storm could make landfall anywhere from North Carolina to New York this weekend. Evacuations began for tourists Wednesday on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and residents have been told to get out starting Thursday.
Florida is outside of the forecast cone for Hurricane Irene, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be problems in the Sunshine State due to the storm.