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New Cuba talks may speed work of Tampa-based storm trackers

New Cuba talks may speed work of Tampa-based storm trackers

TAMPA — Storm trackers dash by plane from Tampa to measure the track and intensity of tropical activity, but their work often is slowed by the red tape required to fly over Cuba.
Published: 08/18/16
Updated: 08/19/16

Forecasters: Hurricane season expected to get a lot busier

MIAMI — U.S. forecasters say it’s more likely this could be the busiest Atlantic hurricane season since 2012.
Published: 08/11/16
Flood insurance scare of 2013 is creeping back into Tampa Bay and Florida

Flood insurance scare of 2013 is creeping back into Tampa Bay and Florida

Residents who faced jacked up flood insurance rates two years ago got a reprieve. Well, brace yourself for the chorus of discontent to rise again. That congressional fix slowed down, but didn't stop, the first wave of higher premiums now hitting homeowners.
Updated one month ago

Q&A: Figuring out flood insurance

Answers to some key questions about flood insurance.
Updated one month ago
Researchers: Climate change to make Tampa increasingly vulnerable to unprecedented extreme hurricanes

Researchers: Climate change to make Tampa increasingly vulnerable to unprecedented extreme hurricanes

Tampa tends to land on two kinds of lists these days.
Updated one month ago
Tampa RV store owner: ‘Lightning got hit by lightning’

Tampa RV store owner: ‘Lightning got hit by lightning’

THONOTOSASSA — Standing near the charred, smoking remains of his warehouse Tuesday, Brad Green couldn’t help but chuckle at the unfortunate coincidence.
Updated one month ago
As temperatures rise, so does risk of heatstroke — but firefighters have a secret weapon

As temperatures rise, so does risk of heatstroke — but firefighters have a secret weapon

Florida summers are notorious for sky-high temperatures and hair-raising humidity.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay deals with impacts from Tropical Storm Colin

Tampa Bay deals with impacts from Tropical Storm Colin

Tropical Storm Colin had more in store for Tampa Bay on Tuesday after blowing through the region the day before.
Updated: 3 months ago
Flood warnings blanket Tampa Bay: Tropical Storm Colin drops heavy rain as it exits east

Flood warnings blanket Tampa Bay: Tropical Storm Colin drops heavy rain as it exits east

One day after Tropical Storm Colin brought downpours and high winds to Tampa Bay, a soggy Tuesday morning offered little reprieve for weary residents.
Updated: 3 months ago
Live blog: Local agencies scale back work day as Tropical Storm Colin approaches

Live blog: Local agencies scale back work day as Tropical Storm Colin approaches

Tropical Storm Colin grew stronger overnight, according to the National Hurricane Center, and though its forecast track continued to stay north of Tampa Bay, expect heavy rain and localized flooding. Follow our live blog for the latest.
Updated: 3 months ago