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Florida is under a tropical storm warning through the weekend.

Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Florida

10/18/2019 by US Harbors

By Joe Mario Pedersen. The tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet a tropical storm, but its maximum sustained winds strengthened to 60 mph Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update. Dangerous storm surge and tropical storm force winds are expected along portions of… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Jerry may become a hurricane by the end of the week.

Tropical Storm Jerry Could Strengthen this Week

9/18/2019 by US Harbors

By Christina Maxouris. Another tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic and could strengthen into a hurricane by the end of the week. Jerry, the 10th named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, was 855 miles east of the Leeward Islands late Wednesday morning. It had maximum sustained winds… SEE MORE

Inside the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

How Bits and Bytes of Data Become a Forecast

9/11/2019 by US Harbors

Every day in America, millions of people wake up with the same question on their minds, “What’s the weather today?” The US Department of Commerce found that the majority of Americans check the weather forecast 3.8 times per day, equating to 301 billion forecasts consumed per year! These days, we… SEE MORE

Massachusetts Officials Concerned About Storm Surge from Hurricane Dorian

9/6/2019 by US Harbors

By Robert Ghoulston. The Outer Cape and Nantucket areas of Massachusetts are bracing for what Hurricane Dorian could send their way as the storm passes by New England. The timing is what has emergency officials in Chatham taking extra precautions. There are still a lot of tourists and boats in the… SEE MORE

Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a Cat 2 storm.

Hurricane Dorian Poised to Slam the Carolinas as Cat 2

9/4/2019 by US Harbors

By Jason Samenow and Andrew Freedman. Hurricane Dorian gradually leaves Florida behind Wednesday, setting its sights on the coasts of Georgia and then the Carolinas. These areas face a triple threat of “destructive winds, flooding rains, and life-threatening storm surges,” according to the National Hurricane Center. While Dorian has stayed… SEE MORE

Grand Bahamas and Abaco Islands Topography

Ways to Help People in the Bahamas Effected by Hurricane Dorian

9/3/2019 by US Harbors

The effects of hurricane Dorian were particularly devastating in the Bahamas. The communities in the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands, where the eye of the storm passed -- and stayed for a protracted time, are only just beginning to be able to assess the impact of the category 5 hurricane. The… SEE MORE

Hurricane Dorian Updates: Storm Strengthens to Category 5

9/1/2019 by US Harbors

By Patrick J. Lyons. Dorian is expected to strike the northern Bahamas on Sunday and continue to menace the Florida coast. Dorian is now a Category 5 hurricane, the most powerful kind, according to the National Hurricane Center. Storm reaches ‘catastrophic’ strength with 160 m.p.h. winds As Hurricane Dorian drew… SEE MORE

Hurricane Dorian is expected to heavily impact Florida over the weekend.

Florida in State of Emergency in Advance of Hurricane Dorian's Landfall

8/30/2019 by US Harbors

Hurricane Dorian fast facts: Dorian has strengthened to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday and remain extremely dangerous through the weekend. Dorian is on track to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday, possibly as a… SEE MORE

Preparing for High Winds Part Three: Taking Shelter vs. Evacuating

8/28/2019 by US Harbors

Information provided by The Dekanski Home Selling Team and Taking Shelter Indoors Taking shelter indoors may be your only option in fast-moving storms like tornadoes. In hurricanes, where residents generally at least have a few days of warning, departing to a safer area may be the best option. In either… SEE MORE

Tropical Storm Dorian likely to land as hurricane.

National Hurricane Center Update on Tropical Storm Dorian

8/26/2019 by US Harbors

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Dorian, located a couple of hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. An elongated area of low pressure located about 275 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has become a little better organized overnight. Environmental conditions appear conducive for… SEE MORE

Preparing for High Winds Part Two: Garage, Siding and Landscaping

8/19/2019 by US Harbors

Information provided by The Dekanski Home Selling Team and Garage Door A garage door is typically the largest moving part of an entire home. This creates some unique challenges in high wind situations. Generally speaking, garage doors are designed to move upward and downward, providing security and shelter for… SEE MORE

There are bargains aplenty in hurricane-prone areas, but make sure you have your bases covered in case of a storm.

Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk?

8/12/2019 by US Harbors

By Elaine Glusac. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean — and that includes the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and destinations in the Bahamas and Florida — runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Hurricanes can strike at any time, but peak season runs August through October, when the National… SEE MORE

There are many ways to reinforce a home against wind damage — some are simple enough to DIY while others may require professional assistance.

Preparing for High Winds Part One: Doors, Windows and Roofing

8/10/2019 by US Harbors

Information provided by The Dekanski Home Selling Team and Wind can come in the form of hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, microbursts or downdrafts. There are high winds and gusts in some instances that last just a few minutes, and there are sustaining winds that may last for days. While wind… SEE MORE

NOAA Announces Increased Chance for Above Average Hurricane Season (August to November 2019)

8/8/2019 by US Harbors

NOAA PRESS RELEASE August 8, 2019 -- NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October,… SEE MORE

Texas Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West

Hurricanes 101: Storm Surge

7/15/2019 by US Harbors

By Christina Edwards. Storm surge flooding is the greatest threat to life and property during a tropical system, and storm surge directly accounts to approximately half of the deaths associated with tropical storms and hurricanes in the U.S. As a tropical system inches closer to shore, the familiar tropical storm… SEE MORE