During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So this season, they hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the public.
While South Florida has been able to avoid much of the hurricane activity in the last few years, it may be more difficult this year if NOAA’s outlook for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to fruition.
With the start of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season less than a month away, state and federal officials are urging Florida residents to get ready now.
Last year’s Superstorm Sandy brought home some valuable lessons to emergency managers across the state, storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public.
FORT LAUDERDALE. (CBSMiami/AP) – With the start of this year’s hurricane season less than a month away, emergency management personnel are meeting in South Florida prepare for the upcoming season. The annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference […]
Phil Klotzbach and William Gray, renowned Colorado State University climatologists, are predicting the fourth busy storm season in a row.
Following criticism on the handling of Superstorm Sandy, the National Weather Service is considering changing how it issues hurricane watches and warnings.
Another hurricane season has come and gone. Friday marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season which produced 19 named storms for the third year in a row. Ten of the systems became hurricanes and one grew into a major storm.
Monroe County officials have asked visitors to leave the Keys ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac’s arrival. The Florida Keys are under a Hurricane Warning and four shelters are open.
Tropical Storm Isaac gained some strength Friday evening as it marched toward Haiti; and ahead of it in South Florida, tropical storm watches have been issued for most of South Florida.