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 –

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Florida Home Owners Insurance Comparison Information

Are you looking to buy Homeowners Insurance?

Since Hurricane Charley, Frances and Jeanne stormed through here in Polk County, FL in 2004, homeowners have seen their homeowners insurance rate skyrocket. My insurance rate tripled since that time and I’m sure we are all in the same boat.

Gov. Charlie Crist announced the launch of the “Shop and Compare Rates” Web site. This web site will serve as a valuable tool for homeowners and consumer who are trying to compare rates before they purchase their home.  “It serves as a starting point to help Floridians find the insurance policy best suited to their needs,” says Gov. Crist.

www.shopandcomparerates.com/ lists standard yearly insurance premiums based on a structure of a 5-year old, Florida concrete block home, with a current replacement value of $150,000, a $500 non-hurricane deductible, a 2% hurricane deductible, no claims, and no wind mitigation discounts.

The significant factor of this web site is, you have the ability to compare rates offered by competing companies working in that county. The list of insurers is sorted from the lowest to highest cost and provides a link to the company’s contact information.