Hurricane Watch Blog
Posted by JANET McCONNAUGHEY on May 27, 2015
With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.
"Now is the time to start thinking ahead of the season. ... Get ready before the bad events are coming down on you," Kathryn Sullivan of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday as the group released its forecast for this year's season, which begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30.
Here are some key things to know about the forecast.
Posted on May 24, 2015
Important Manatee County storm season numbers.
Posted by PAUL VIDELA on May 21, 2015
Manatee County emergency officials Thuesday practiced their response to a hypothetical hurricane hitting the county.
Posted by JENNY STALETOVICH on May 7, 2015
A storm moving off the coast of Florida and Georgia is now more likely to become the first system of the 2015 hurricane season, forecasters said Thursday morning.
Posted by JENNY STALETOVICH on May 6, 2015
National Hurricane Center forecasters are giving a system that dumped rain on South Florida on Tuesday less than a 40 percent chance of organizing into at least a depression as it moves up the Atlantic Coast over the next five days.
Posted by JENNY STALETOVICH on November 6, 2014
A new interactive map lets residents in flood-prone Florida and around the nation see where flooding might occur in different strength hurricanes.
Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on October 27, 2014
Tropical Storm Hanna has formed off the coast of Nicaragua and is expected to move inland by Monday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.