Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tampa Bay Hurricane Guide

Printable tracking map

Evacuation maps, shelter locations:
Hillsborough | Pinellas | Pasco | Hernando | Citrus | Manatee | Sarasota |

Tropical Storm Chris threatens dangerous surf off Carolinas as Beryl dissipates

Tropical Storm Chris threatens dangerous surf off Carolinas as Beryl dissipates

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Chris was squatting on Monday about 200 miles (320 kilometers) off the coast of the Carolinas, where forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that could caus...
Updated one month ago
Downgraded Beryl heads for late weekend entry into Caribbean

Downgraded Beryl heads for late weekend entry into Caribbean

Beryl has been downgraded to a tropical storm at 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. The system was on a path that to go over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend and into the eastern Caribbean.A hurricane watch was issued f...
Updated one month ago
Category 1 Beryl gaining strength, but not seen as U.S. threat

Category 1 Beryl gaining strength, but not seen as U.S. threat

The first hurricane of the 2018 season is gaining strength in the Atlantic, but is forecast to fall apart before it becomes a threat to Florida.Beryl, which formed as a tropical depression on Thursday, quickly intensified into a compact but powerful ...
Updated one month ago
New Tampa area setting up local network to help those in need after next hurricane

New Tampa area setting up local network to help those in need after next hurricane

NEW TAMPA — Like most of the city, New Tampa and northern Tampa were spared widespread destruction when Hurricane Irma rolled through Florida last September.Still, people living on the edge of poverty here faced a hard time after the rain and wind pa...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

LARGO — Improving the evacuation process was the biggest lesson learned in Hurricane Irma, Pinellas emergency officials said Thursday.Interim Emergency Management Director David Halstead said although the department got out evacuation information las...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more dangerous

Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more dangerous

The globe’s hurricanes have seen a striking slowdown in their speed of movement across landscapes and seascapes over the past 65 years, a finding that suggests rising rainfall and storm-surge risks, according to research reported Wednesday.The study ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hurricane season begins: Colorado State’s latest forecast rises as El Niño wanes

Hurricane season begins: Colorado State’s latest forecast rises as El Niño wanes

After first forecasting a below-average hurricane season, researchers at Colorado State University have upped their seasonal outlook and now predict a more active season.The culprit responsible for the increase in forecasted hurricane activity: the h...
Updated: 3 months ago
Hurricane 2018: Termites can make hurricane season a lot worse

Hurricane 2018: Termites can make hurricane season a lot worse

Friday is the official start of hurricane season, and Florida residents might want to add one more thing to their preparation list: a termite inspection. Termite damage in houses and trees can leave homes vulnerable to suffering even more damage dur...
Updated: 3 months ago
Good news in latest hurricane forecast: 2018 could be average

Good news in latest hurricane forecast: 2018 could be average

The first day of hurricane season comes with some positive news from the hurricane scientists at Colorado State University:Researchers there slightly downgraded their first forecast of the 2018 storm season, saying there could be fewer storms operati...
Updated: 3 months ago
Meet your unwelcome Memorial Day guest: Subtropical Storm Alberto

Meet your unwelcome Memorial Day guest: Subtropical Storm Alberto

It has a name.Subtropical Storm Alberto is crawling into the Gulf of Mexico, an unwelcome guest arriving a week before the official start of hurricane season.The system, which became the first named storm of the year Friday, could bring five inches o...
Updated: 3 months ago