April 22, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
November 2, 2021
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What Are Weather Radios and Why Are They Important for Hurricane Preparedness?

Weather radios are intended to alert you to an impending hazard. There are a couple of different types of official weather radios. Weather band radios must be on and tuned to a nearby weather station to play updates. Weather alert radios will automatically turn on or switch to the local NOAA Weather Radio station […]
October 28, 2021
snow plows shoveling snow off street from nor'easter

What Is a Nor’easters and Are They Hurricanes?

A Nor’easter is a term used to describe storms that travel northeast, often over the United States. There are scenarios in which warm air from a hurricane might contribute to the formation of a Nor’easter or Nor’easter-like conditions. For example, 2012’s Hurricane Sandy combined with polar jet stream air to create Nor’easter conditions. That’s […]
September 29, 2021
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Stay Prepared For Late Season Hurricanes

September 29, 2021
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What Are The Most Expensive Property Damage Claims?