WATCHES/WARNINGS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...MAINLAND MONROE...COASTAL PALM BEACH...COASTAL BROWARD...
COASTAL MIAMI DADE AND FAR SOUTH MIAMI DADE. A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING
IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...INLAND PALM BEACH...
METRO PALM BEACH...INLAND BROWARD...METRO BROWARD...INLAND MIAMI DADE AND
METRO MIAMI DADE.
In a statement, David Halstead, the Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said, "Though this system is unlikely to develop into a hurricane, it is important to remember that a storm doesn't have to be a hurricane to cause loss of life and devastating property damage. It is vital that residents and visitors in South Florida remember the phrase 'Turn Around, Don't Drown' when approaching a flooded roadway and heed all warnings from the National Weather Service and local officials."
When he says "remember that a storm doesn't have to be a hurricane to cause loss of life..." he's assuming he's dealing with someone who cares, unlike you know who.
Rumpole grumbles: A tropical storm is bearing down on Miami and nary a peep from the Chief Judge or the court administrator's office (motto: "don't bug us and we won't bug you") Commuting will be a nightmare. Nothing will get done in court. Officers will be involved in dealing with flooding and traffic control and emergency services. But lets make everyone trek down to the courthouse because I-95 and US1 could use the traffic.
There's a reason why these people are government employees and are not running their own businesses and we can assure you it's not altruism.
See you in court, wet, soggy, and in a bad mood.