Publisher Bill Macchio takes great pride in documenting unusual weather, its effects on our lifestyle and the resilience of people in the face of destruction. According to Bill, “Compiling [a] historic document is full of rich rewards, mostly because of the overwhelming feeling that this kind of publication will live on long past the lifetime of the talented people who helped assemble this project for you, your children and their children. Compiling publications like the ones featured here not only documents the wrath and fury of these storms but it also helps to save lives. The reader of these publications will see how necessary it is to evacuate and protect their families.”
Because Bill Macchio was well-known in weather circles as a “storm chaser” and the publisher of numerous commemorative magazines pertaining to natural disasters, he was given the honor of publishing past programs for the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Florida. These programs were used to help Florida professionals understand and better prepare for Hurricanes and other natural disasters.