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Being 'flood smart' in South Florida

The daily thunderstorms over South Florida this time of year remind us why we call this the rainy season, and it's important to know how you can prepare for flood damage.

Tropical Depression 2 Tuesday 11 AM

Tropical depression No. 2 moving westward in Atlantic

Tropical depression #2 continues to move across the Atlantic, but still expected to weaken later in the week.

Formation points graphic

July tropical storm formation points

Data from the National Hurricane Center show preferred areas for tropical storm formation in the month of July to be off the southeast U.S. coast and over the Gulf of Mexico.

Low Pressure system east of Florida

How to define a tropical cyclone

Some may be wondering why the National Hurricane Center hasn’t started calling the low pressure system east of the Florida coast a tropical cyclone. 


Possible El Nino impact on Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center says the chance of El Nino is 70 percent during the northern hemisphere summer and reaches 80 percent during the fall and winter.

Hurricane deaths chart

Why evacuations are ordered during hurricanes

One of the biggest decisions for local officials during a hurricane threat is whether or not to call for evacuations.  A recent survey indicates that most people think they are told to evacuate because of the wind in a hurricane.  This is incorrect. 

Max Mayfield's Hurricane Blog - New June 2011

Can NE Pacific tropical storms move into Atlantic Basin?

The National Hurricane Center is writing advisories on Tropical Storm Boris currently centered just off the Pacific coast of Mexico not far from the Gulf of Tehuantepec.


Preferred areas for June tropical storm formation

Here we are in the first week of the 2014 hurricane season, and the National Hurricane Center is already talking about potential tropical cyclone development.

Hurricane Survival Supply Kit Checklist

Time to get out hurricane supply kit checklist

The official start of the 2014 hurricane season is Sunday, June 1. Although this is not something South Floridians typically celebrate, it is a reminder that we need to check our supplies.

Seasonal Hurricane Forecasts_May 2014

Are seasonal hurricane forecasts of value?

Perhaps when forecasts call for an exceptionally active year, people are a little more motivated to prepare. But with a forecast like this year indicating the number of storms is most likely to be below normal, I fear that many people will let…

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