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May 31, 2022
surviving hurricane at home

Tips for Surviving a Hurricane at Home

Floridians usually shelter in place for one of three reasons: They just aren’t aware a hurricane is on its way until it’s too late to evacuate They don’t believe the hurricane poses a serious enough risk to justify evacuating There are logistical hurdles that make evacuation difficult (limited mobility, pets, etc.) Surviving a hurricane […]
May 31, 2022
Colorado State University Hurricane Forecast 2022

CSU’s 2022 Forecast of Atlantic Hurricane Season

Colorado State University has established itself as a trusted resource for accurate and reliable Atlantic hurricane season forecasts. Despite being landlocked in Colorado, the university’s team of experts are referred to by hurricane watchers across the U.S. According to CSU’s preliminary April predictions, 2022’s hurricane season may be a rough one. They predict higher […]
May 31, 2022
getting ready for hurricane season

Is Your Family Ready for Hurricane Season 2022?

Hurricanes are tropical cyclones with dangerous winds, storm surge and heavy rains. A storm becomes a hurricane once its wind speeds reach 74 miles per hour. Whether a storm is referred to as a “hurricane,” “typhoon” or a “tropical cyclone” varies based on where they form. Only storms that form on either side of […]
May 31, 2022
Hurricane Agatha

Will Hurricane Agatha Make Landfall in Florida?

There’s a more than 50 percent chance the remnants of Hurricane Agatha will make landfall in Florida as a tropical storm. However, once it passes into warm Gulf of Mexico waters, it will be renamed Alex and become the first named storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season. Unlike most Atlantic Basin hurricanes, which […]
April 22, 2022
hurricane heading toward Florida

The Most Hurricane Prone Places in Florida

Florida’s exposure to the warm currents of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico makes it especially vulnerable to severe storms and hurricanes. Warm surface water is natural fuel for hurricanes and cause them to grow strong, enduring and destructive. Florida’s hurricane season, which lasts approximately six months (from June 1 to November […]
April 19, 2022
closeup of hurricane eye and clouds

Updated Hurricane Costs from the Office for Coastal Management

Every year, the U.S. experiences catastrophic weather disasters. From drought, wildfires and floods to tropical cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes, the array of natural disasters is just as diverse as their locations and devastating consequences. The most disastrous events in terms of death and destruction are large tropical weather systems, including hurricanes and tropical storms. […]
April 14, 2022
building destroyed by hurricane

Types and Severity of Hurricane Damage

If you’re a native or long-time resident of Florida, you’ve likely experienced first-hand the treacherous nature of hurricanes and the long-term damage they can cause to coastal cities and towns. But what are the main drivers of hurricane damage in Florida and other parts of the country and world? How severe does a hurricane […]
April 12, 2022
eye of hurricane from outer space

Preparing for Hurricane Season 2022

If you live in Florida, it’s never too early to start preparing for hurricane season. As the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is forecasted to be laden with many storms and several potentially serious hurricanes, Floridians should make every effort to ensure they’re prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this year. While you […]
November 2, 2021
white storm cloud over ocean and earth

Are Bomb Cyclones Hurricanes?

No – bomb cyclones are not tropical cyclones. The scientific term for a bomb cyclone is “explosive cyclogenesis,” but they go by many other names: weather bomb, explosive development, bombogenesis, meteorological bomb, etc. There are time, latitude and pressure requirements that a weather system must meet to gain bomb cyclone status. Rapid drop of […]