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Below-average hurricane season predicted

May 30, 2014 Despite dire predictions of an above-average hurricane season, 2013 turned out to be one of the quietest in decades. With that in mind, weather expert Dr. more »»

 
 
 
Beach residents need to prep island-style

May 30, 2014 While hurricane prediction forecasters for the 2013 season called for an above-average probability for major storm events last summer, the overall Atlantic hurricane season last year had below-norma... more »»

Fort Myers Beach Emergency Notification System

May 30, 2014 The Town of Fort Myers Beach uses the CODE RED notification system to warn residents, business owners, and property owners of emergencies, like hurricane evacuations or boil water notices. more »»

FMB Hurricane Preparedness Re-Entry Pass

May 30, 2014 In advance of each hurricane season, the Town of Fort Myers Beach issues Hurricane Re-Entry Passes to islanders and to island businesse. more »»

City of Sanibel: Prepare for storm season and get hurricane passes

May 30, 2014 Island residents should make sure they have the most recent city-issued Hurricane Reentry Pass to get back on the island after a major storm. more »»

Emergency public shelters:

May 30, 2014 Be advised: Lee County will not open all shelters during any single event. The opening of shelters is dependent upon the nature of each specific event. more »»

Cape Coral residents urged to begin planning for 2014 hurricane season

May 30, 2014 With the 2014 hurricane season set to kick off, the city of Cape Coral encourages residents to become informed on storm surge and evacuation zones and to make a plan ahead of time and prepare a kit. more »»

Hurricane supply check list

May 30, 2014 Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. more »»

Tropical Cyclones

May 30, 2014 What is a Tropical Cyclone? Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. more »»

Hurricane Hazards

May 30, 2014 Storm Surge/Tide Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. more »»

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

May 30, 2014 The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential property damage. more »»

Tornadoes: Just one part of a hurricane’s fury

May 30, 2014 Hurricanes can produce tornadoes that add to the storm's destructive power. Tornadoes are most likely to occur in the right-front quadrant of the hurricane. more »»

Storm surge impact

May 30, 2014 Along the coast, storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. more »»

Know the Terms

May 30, 2014 Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a hurricane hazard: * Tropical Cyclone: A warm-core non-frontal synoptic-scale cyclone, originating over tropical or subtropical waters, with... more »»

2014 Atlantic Storm Names

May 30, 2014 Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. more »»

Protecting your lawn and garden before the storm

May 30, 2014 High winds can bring costly damage to your property and pose a risk to your well-being. Here's a list of nine hurricane safety tips, compiled from the landscaping perspective. more »»

Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

May 30, 2014 Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late summer and fall: Each year, on average, two hurricanes will come ashore somewhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts,... more »»

Hurricane season flooding: Understanding and reducing the risk

May 30, 2014 Don’t be caught off guard. Get the facts. Know the risks. Take action to protect yourself, your family, your business, and your finances—before a weather event occurs and it’s too late. more »»

After the flood

May 30, 2014 When returning to a home that’s been flooded after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, be aware that your house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause... more »»

 
 
 

 

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