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Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

LARGO — Improving the evacuation process was the biggest lesson learned in Hurricane Irma, Pinellas emergency officials said Thursday.Interim Emergency Management Director David Halstead said although the department got out evacuation information las...
Published: 06/07/18
Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more dangerous

Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more dangerous

The globe’s hurricanes have seen a striking slowdown in their speed of movement across landscapes and seascapes over the past 65 years, a finding that suggests rising rainfall and storm-surge risks, according to research reported Wednesday.The study ...
Published: 06/06/18
Hurricane season begins: Colorado State’s latest forecast rises as El Niño wanes

Hurricane season begins: Colorado State’s latest forecast rises as El Niño wanes

After first forecasting a below-average hurricane season, researchers at Colorado State University have upped their seasonal outlook and now predict a more active season.The culprit responsible for the increase in forecasted hurricane activity: the h...
Updated one month ago
Good news in latest hurricane forecast: 2018 could be average

Good news in latest hurricane forecast: 2018 could be average

The first day of hurricane season comes with some positive news from the hurricane scientists at Colorado State University:Researchers there slightly downgraded their first forecast of the 2018 storm season, saying there could be fewer storms operati...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane 2018: Termites can make hurricane season a lot worse

Hurricane 2018: Termites can make hurricane season a lot worse

Friday is the official start of hurricane season, and Florida residents might want to add one more thing to their preparation list: a termite inspection.Termite damage in houses and trees can leave homes vulnerable to suffering even more damage durin...
Updated one month ago
Meet your unwelcome Memorial Day guest: Subtropical Storm Alberto

Meet your unwelcome Memorial Day guest: Subtropical Storm Alberto

It has a name.Subtropical Storm Alberto is crawling into the Gulf of Mexico, an unwelcome guest arriving a week before the official start of hurricane season.The system, which became the first named storm of the year Friday, could bring five inches o...
Updated one month ago
Forecasters: Two brewing tropical systems should bring heavy rains to Tampa Bay

Forecasters: Two brewing tropical systems should bring heavy rains to Tampa Bay

The Gulf of Mexico and the western Atlantic gave birth to the first tropical storm systems of the 2017 hurricane season Monday evening. The storms should stay well away from Florida’s coastline, but will likely dump widespread showers and intermitten...
Updated one month ago
NOAA: Scientists predict 10 to 16 named storms this hurricane season

NOAA: Scientists predict 10 to 16 named storms this hurricane season

Scientists are in consensus: The 2018 hurricane season could be an active one.On Thursday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2018 Atlantic hurricane seasonal outlook. It’s calling for between 10 and 16 named storms, five...
Updated one month ago

Stock up for hurricanes, Buckhorn warns, or ‘we may be coming for you in a body bag’

TAMPA — Stuff that hurricane kit full of batteries, pen that emergency plan and get as many gallons of water stored in that garage while the skies are blue and clouds are fluffy white. That was the message Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other city off...
Updated one month ago
Forecast: Caribbean storm could grow into tropical system

Forecast: Caribbean storm could grow into tropical system

A storm system in the Caribbean Sea could grow into a tropical cyclone within five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.Forecasters give the system a 50 percent chance to develop.The storm’s low-pressure center on Tuesday was nestled betw...
Updated one month ago