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Storm Surge Risks Get Their Own Graphics

When it comes to storm surge, there are two important points those living in flood zones should know: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water will rise.

04/15/2014

A man in a jet ski helps residents to leave the flooded area in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, after heavy rains hit the area on September 16, 2013. Hurricane Ingrid weakened to tropical storm strength as it made landfall on the northeastern coast in the morning while the Pacific coast was reeling from the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel, which dissipated after striking on the eve. Thousands of people were evacuated on both sides of the country as the two storms set off landslides and floods that damaged bridges, roads and homes. (Source: Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ingrid, Manuel Retired From Hurricane Name Lists

Two names will no longer be used for tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic or the northeast Pacific.

04/12/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

Forecasters Add 1 Subtropical Storm To 2013 Tally

The National Hurricane Center has added one subtropical storm to last year’s tally of tropical weather.

02/15/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

NHC To Issue New Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map

The National Hurricane Center and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday plans to issue a new Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map during the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.

CBS Miami–01/31/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

Hurricane Experts Meet In Colorado To Discuss 2014 Season

In the snowy mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado, meteorologists from all over the country are meeting to discuss the 2014 hurricane season.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

Like last year, hurricane season 2013 is expected to be busy, according to the annual forecast released by renowned climatologists at Colo. State University. (Source: CBS4)

Below-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Coming To A Close

The early predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season favored an above-average season. But as the season comes to a close, the Atlantic has churned out the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982.

CBS Miami–11/25/2013

Tropical Storm Lorenzo forecast track as of 10/23 at 11 a.m. (Source: wunderground.com)

Tropical Storm Lorenzo Weakens

Tropical Storm Lorenzo began to weaken Wednesday morning. At 11 a.m., the 13th tropical storm of the season was about 955 miles east of Bermuda.

10/23/2013

The 11 p.m. advisory for Tropical Storm Lorenzo. (Source: wunderground.com)

Tropical Storm Lorenzo Forms In The Atlantic

The 13th Tropical Storm of the season formed in the Atlantic Ocean Monday.

10/21/2013

Karen was downgraded to a depression Saturday night. (Source: www.wunderground.com)

Karen Weakens To A Depression

It’s Tropical Storm Karen no more as the system over the North Central Gulf was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday evening.

CBS Miami–10/05/2013

The partial federal government shutdown had a ripple effect across South Florida on Tuesday. (source: CBS4)

Federal Employees Hastily Close Up Shop Due To Shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown had a ripple effect across South Florida on Tuesday. Employees at some federal services spent the morning closing up shop and hastily recording messages on answering systems that their offices were not open due to the shutdown.

CBS4–10/01/2013

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