March 16, 2021
state of emergency

State and Federal Emergency Declarations

Every state in the country, and the federal government, has emergency declaration laws and funds. Emergency declaration funds are literally rainy-day funds. They can only be accessed if officials formally declare a state of emergency, and in Florida that’s most frequently when a hurricane makes landfall or passes nearby. Governors aren’t the only officials […]
March 16, 2021
What is the disaster relief fund used for

What Is the Disaster Relief Fund and What Does It Pay For?

Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys as a catastrophically powerful Category 4 hurricane before hitting the mainland as a Category 3, caused roughly $50 billion of damage. Florida’s operating budget, as a state, was around $80 billion when Hurricane Irma hit. A truly massive storm that has the unfortunate distinction of […]
March 16, 2021
car flood damage

Can You Fix a Car After It Has Suffered Flood Damage?

A car can be fixed after suffering flood damage, but the damage may be tough for the average vehicle owner to repair without the assistance of trained mechanics. There’s also a chance serious flooding will result in a car being totaled by your insurance company; in which case you will probably just need to […]
March 15, 2021
USAID hurricane relief around the world

USAID: Providing Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Relief Worldwide

March 15, 2021
Offseason hurricanes and tropical storms in florida

Offseason Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in Florida

March 15, 2021
Can scientist stop hurricanes in their tracks

Is There a Way for Scientists to Stop Hurricanes in Their Tracks?

No, it is not currently possible to stop or disrupt a hurricane. We’ve made some astonishing breakthroughs as a species in areas such as medicine, space travel and computing power, but where are we at on weather control? It’s not uncommon for serious people to float ideas for some man-made, technological solution for disrupting […]
March 15, 2021
learn about the eye of a hurricane

All About the Eye, or Eyes, of a Hurricane

The eye of a hurricane is a uniquely fascinating phenomenon. It’s hard to imagine that at the center of a vicious storm with 110 mph winds is an entirely calm circle of clear sky. What exactly is the eye of a hurricane? Why does it occur? And is there always just one? What Is […]
March 15, 2021
Building codes to help during hurricane season

Building Codes and Techniques That Reduce Hurricane Damage

Florida building codes have underwent some major changes over the past twenty years. For example, if any home or business is built within a mile of the “coastal mean high-water line” (MHWL) and is subjected to 110 mph wind speeds during hurricanes, it must comply with a specific set of building codes. There are […]
March 15, 2021
will 2021 be another dangerous hurricane season

Will the 2021 Hurricane Season Be Another Big One?

People exaggerate a lot these days. The modern person has instant access to everything occurring anywhere in the world thanks to social media and the internet. The average American 30 years ago probably wouldn’t even know an Atlantic hurricane season was particularly active, unless they lived in Florida or Louisiana. There seems to be […]