More than $42 million newly allocated to U.S. fishery disaster relief

2/5/2024 - By More than $42 million in federal fishery disaster relief is being allocated to help U.S. fishermen, from the hurricane-wracked Louisiana Gulf coast to Alaska’s Yukon River salmon communities. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the disaster aid packages Monday for Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon and… SEE MORE
Dramatic Views of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station From 9 12 (42828603210) by WikiCommons.

Building Codes Save Money and Lives

8/29/2023 - By After Category 5 Hurricane Michael slammed into Mexico Beach, Fla., in 2018, there was a dramatic contrast in destruction: homes built at or beyond state building codes still stood, whereas many of those built before those stringent codes were enacted were simply gone. Michael is one of a… SEE MORE
Derelict vessels and other debris in a Panama City marina following Hurricane Michael (Photo: NOAA).

Taking the Lead to Prevent Hurricane Debris

7/24/2023 - By As we approach the 2023 hurricane season, we are sharing NOAA Marine Debris Program resources to help you prepare for storms and prevent storm-generated debris from accumulating in waterways and on shorelines. Hurricanes and typhoons are among nature's most powerful and destructive events, and when these natural disasters… SEE MORE
A summary graphic showing an alphabetical list of the 2023 Atlantic tropical cyclone names as selected by the World Meteorological Organization. The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 and runs through November 30. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season

5/24/2023 - El Nino, above-average Atlantic Ocean temperatures set the stage NOAA forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predict near-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to November 30, predicts a 40%… SEE MORE
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Uncertainty Swirls Around 2023 Hurricane Season as El Nino looms

4/19/2023 - By Colorado State University’s first look at the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season calls for a slight slowdown, but uncertainty abound as a potential El Niño looms. A potential El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean could put the brakes on this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. Leading hurricane experts at Colorado State… SEE MORE