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Alaska Couple Makes and Stores Giant Radio Flyer

by Winnie Hsiu October 12, 2010 11:36 AM
Many people use car storage and truck storage in the winter. Others use vehicle storage to hold their motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, or bicycles. Many also rely on toy storage during the winter, for items such as plastic ride-on toys, tricycles, and wagons. But Judy Foster and Fred Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, must be the first couple ever to need storage for a toy the size of a truck -- a giant Radio Flyer. The couple constructed their giant wagon, which may be the only one in the world like it, out of an old pickup truck. [More]

Families Put Valuables in Storage to Prepare for Hurricane Season

by John Stevens May 25, 2010 12:14 PM
National Hurricane Preparedness Week begins today, and a storm that could become a hurricane has already been spotted, 500 miles (804 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is not yet strong enough to have been given a name, and it has only a 30 percent, or medium, chance of starting to rotate. The first Atlantic storm that begins to rotate will be called Alex. The tropical storms and hurricanes that follow it will be named as follows: Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie, and Walter.

The storm is not expected to pass over the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.

Although this week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, meteorologists do not really expect any severe storms to develop until the end of July. Hurricane season itself officially starts on June 1. [More]