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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Put Your Emergency Plan to Work

Surviving a hurricane requires planning before a storm threatens. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2014, and the Eastern Pacific Season has already begun and has already seen the first tropical cyclone of the season. It is important to … Continue reading

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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: Extreme Wind Hazards

Mention hurricane and the first thing people think of is the extreme wind that impacts structures and landscapes when the storm comes ashore. Television images depict reporters leaning into the wind and horizontal rain. The winds associated with a tropical … 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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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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2013 Mid-Atlantic Hurricane Season Update

August 31st-September 1 marks the middle of the hurricane season. So far in 2013, there have been six named storms in the Atlantic Basin and Caribbean Sea, but none have attained hurricane strength. Predictions for this year’s season were for … Continue reading

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Hurricane Basics: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

June 1st kicks off the Atlantic Hurricane Season that runs through November 30th. This year’s long-range forecast includes up to 18 named storms. The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center names tropical cyclones when they reach tropical storm strength. Hurricanes are massive … Continue reading

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