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
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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?

September 29, 2021
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How Do You Feel About the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently put out a request for public comments on the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System. People have the opportunity to submit a comment until October 22, 2021. The Community Rating System (CRS) dates back to 1990 when FEMA wanted to encourage communities to improve floodplain […]
September 29, 2021
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How Hurricanes Affect Oil, Gas and Energy Production in the Gulf of Mexico

When a hurricane makes landfall in Florida the media generally focuses, and rightly so, on the human toll. People lose homes, businesses and in some cases even loved ones and neighbors. The human tragedies that follow in the wake of devastating Florida hurricanes aren’t the only repercussions of these vicious storms. There are also […]
September 29, 2021

How the 2021 Hurricane Season has Affected Florida So Far

We’re entering the last couple months of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Florida has fared relatively well so far. As of September 22, the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has generated: Three major hurricanes (category 3 or greater) Six hurricanes 17 named storms Only two tropical storms have made landfall in Florida in 2021. Tropical […]
September 22, 2021
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Why Are Hurricane Names Retired?