— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 31, 2017
Right now the forecasts range from the storm staying out to sea or just brushing the Atlantic coast, to being a bowling ball straight up Florida’s lane, or landfall in the western Gulf of Mexico. The cone of uncertainty is two time zones wide. However we have a bit of time. If you live within that cone of uncertainty, use that time to inventory emergency supplies and potential responses to a big, nasty hurricane coming your direction. Hopefully, the preparation is not needed but if it is needed, it is best to do as much reasonable prep work ahead of time.