After a blistering month of August with record setting temperatures and a lack of rain, residents in Tampa have finally gotten some relief from the heat. The month of September has cooled off significantly with far fewer days reaching into the mid to upper 90's. In fact, the month of September has had 11 days observed with temperatures over 90 and none over 95 compared to August which had 26 and four days where the temperatures were greater than 95 degrees. The increase in precipitation has also slowed business because the lack of sunlight reduces the amount of heat generated in the home. Although we had some temperature spikes in the beginning and end of the month, most air conditioning companies have experienced a significant drop in sales compared to the previous month.
While we get surprises on a daily basis, one air conditioning technician was in for a surprise when he found himself part of a high speed chase. He was on his way to a service call when he was rear ended by a rescue fire truck. It turns out the fire truck had been stolen. The suspect attempted to flee but was apprehended.
Finally, as we're nearing election season, out comes the campaigning. Candidates hoping to fill Tampa City Council Charlie Miranda's chair include Jackie Toledo, Guido Maniscalo and owner of an air conditioning company Thomas Castellano. You can read more about the elections here http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/160476.
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