NOAA Beechcraft King Air N65RF taxis to the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center upon arrival in Lakeland, Florida. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA welcomes third Beechcraft King Air to its Specialized Aircraft Fleet

2/19/2024 - By noaa.gov. NOAA’s newest aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air 360 CER turboprop, has arrived at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida. The new aircraft, designated N65RF, is configured to support NOAA coastal mapping missions and aerial surveys of damage in communities after events like hurricane landfall, tornadoes or flooding. With… SEE MORE
Hurricane Idalia Cone Aug 27, 2023

Hurricane Idalia On Collision Course with Florida Gulf Coast

8/28/2023 - By WeatherTiger. Threat synopsis: A major hurricane landfall in North Florida is more likely than not on on Wednesday. Preparations for destructive surge and wind should be completed by Tuesday evening. Why is it always Wednesday? There’s no answer beyond coincidence for why Florida’s four most recent hurricanes— Michael, Sally,… SEE MORE
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How to Help Coastal Communities Recover from September 2022 Storms

10/4/2022 - By US Harbors The level of destruction, and extreme need, that has been caused by the recent storms and hurricanes in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Southwestern Florida has left many of us asking "what can I do?". We've put together this page to help answer that question. If you have… SEE MORE
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Harmful Effects of Airborne Red Tide in New Study

8/22/2022 - By Stefania Lugli. Researchers from the Roskamp Institute found new evidence suggesting that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impacts — especially for those with a previous history of migraine or chronic fatigue syndrome. While respiratory symptoms are well-documented during red tide blooms, neurological symptoms haven't been examined… SEE MORE
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Saving Beaches is Costly: But Doing Nothing is Not an Option

8/19/2022 - By Flagler Live. The Flagler County Commission will soon take over all 18 miles of beaches to manage them, and save them. An ordinance is in the works to essentially surrender Flagler Beach’s portion to the county. But saving them will be exorbitantly expensive: think $5 million to $13 million… SEE MORE
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Tips for Preventing Shark Attacks

7/19/2022 - By Tracking Sharks. The first step in shark attack prevention is understanding the risk. When you enter the water, you are visiting the shark’s home. Statistics show that you are more likely to die from a car crash than be killed by a shark. However, sharks do bite people and… SEE MORE