Diary: Travis blown away by hurricane double act

Somebody up there seems to have taken exception to Peter Travis's purchase of a place in the Florida sun. Regular readers of this page will know how the chief executive of cdp-travissully had the wind put up him when his Jensen Beach holiday home found itself in the eye of Hurricane Frances.

Now, blow us down, the same thing has happened again. After Frances, the first hurricane to strike the area in 52 years, Jensen Beach has just taken a second pasting from Hurricane Jeanne, which roared in at 120mph.

It's been cold comfort for Travis to learn that weather experts have never previously recorded a case of two hurricanes making landfall in the same location in one month.

Diary advises Travis to give in to fate and to buy a bungalow in Frinton instead.