June 9, 2021
preparing your boat for hurricane season

Preparing a Boat for Hurricane Season

If you’re one of Florida’s many boat owners, you might be asking yourself, “How do I protect my boat from hurricanes?” There are a few ways to approach boat hurricane preparedness. First you need to decide whether you’re going to secure your boat on land or in the water. Your decision may depend on […]
June 9, 2021
2021 Hurricane Season Forecast

CSU’s Updated 2021 Hurricane Season Forecast

Despite being landlocked, Colorado State University is home to some of the nation’s foremost experts on hurricanes and hurricane season activity. Each year experts and meteorologists around the country turn to CSU’s hurricane activity forecasts for estimates on activity in the upcoming hurricane season. CSU recently released their updated numbers for the 2021 Atlantic […]
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 […]