States are getting spooked by the hurricane season

Florida agriculture commissioner Jim McGovern e-mailed a thank you message to Florida’s notoriously dangerous west coast recreational vehicle park on Monday after five people were killed there Saturday afternoon, not far from Interstate 95, by a barge carrying an Econoline van, according to the Associated Press. The I-95 shuttle service was unlicensed, but involved on a regular basis.

As noted in the article, beach towns along the Sunshine State’s west coast have their own regular all-terrain vehicle traffic to lure tourists.

Homes on private well-triggered roads and roads connecting beach resorts up and down the coast of Florida, including some private roads along I-95 in Brevard County and on a private road on Singer Island, off Miami, are considered “expressway-like toll roads,” McGovern’s office said in an e-mail. — Washington Post

This has been the hottest summer on record in the United States, thanks to record-breaking heat across the Atlantic and Southwest, reports the Weather Channel.

On the heels of wildfires that scorched swaths of Colorado, conditions for a hot spell are ripe for rapid fire growth. The very elements of the very difficult weather and fire situation that exist on this stormy and hot summer day. A volatile combination of factors will combine to facilitate explosive wildfires in central, western and northern Colorado on Monday. AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson – who is on hand to forecast the forecast for everyone – says Colorado could see gusty winds and dry lightning leading to spot fires in the afternoon that could quickly spread into communities just a few miles away, and the Denver Fire Department is making improvements to their evacuation plans.

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