Florida Hurricane News

Update: Southeast Coast Braces for Storm Surge, Winds as Hurricane Dorian Crawls North

Sep 3, 2019, 11:38 AM EST — Hurricane Dorian is on the move once again, inching northwest and potentially up the U.S. East Coast after bashing the Bahamas for almost two days with high winds and driving rains that have …

Category 5 Dorian Batters Bahamas; Florida, Southeast Coast Await Fate

Sept. 2, 2019, 7:12 AM EST— Hurricane Dorian, tied as the most powerful storm to hit land anywhere in the Atlantic, battered the Bahamas inflicting colossal damage to property and infrastructure across the chain of islands. The hurricane was packing …

Update Aug. 31: Hurricane Dorian May Veer Away From Direct Hit on Florida

Hurricane Dorian strengthened as it churned toward Florida, where forecasters are trying to determine if it will stall near the coast or even fail to make landfall in the state at all. The hurricane’s center was about 445 miles (716 …

FEMA Extends Filing Deadline for Florida NFIP Claims from Hurricane Hermine

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to file claims from Hurricane Hermine. “After productive discussions between Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier and representatives of the NFIP on ways to assist …

South Carolina, Florida Order Evacuations as Hurricane Matthew Approaches Southeast

The governors of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have ordered a State of Emergency for each of their respective states as Hurricane Matthew makes its way up the Southeast coast after battering Haiti and Cuba. The Florida Division of Emergency …

Florida Watching Hurricane Matthew, Governor Urges Residents to Prepare

As the Caribbean waits for what is expected to be a category 4 Hurricane, Florida is preparing for the possibility of catching the tail end of the strong storm. Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement Sunday after he was …

Insurers Seen ‘Easily’ Handling Hermine Losses

Hurricane Hermine, which is poised to land in Florida Friday, may result in “manageable” losses for the insurance industry, according to Keefe Bruyette & Woods analyst Meyer Shields. The storm is forecast to hit northwest Florida, a region of the …

Gulf Coast Prepares for Tropical Storm Hermine as Possibility of Hurricane Looms

Florida is being warned to prepare for arriving Tropical Storm Hermine, which is expected to dump heavy rain, bring strong winds and the possibility of isolated tornadoes across parts of the state, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. …

Florida Marks 10 Years Without Major Hurricane, Sets Record

The state of Florida is marking a big milestone with the official end of the 2015 hurricane season – 10 years without a major hurricane making landfall in the state. The Miami Herald reports that the hurricane-free streak is a …