While You Were Sleeping, Hurricane Gustav is Making his Mark!

Posted On August 27, 2008

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Although it never became a Hurricane, Tropical Storm Fay broke a record by making landfall four times in Florida. While some counties are considered disaster areas here in Florida and still cleaning after Fay…… a much bigger fish – anticipated storm, Hurricane Gustav is being closely watched by the National Hurricane Center in Miami that could possibly reach category 3 and reach the Gulf of Mexico by the end of this week.

After watching and reading news reports there is no storm to be taken likely. Who would have thought that Fay would have such an impact here in Florida? This goes to show that every measure and precaution must be taken serious in order to survive this Hurricane season. Polk County Emergency Management provided this map of Polk County that outlines various shelters throughout Polk County along with important information you should know when a hurricane approaches. You can pick up valuable brochure by visiting your local Publix store.












Have you taken the necessary preparation yet?

Do you know where your nearest shelter is?

Polk County has a total of 44 shelters available

Did you think of your pets?

There are three pet friendly shelters – your pets should be current on their shots in order to stay at the shelter

Do you have special needs?

There are three special needs shelters in Polk County

Do you have 3-Day Survival Kit?

Do you know all the important Telephone Numbers?

Polk County’s Emergency Management Office Telephone number is (863) 534-5600. 


Stay safe during this hurricane season and seek shelter should you have to evacuate. Do not proceed to any shelter until you have confirmed that it is open and operating. For shelter information, stay tuned to your local radio and television stations.




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While You Were Sleeping, Hurricane Gustav is Making his Mark!

Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker –

PO Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 –

Telephone (863) 619-6918

Would you want to live in Lakeland?

Recently, my husband and I drove to Lake Mirror after dinner to listen to good music, stroll around the lake, enjoy a beautiful sunset and close out this great evening with Fireworks. While relaxing sitting on the bench, we’ve met this nice couple from up north, who come to Lakeland to escape the cold weather climate and the snow from October through April to enjoy this beautiful weather and the great atmosphere Lakeland has to offer when they put on shows like this. So we sat there and talked about everything, such as news, Lakeland, arts, children, and even politics. My very first blog I wrote that I Love Lakeland and this blog emphasize that Lakeland has so much to offer despite being a small town with it’s arts, crafts, botanic garden, the many lakes, museum, parks, theaters and entertainment – even ice skating in Winter – no it doesn’t snow here and the lakes don’t freeze.

So why would you not want to live in Lakeland?

I took some pictures I’d like to share with you for you to see that Lakeland, FL is a great city to live in, centrally located between Orlando and Tampa and is only hopscotch away from all major attraction.

Lake Mirror at Sunset                                     


Lake Mirror

Swan Derby


There are always activities going on here in Lakeland and most of them are free of charge:

Mayfaire-on-the-Lake @ Lake Morton on May 10th and May 11th.

Farmers Curb Market open every Saturday from 8:00AM-2:00PM

First Friday of the month Lakeland welcomes you to go shopping and dining Downtown where stores have extended business hours.

Fisherman Statue                                         Constructionworker Statue


Did I mention that with all the activities Lakeland has to offer, such as the Swan Derby or the Mayfaire-by-the-Lake you also get the see Fireworks.

Oh I forgot! If you are looking to buy a home here in Lakeland, give me a call or search my web site for homes.

Copyright © 2008 http://www.petranorris.com| All Rights Reserved

Would you want to live in Lakeland?

Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

P.O. Box 92050

Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

Telephone (863) 619-6918

This blog is solely my point of view