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Storm Destroys RVs at Mississippi’s Gulf Coast RV Park

A strong storm system barreled through several Mississippi Gulf Coast communities yesterday evening (Monday, April 14), damaging and destroying numerous recreational vehicles in a campground, downing trees and power lines, and cutting electricity to some communities. One of the hardest hit … Continue reading

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Hurricane Season: A Primer

The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine to produce the violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains, storm surges, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Primer for RVers

Hurricanes can have an impact anywhere along the East Coast, Gulf Coast, and even thousands of miles inland. During the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy led to Presidential disaster declarations in 13 states, sweeping from Maine to West Virginia. Now is … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Thunderstorms?

A thunderstorm affects a relatively small area when compared to a hurricane or a winter storm. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous! Every … Continue reading

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Be Prepared with Road Trip Planner

You and your family are packed into your recreational vehicle, heading out of town for a much-needed vacation to kick off the summer. The skies were clear when you left home, but several hours out the skies turn dark and … Continue reading

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Lake Guntersville Rebounds One Year after Storms

On April 27, 2011 Lake Guntersville State Park was hit by multiple tornadoes. Thirteen months after three tornadoes tore a path of destruction through Lake Guntersville State Park, the park has rebounded and is still a primary vacation spot in … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 13

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. South Dakota State Parks See Record Number Campers It may seem a bit early to get out the camping equipment, … Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2011

Time glides with undiscover’d haste The future but a length behind the past. —John Dryden Hello, RVing friends! The year is turning over, and another 12 months of RVing, photography, hiking, and birding has flashed by. Thank you for reading, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness for RVers

If you RV on the East Coast, through the southern Gulf States to Texas, you’re already aware that Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico hurricanes and tropical storms are a fact of life from June 1 through November 30 and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene: “Get the Hell off the Beach”

Hurricane Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, just before 8 a.m. EDT with Category 1-force winds of 85 mph. The center of Irene is located about 5 miles north-northeast of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, or about 60 miles … Continue reading

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