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Live (and streamed) US Hurricane coverage

(August 2004)

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MH
mhking
Don't know if anyone would be interested, but HurricaneCity.com is streaming live coverage of Tropical Storm Bonnie (expected to become a hurricane later tonight) and Hurricane Charley as they bear down on the southeastern portion of the US.

As part of the coverage, they will be streaming television coverage via Real Player of the 11 PM US Eastern time local Miami news in just over two hours from now.

In the midst of the coverage, some live coverage of The Weather Channel is also being seen.

Jim Williams, owner of Hurricane City, is planning on carrying streams of local stations (both television and radio) in the Pensacola area (which is set to get hit first sometime late tomorrow morning) during the early part of tomorrow when Bonnie hits, then shift his focus southward to stations from Tampa which is getting ready for a strike from Hurricane Charley sometime on Friday.

Hurricane City's live stream is at http://hurricanecity.com/live.ram
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A former member
I didn't know Brits were so fascinated with hurricanes, though it shouldn't be a surprise considering their obsession with the weather. Wink I grew up on one of Florida's barrier islands, so hurricanes and the tornadoes that come out of the bad ones were just one of the more annoying parts of life.
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A former member
I grew up on the North Carolina outer banks.... it was great watching a hurricane come in, evacuating, and coming back and finding the ocen significantly closer to your house than it was before. you could have a nice townhouse in town... have a few hurricanes... and soon enough it's beachfront property!
http://www.wantposters.com/television/
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A former member
We always got evacuated and found the sea in our house when we got back! And the frogs and snakes....Being evacuated was just dead boring- a week spent with no electricity or water surrounded by hundreds of bored strangers, yuck. I much prefer life here, thanks. Smile
KA
Katherine Founding member
python posted:
I didn't know Brits were so fascinated with hurricanes, though it shouldn't be a surprise considering their obsession with the weather. Wink I grew up on one of Florida's barrier islands, so hurricanes and the tornadoes that come out of the bad ones were just one of the more annoying parts of life.

I'm one of those who is fascinated by twisters, hurricanes etc, and earthquakes too - I'm hoping to go on a storm chasers holiday to the USA's Tornado Alley either next season or 2006....
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A former member
All of the South Florida media outlets switch in to Hurricane Mode and the plethora of coverage beings. Have a butchers at the tv stations websites.
WSVN in Miami is covering both storms and streaming live over the internet. www.wsvn.com
WPLG has a special home page constructed. www.wplg.com
WFOR also has extensive online coverage and maps at www.wfor.com
WTVJ adds to the mix with is maze of maps and info found at www.wtvj.com
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A former member
WFOR CBS 4 - has 5 meteorologists on staff.
WSVN FOX 7- has 4 meteorologists on staff
WTJV NBC6 - has 4 meteorologists on staff
WPLG ABC10 - has 4 meteorologists on staff

Thats 17 meteorologists locally covering Miami weather.
That doesnt include the indepedent station and the 2 major spanish speaking channels.
TE
TELEVISION
Katherine posted:
I'm one of those who is fascinated by twisters, hurricanes etc, and earthquakes too - I'm hoping to go on a storm chasers holiday to the USA's Tornado Alley either next season or 2006....


I would love to do that ! Except known my luck I'd probably be killed.
KA
Katherine Founding member
Are the streams above streams of FOX News coverage as we'd see on Sky or special streams only for the Internet?
SP
Sput
Ahh, I do love this time of the year - one of the few things I like about the US news channels...
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/Rather (never saw this)
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0UwAJA8gZIjtNgW3Vze96L5Sdqi7MOISFxfZTpWsc9p15W1T1jhenp6vmkW4U9eumrMI!qb8*I!jTQy!OmRMirW5LAjHQOx3LA6q0FE!ptKObINf2iJtxmSVSDpKjm1x4/918-Jeff-5.jpg?dc=4675439598138394081
/Trousers (just last year, Jeff Goldblatt - good name!)
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A former member
It highly unlikely that FOX News Channel will do wall to wall coverage. Tampa Bay/St Petersburg is in the eye of storm Go online and you can listen to live from their TV STATIONS.

You can listen to live coverage online. http://949online.com/ is streaming live 24 hour wall to wall cover of NBC affiltate WFLA Newschannel 8.
[Here is the link]
Remember this radio station is simulcasting the coverage from NBC television station WFLA.

THis radio station http://wwba1040.com/ is simulcasting coverage from Tampa's ABC affilitate WFTS.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO WFTS SIMULCAST (Starting at Noon EST)

Tampa also has a 24 hour local news channel . You can listen to its live coverage from BAY NEWS 9. Here is the link http://www.baynews9.com/Home.html

All of these stations including several other central Florida station will go into wall-to-wall coverage. The presenters will be on set all day and all night reporting and updating the hurricane live. They will not have commercial breaks. Its likely they will rotate the presenters around. The metorologists will have no breaks but they are probably going to have rotations as well. Compelling television at its best. No telepromtper no scripts just journalism.

This will show the value of LOCAL television. This why Local news is a good idea. Listen and learn. Yes sometimes it can be pointless put often times its very good thing. Please listen
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A former member
You can look as the Charley hit Florida here is the Southwest Florida radar [CLICK HERE]

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