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Hurricane

5-Day Outlook

Subtropical Storm Wanda has formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
The National Hurricane Center has now used up its initial list of 21 named storms for the second consecutive year.
Nov. 1• Hurricane
The season ends Nov. 30 with no storms on the horizon yet. But this still is the time of year Tampa Bay has the highest chance of a direct hit or close call.
Oct. 27• Hurricane
Eight died and millions of dollars in damage was reported. One difference between then and now: Local boosters engaged in a campaign of denial.
Oct. 17• Hurricane
A once-brushed-over provision of the project is now putting the Sand Key Beach Renourishment Project in doubt.
Sep. 7• Environment

HURRICANE PREPARATION GUIDE

LATEST

  1. WFLA announced its new Max Defender 8 Chief Meteorologist, Jeff Berardelli.
  2. A car drives through a puddle on July 7 on Buena Vista Drive in Dunedin. Tropical Storm Elsa was the only named tropical system to bring significant impacts to Tampa Bay during the 2021 hurricane season.
  3. Subtropical Storm Wanda has formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
  4. Stay vigilant despite calm weather along the ruins of a structure near Gandy Bridge and all across the tropics, scientists warn.
  5. Jacksonville's Deontre Javan Taylor, 27, was sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to repay the $8,038.19 he received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  6. Local boosters downplayed the hurricane of 1921 as people who lived along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard experienced the worst of it. The storm wiped out the Bayshore seawall and destroyed the homes of some of the city's wealthiest residents.
  7. A worker walks through a heavily damaged cemetery in Ironton, La. A Louisiana task force is working to gather vaults and caskets disrupted from their burial sites by Hurricane Ida and rebury them.
  8. Hurricane Sam was spinning toward Bermuda on Thursday and Tropical Storm Victor also formed in the Atlantic.
  9. This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Sam, just right of center, in the Atlantic Ocean, Monday at 3:20 p.m. EST. Beachgoers along the east coast of the United States should beware of life-threatening surf and rip currents this weekend as Hurricane Sam turns northward, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.
  10. Sam was a Category 4 hurricane on Monday morning.
  11. Hurricane Sam strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, according to the National Hurricane Center. The impact the storm will have on land, if any, was still uncertain, forecasters said.
  12. Hurricane Sam strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The impact the storm will have on land, if any, was still uncertain, forecasters said.
  13. Tropical Storm Sam formed on Thursday and is expected to become a major hurricane.
  14. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose. A third system began forming, System 1, Sunday afternoon.
  15. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite captured this image of Hurricane Irma near the Bahamas in September 2017.
  16. Rain is expected Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the Tampa Bay area.
  17. To escape oncoming Hurricane Ida on Aug. 28, evacuees head east from Slidell, La., the community where an alligator is suspected of killing a 71-year-old man after the storm blew through.
  18. People shield their face from wind and sand ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, on the North Packery Channel Jetty in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lifeguards paroled the beach to warn people of the upcoming conditions. (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
  19. People shield their faces from wind and sand ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday on the North Packery Channel Jetty in Corpus Christi, Texas. Lifeguards paroled the beach to warn people of the upcoming conditions.
  20. Tropical Storm Mindy is nearing landfall in the Florida Panhandle.
  21. President Joe Biden hugs a person as he tours a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Ida, Tuesday in Manville, N.J. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., second from left, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, second from right, look on.

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