Get an explanation of tropical weather terminology, including watches and warnings.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the greatest potential for loss of life during a hurricane is from a storm surge. A storm surge consists of water pushed towards a shoreline by the force of winds circulating around the storm.
Experts say the best way to protect your home from costly hurricane damage is to protect the areas in which wind can enter. A great time to hurricane your proof your home is when you are making other improvements or adding an addition.
The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to rank hurricanes on a scale from 1-5. Click here to learn more about the scale.
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TROPICAL STORM WATCHAn announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.TROPICAL STORM WARNINGAn announcement
The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine