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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Get a Plan and be Ready to Act

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and runs through the end of November. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, if you live on the coast or inland from the coast you should take steps to formulate a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Forecasting Tropical Cyclones

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a division of the National Weather Service (NWS), an agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NHC is responsible for forecasting and tracking tropical cyclones and their associated hazards in the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: What You Need to Know About Storms

Hurricane Preparedness Week: What You Need to Know About Storms Few things in nature can match the power, breadth, and scope of a major hurricane. They can span more than a thousand miles, dump rainfall that measures in feet instead … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Season is Just Three Weeks Away – Are You Ready?

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and is far more likely to affect the United States than the Pacific Season. The NHC keeps the Atlantic Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook page on their website updated with storm tracks and … Continue reading

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Standby Generator Installations Require Time and Planning

The season of severe weather is just around the corner. Everything from hurricanes and tornadoes, to floods, brush fires, and torrential rains will impact lives across the United States in the coming months. Every year, millions of utility customers do … Continue reading

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Be A Force of Nature: National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 2-8, 2014 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, an awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Preparing in advance for severe weather could save the lives of your family … Continue reading

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Prepare Now for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Hurricane Center reminds us that the hurricane season is just a few months away, and the time to prepare for that season is now. Although the direct force of a hurricane directly affects the coastal region where it … Continue reading

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Get a Plan: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricanes are destructive storms that cause billions of dollars in damage and take the lives of those who are unprepared or fail to heed warnings. With modern forecasting, we usually have plenty of advance notice that a hurricane is headed … Continue reading

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Hurricane Forecast Process: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Forecasting the weather is a difficult and laborious process, and it becomes more difficult as we try to look further into the future. A three-day forecast is usually considered quite reliable, and meteorologists provide us with three, five, and ten … Continue reading

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Inland Flooding: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

In terms of lives lost, inland flooding poses more danger than a storm surge or hurricane force winds. According to Ed Rappaport of the National Hurricane Center, “In the last 30 years, inland flooding has been responsible for more than … Continue reading

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