Tag: hurricane

More aid from South Florida for Bahamas like an early Christmas present

MIAMI | What could be thought of as an early Christmas present from Florida to the hurricane-weary Bahamas set sail in early December in the form of a mobile trailer full of more emergency supplies for ongoing Hurricane Dorian relief. The trailer — loaded with supplies furnished through donations from Catholics and charitable foundations around… Read more »

Before Thanksgiving, Miami parish makes pilgrimage to hurricane zone

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. | Moved by their own good fortune at dodging recent hurricanes, a Miami community expressed their gratitude by sending a convoy of volunteers and donations to Hurricane Michael’s ground zero in the state’s panhandle region in time for Thanksgiving. After seeing a memo calling for a second parish collection for the people… Read more »

Florida dioceses offer prayers for those in hurricane’s path

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | With EMS service suspended in some parts of Florida as Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10 in the state’s panhandle area with sustained winds clocked at 155 mph, at least least two dioceses offered prayers for those in the Category 4 storm’s path. The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory is directly… Read more »

New hurricane season is a time to reflect

Naples | The late May formation of Tropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico spared Southwest Florida, but should serve as a reminder that these storms can form anywhere and anytime between now and the conclusion of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane aeason which runs through Nov. 30. Of course, few in the area need… Read more »

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1

Venice | June 1 is rapidly approaching and that means it is time to start seriously thinking about the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season, with an expected 14 named storms, with seven of those potentially becoming hurricanes. The forecast does not note… Read more »

School in portables during hurricane repairs

Naples | Eleven shiny white buildings sit in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples, the new temporary home for the students from Pre-K3 to fifth grade. On April 10, the students returned from Easter break and loved what they found. “It’s so pretty,” one Pre-K girl exclaimed. “I love it,”… Read more »

Faithful of Naples parish back home after Irma

VENICE | “Alleluia! Alleluia!” were the words that adorned the altar at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples Easter Sunday. The words reflect the celebration that Christ Our Lord is risen. However, on this holiest of days, the meaning was even more profound as Sunday Mass was celebrated in the church for the first time… Read more »