Weathering The Storm 2014

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  • Storms then relief

    July 28, 2014

    Improbably, another mid-summer cold front will make its way into the Gulf of Mexico this week providing some relief from oppressive heat and humidity.

    Forecast Discussion: With the aid of an amplifying upper-level trough of lower pressure and cooler air, a cold front will drop south today out of the Upper... more »

Hurricane Preparedness Guides

Guides from Hurricane Preparedness Week

Plan for the storm - Once a storm has developed, there is far too little time to make adequate preparations to ensure the full safety of life and property.

Forecasting the storm - How hurricane forecasts are developed, and what information they contain.

Hurricane winds - High winds can create extreme destruction, are easier to forecast than storm surges, and serve as the marker for which hurricanes are rated.

Storm surge - The most life-threatening of tropical hazards is storm surge and inland flooding from a hurricane.

After the storm - Tips for dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane in your area.

Emergency Info

When a hurricane watch or warning is issued
Hurricane watch and warning procedures.

When to evacuate
Evacuation procedural tips.

Pet care in disasters
Tips for evacuation of your pet(s).

Emergency contact information
List of important emergency numbers.

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