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Sun-Sentinel1997 was an unusually quiet year in the tropics, one that crossed up forecasters and was a welcome relief from the ferocious 1995 and 1996 seasons. The year's meager totals -- seven named storms, three hurricanes, one major hurricane with winds of more...
South Florida Sun-SentinelWhile bracing for especially dangerous hurricane seasons this year and over the next two decades, weather and emergency-response experts on Wednesday called for concerted efforts to improve forecasts, spread warnings, build safe buildings and curb high-...
Tags: Disasters, Weather Reports, Death, Gulf of Mexico, Brownsville
South Florida Sun-SentinelThe official government forecast for the upcoming hurricane season: downright gloomy -- and somewhat frightful. Residents living on the East and Gulf coasts can expect a busier than normal season with 11 or more tropical storms. Seven or more of those...
Tags: Gaming, Disasters, Pacific Ocean, Weather Reports, Government
South Florida Sun-SentinelOne of the busiest hurricane seasons on record draws to a close today, but for most coastal residents it was a breeze. Although there were 14 named storms, five more than usual, no hurricanes made landfall in the United States this year, which hasn't...
Tags: Disasters, Death, Global Change, Tropical Storms, Oceans
Orlando SentinelDo you even remember Alberto and Beryl? Surely you recall Gordon, tailed by Helene. Both approached Florida as hurricanes and then weakened to tropical storms before coming ashore and causing about $30 million in damage. The 2000 hurricane season ends...
South Florida Sun-SentinelIn a new study that surprised weather specialists, it was discovered that between 1970 and 1999, inland flooding has claimed far more lives than storm surge, strong winds or tornadoes in the continental United States. Still, in many coastal communities,...
South Florida Sun-SentinelSouth Florida residents should know what it's like to brace for the worst, as year after year hurricanes take aim at -- and occasionally hit -- our coast. Yet more than a third of the region's 5.5 million people have no emergency plan for this...
South Florida Sun-SentinelNASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip may rip around the racetrack, but he slams on the brakes when it comes to storm-flooded streets. "Water can be deceptive, especially at night, and all it takes is a few inches to cause a crash or carry your car or truck...
Orlando SentinelWhen monster Hurricane Floyd threatened the East Coast in 1999, it triggered the largest evacuation in U.S. history. Some of that mass exodus wasn't necessary. An estimated 3 million people left their homes in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. More...
South Florida Sun-SentinelAfter Hurricane Irene sneaked up and swamped South Florida last year, the National Weather Service learned people don't like surprises. So on Thursday, officials unveiled a series of new forecasting devices to provide stronger flood, storm surge and...
Tags: Disasters, Weather Reports, Death, Government, Tropical Weather
Los Angeles TimesFar out over the ocean, Hurricane Alberto -- the first storm of the Atlantic season -- is expected to pose a danger only to ships at sea. But for Max Mayfield, who'd have plenty of explaining to do if the storm defied expectations and barreled into the...
Tags: Gaming, Disasters, Weather Reports, Death, Tropical Weather
NBC 6 MeteorologistMax Mayfield, the director of the National Hurricane Center says, "The battle to win hurricane season is won before the season begins, not during." That is why it is important to prepare now for the season, because if it's anything like last year it'll...
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