The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has declared that Florida is likely to be hit by further tornados in the next few days. Hurricane Debby brought 4-12 inches of rainfall in three days beginning last Sunday, and is feared to carry another 12 inches in the next couple of days.
Even though the FCO has laid no restrictions on travel to or around Florida, the state governor has declared a state of emergency and the US national weather service is urging people to keep off the roads. This means holiday-makers are not obliged to cancel their trip to Florida, but travellers are strongly advised to take note of local radio and television updates and to follow all warnings and guidance released by the Floridian authorities.
"Stubborn" Hurricane Debby is currently lingering over the Gulf of Mexico, moving at 2mph northeast towards Florida according to reports by the US Cable network CNN. Despite this slow movement, the hurricane is forecast to cause winds of about 65 kph. The greatest concern is for the high levels of rainfall and a resulting threat of flooding.
If you're due to holiday in Florida, be aware that many residents are being evacuated so local news must be monitored closely. Hurricane season in the area is usually from June-September.
The editorial team.
One of Europe's largest landfill sites has turned back to its natural roots after being restored to a county park and nature reservation area in which
The need for more relaxing holidays has been a long time coming - especially with the accumulated stress caused by the financial crisis over the last few