Tuesday, May 29, 2012
An expert shares advice on what to do in the days and hours leading up to a storm.
Forecasting the path of a hurricane is no simple matter. Many factors can affect the probable course, even at the last minute. That’s why meteorologists use a forecast cone to outline areas that are in a probable strike zone. Although forecasts are often uncertain, it's important to pay attention to the cone, Pinellas County spokesman Thomas Iovino says. Here’s what Iovino recommends if your home falls inside the forecast cone as a storm approaches. When a Storm Is Forming Even when a storm is a week or more away and there’s no clearly defined path, Iovino said it’s a good time to: “Use that time wisely,” he said. Five Days Away If the Tampa Bay area is in the 5-day cone, it’s time to: Three Days Away 48 Hours Away 36 Hours Away For more…
Here's what emergency planners say you need to know as hurricane season gets under way.
Hurricane season 2012 is just around the corner, and emergency planners are working hard to get the word out that preparation is key to survival. We asked emergency planners for their Top 5 tips to help residents stay safe this season. Here’s what Thomas Iovino of Pinellas County Emergency Management said applies to Tampa Bay area residents: For more tips on storm preparedness, just click on the "2012 Hurricane Guide" link below, or visit Hillsborough County Emergency Management online.
Here's what you should include in a hurricane kit in event of an emergency.
Having a disaster kit together is one of the top recommendations of emergency planners as hurricane season nears. But just what should you put into a kit? Here’s what the National Hurricane Center recommends: Source: National Hurricane Center For more on storm preparedness, just click on the "2012 Hurricane Guide" link below, or visit Hillsborough County Emergency Management online.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Here's some things you might want to know as you go about your day.
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- D'Ann White
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
1. Stay tuned to Bloomingdale Patch for updates on Tropical Storm Emily. Emily, the fifth tropical storm of this year’s hurricane season, may reach the Florida coast this weekend. Although the storm looks unlikely to become the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, it has prompted forecasters to warn coastal residents about this year’s season all the same. 2. Stock up on supplies for your hurricane kit. Check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website for a list of supplies. 3. Check to see what evacuation zone you're in, if any. Decide where you will go in case an evacuation is ordered. The Hillsborough County Hurricane Guide lists the evacuation zones. 4. Heed the advice of Scott Dunlap, chief of administration for …