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A $4.6 Billion Plan To Storm-Proof Miami

6/17/2020 by US Harbors

By Greg Allen. Thirteen-foot-high floodwalls could line part of Miami’s waterfront, under a proposed Army Corps of Engineers plan being developed to protect the area from storm surge. The $4.6 billion plan is one of several drafted by the Corps of Engineers to protect coastal areas in the U.S, which… SEE MORE

NOAA Seeks Partnership to Help Develop World’s Best Weather Model

6/5/2020 by US Harbors

NOAA is seeking a technology partner to help design and build the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC). This extramural center will accelerate scientific research and engineering to create the world’s most accurate and reliable operational weather forecast model. NOAA is in search of proven expertise in software engineering, software infrastructure development, and… SEE MORE

Tropical Depression Cristobal's Path Headed Toward Gulf Coast

6/5/2020 by US Harbors

By Max Golembo. Tropical Depression Cristobal is meandering over Yucatan Peninsula Friday morning, but it’s expected to move back into the Gulf of Mexico overnight and strengthen back into a Tropical Storm. As it moves north, Cristobal will encounter a lot of atmospheric sheer and dry air, and because of… SEE MORE

Preparing for Hurricane Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

5/29/2020 by US Harbors

By Carlos J. Castillo. As you continue to take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is important to stay prepared for other disasters. Hurricane season begins on June 1, and the time to prepare is now. Know Your Evacuation Route Check with… SEE MORE

What to Expect for the 2020 Hurricane Season

5/27/2020 by US Harbors

By Mallory Nicholls. The 2020 hurricane season is fast approaching and this year, it is expected to be a busy one. The National Hurricane Center’s outlook shows above average numbers with 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes, and three to six major hurricanes. What exactly goes into… SEE MORE

Active 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to An End

11/27/2019 by US Harbors

The season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). NOAA’s outlook called for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes, and accurately predicted the overall activity of the season. “During each and every hurricane season, thousands of workers… SEE MORE

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