Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore In Southwest Florida
Oh boy! After arriving yesterday (Monday) in Clearwater, Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore is now in Southwest Florida. As we all know, when he arrives, it’s about to get real. Great! Like we needed more to worry about haha.
Cantore was seen earlier today at a hotel just north of us, in Punta Gorda, according to a report from News-Press.
Jim Cantore is a known storm chaser for the Weather Channel who reports from the inside of the storm. Jim was also here in Southwest Florida back in 2017 for Hurricane Irma. He’s also been close by for several other major storms.
If we see happen to see him further south in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita or Naples, as Hurricane Ian nears, we will let you know.
Stay safe out there!
2022 Hurricane Central - Preparedness Guide
Hurricane Central – Preparedness Guide gives you the updated information you may need in the event of a hurricane. Just because 2021 was a quiet year for storms doesn’t mean we can ever let our guard down. This guide is sponsored by local businesses here in SWFL. Gavin’s Ace Hardware, Sean King Law, and Powerhouse Home Services.
- Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
- Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
- If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
- Make a family emergency communication plan.
- Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”