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Currently heading for Hurricane Frances

09/03/2004 Currently heading for Hurricane Frances that is heading for us. Here are some photos that I have taken over the last 24 hours. 11 year old Tyler Booth of Okeechobee Florida stands guard waiting for looters while his family gets ready for Hurricane Frances.

The Edge Of Frances Above And The outer rain bands below are moving into Florida.

They Deliver Oblivion...

09/02/2004  Powerful Hurricane Frances Is Moving Towards Florida. I'm Now In Orlando Florida. After a pretty sweet and fast flight on Sun Country and kicking back in seat 1A, I was able to get a good meal and some sleep. I'm going to need it. The Orlando International Airport Is A Mad House. I shot a bunch of video of the people getting out of the area due to Hurricane Frances. The gas stations are running out of fuel and the turnpikes heading north are jammed packed with people.  I will post photos and video soon...

09/01/2004 Getting ready for Hurricane Frances.

09/01/2004 Getting all the gear ready to go to Florida tomorrow to shoot lots of Hurricane Frances Footage. I'm expecting that the Hurricane Frances video is going to be just as crazy if not more then the Hurricane Charley Video. Now that I got my feet wet with Hurricane Charley and learned from some mistakes, I'm planning on having some fun shooting video during Hurricane Francis.

08/26/2004 Almost done with the video for Hurricane Charley.

<p>08/26/2004 Almost done with the video for Hurricane Charley. Yesterday I got the video footage from Mark and Jim and all I can say is WOW. This is the best hurricane footage of all time. Anyways, today I'll be taking some time off from the editing project this afternoon to storm chase. This morning I'm out shooting video for The Weather Channel in Minneapolis.</p>
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08/26/2004 Chasing Today.

08/26/2004 Taking a break from the editing and chasing some storms. I'm in northern Iowa and chases some ok storms in Cerro Gordo County just south of Mason City Iowa. Here are some images from the storm. Going to check out the next round of storms moving in now. Click on the image to view the full size photo.

08/24/2004 PM, Out storm chasing.

08/24/2004 PM, Out storm chasing. I got fed up with editing video all day long and looked at the radar and wow, there was a storm on the radar and I had a great excuse to get away from working at home... Its 11:40 pm now and I just fed the video into TWC and don't feel like staying up and updating the site with all the photos tonight but I have a video on line of what was fed in.

Working on the DVD

08/23/2004 Today I have been working on the Punta Gorda, Hurricane Charley video project all day long. The video project is going to be in several chapters for the DVD. Pre Hurricane Charley Storm Footage, Hurricane Charley Hits Punta Gorda, After Charley Damage Video In Punta Gorda and some storm review data section and bonus material. Right now I'm working on the Hurricane Charley hits Punta Gorda section and between all the video cameras we had working during the storm, I'm already up to 55 Minutes of action packed footage, and were not even to the eye wall yet.