hurricane preparedness News

Mississippi Restaurant Building Can be Packed, Moved During Hurricane Threat

It’s a different concept, a way to build at ground level in a flood zone. And it’s working for a business in Jackson County, Miss. DaBayou Bar & Grill may look thrown together, but there is a lot of planning …

National Hurricane Center, Florida University to Launch Hurricane Site in Spanish

The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season …

Building Stronger, Other Lessons from Hurricane Ivan at 10th Anniversary

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, one of the costliest tropical storms to ever hit the U.S. Ivan came ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Sept. 16, 2004, as a Category 3 storm. The storm also battered …

Rhode Island Officials Remind Residents to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

Rhode Island officials are urging residents to prepare for hurricane season. Gov. Lincoln Chafee says three to six hurricanes are expected to affect the Atlantic Coast this year and that people should take steps to be ready for severe weather. …

Virginia Bureau of Insurance Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Sunday, June 1, marked the official start of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, and Virginia’s Bureau of Insurance is encouraging consumers to ensure that they have the insurance coverage they need and to develop a plan to protect themselves physically …

New York City Officials Launch Hurricane Awareness Campaign

New York City officials are launching a hurricane awareness campaign to help residents prepare for the upcoming storm season. “Know Your Zone” is being billed as a “one-stop-shop” for hurricane preparedness. New Yorkers can log onto the city’s website (http://nyc.gov/knowyourzone) …

FM Global Advises Property Owners to Be Proactive, Address Vulnerabilities

Business property insurer FM Global is urging property owners to take active measures now to help prevent potential storm losses as the peak of hurricane season approaches. “A big lesson from Hurricane Sandy is that remaining resilient during natural disasters …

North Carolina Begins Surveying Outer Banks Residents on Evacuation

State and federal emergency officials will survey hundreds of Outer Banks residents to find out if they would ever evacuate for a hurricane so they can estimate how crowded roads will be when people are told to leave ahead of …

New York Officials Urge Preparation for Hurricane Season

State officials are urging New York residents to prepare for hurricane season. The season starts June 1 and lasts through November. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last week there is a 70 percent chance that this year will …

Does Public Understand What Storm Forecasters Are Talking About?

During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So this season, forecasters hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded …