Weathering The Storm 2014

Weather Blog

  • Shower coverage lessening

    August 19, 2014

    While a few showers and thunderstorms remain possible for Tuesday, overall rain coverage will decrease.

    Forecast Discussion: The area will have little upper level influence on Tuesday while a weak area of high pressure remains southeast of the region in the Gulf of Mexico. This will mean a continuing southerly flow... 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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