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The following are Tropmet.com exclusive storm-chase encounters, documented by veteran storm-chaser Michael Laca. With a chasing career spanning the last 25 years, Michael Laca has intercepted over 40 named tropical cyclones, including some of the most violent and notorious Atlantic storms on record.  Michael's photography and videography has been featured in numerous text-books, magazines, advertisements, television programs, marketing campaigns and other media including: Weatherwise, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, The BBC, The Weather Channel, Duracell and others. For video or photo usage requests and other media inquiries click the link in each summary below or send an e-mail here.

 
  STORM CHASES 1980 - 1989

 

Hurricane Hugo - Luquillo, Puerto Rico   HURRICANE HUGO - LUQUILLO, PUERTO RICO
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 1989
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   HURRICANE FLORENCE - NEW ORLEANS, LA
  DATE: JULY 23, 1988
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   HURRICANE FLOYD - FLORIDA KEYS
  DATE: OCTOBER 12, 1987
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Kate - Indian Pass, Florida   HURRICANE KATE - INDIAN PASS, FLORIDA
  DATE: NOVEMBER 21, 1985
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Gloria - Cedar Island, North Carolina   HURRICANE GLORIA - CEDAR ISLAND, NC
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 26-27, 1985
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   HURRICANE ELENA - SOUTH FLORIDA
  DATE: AUGUST 28-29, 1985
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropical Storm Isidore - SE & NE Florida   TROPICAL STORM ISIDORE - SE & NE FLORIDA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 26-28, 1984
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   TORNADO - MIAMI SPRINGS, FLORIDA
  DATE: MAY 16, 1984
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   TROPICAL STORM DENNIS - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 17-19, 1981
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   HURRICANE GILBERT - Q.R. & YUCATAN, MEXICO
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 13-14, 1988
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Waterspout / Funnels - Key West, Florida   WATERSPOUT / FUNNELS - KEY WEST, FLORIDA
  DATE: JULY 23, 1988
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Bonnie - High Island, Texas   HURRICANE BONNIE - HIGH ISLAND, TEXAS
  DATE: JUNE 26, 1986
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropmet.com   HURRICANE KATE - KEY WEST, FLORIDA
  DATE: NOVEMBER 18-19, 1985
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Hurricane Elena - Northern Gulf Coast   HURRICANE ELENA - NORTHERN GULF COAST
  DATE: AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 2, 1985
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Tropical Storm Bob - National Hurricane Center   TROPICAL STORM BOB - HURRICANE CENTER
  DATE: JULY 23, 1985
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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Funnel Clouds - Miami, Florida   FUNNEL CLOUDS - MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 1984
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Tropmet.com   TORNADO - RICHMOND HEIGHTS / PINECREST, FL
  DATE: MARCH 6, 1982
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Tropmet.com   TORNADO - SOUTH MIAMI, FLORIDA
  DATE: JULY 15, 1980
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CHASE LOG AND PHOTO GALLERY
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