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.
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.
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.
Miami-Dade County has updated its storm surge planning zone maps as residents prepare for the 2013 hurricane season, which will begin on June 1.
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.
City workers are making progress in clearing a section of State Road A1A which was flooded by seawater and sand earlier this week.
The death toll from Hurricane Sandy has risen to at least 55 people. The superstorm spread damage and destruction from the Carolinas to Maine and it is still dumping snow and rain on many parts of the country.
As viewers in South Florida watch worrisome images from the Hurricane Sandy storm zone, many worry about friends and loved ones that might be there, and have reached out to try to learn how they did through the storm. It hasn’t been easy to connect.
While the core of Tropical Storm Sandy will stay off our coast, we will definitely feel its presence.
As South Florida tracks Hurricane Irene and on the 19th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, a new tool has been launched for Miami-Dade residents regarding the threat of storm surge.