Recent Hurricane News & Resources Filter

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

Tropical Storm Barry expected to hit land with increased intensity.

Gulf Coast Tropical Depression Forecast to Hit Land as Hurricane

7/10/2019 by US Harbors

By Doyle Rice. The second storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to form Wednesday or Thursday along the Gulf Coast. The weather system, currently spinning off the coast of the Florida Panhandle, could either form as a tropical depression or a tropical storm. If the depression's winds reach 39 mph, it… SEE MORE

Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 - November 30th.

Tips for Being Prepared in Advance of a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

6/5/2019 by US Harbors

The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins. It is vital to understand your home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind. Here is your checklist of things to do in advance of hurricane season. Know your zone: Do you live near the Gulf or Atlantic… SEE MORE

A nearly normal hurricane season is predicted by NOAA

NOAA Predicts Near Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

5/27/2019 by US Harbors

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The hurricane season officially extends from June 1… SEE MORE

Where to keep your boat in a hurricane.

A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

5/8/2019 by US Harbors

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, destroying homes, sinking boats, and turning people's lives topsy turvy for weeks, or even months. This… SEE MORE

Image Credit NOAA

Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at US Landfall

4/19/2019 by US Harbors

Scientists at NOAA's National Hurricane Center conducted a detailed post-storm analysis on all the data available for Hurricane Michael and have determined that the storm's estimated intensity at landfall was 140 knots (160 mph). This final wind intensity is a 5 knot (5 mph) increase over the operational estimate and… SEE MORE

Photo courtesy Robert Dekanski

Preparing a Home for Hurricane Force Winds: 5 Parts of the House to Address

1/23/2019 by US Harbors

Every year, a number of named storms are predicted. Of these, an average of 1.75 a year will become hurricanes. When these storms come, they can leave extensive damage in their wake — $21.6 billion, on average. While it's impossible to guarantee a home emerges from a hurricane unscathed, it… SEE MORE

Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose in September 2017

Hurricane and Storm Prep: Advice for Boaters and Coastal Residents

9/11/2018 by US Harbors

Here are some tips and advice on how to prepare for an incoming hurricane: For Boaters: There is little that can be done on board once a Category 2 or above hurricane arrives. Make your preparations, EARLY, and seek shelter on shore. Check your insurance for a named storm clause… SEE MORE