hurricane prep


 Just ahead of the start to the 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic and Caribbean, near-normal conditions are predicted.

“Near-normal” is translated by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes developing from them. Of the hurricanes, one to four are predicted to be major, with sustained winds at 111 miles an hour or higher.

Weather: "People Don't Fear The Water Enough"

May 18, 2016

"People Don't Fear the Water Enough"

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is right around the corner and so it’s time to prepare. From the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, meteorologist Jeff Huffman reports, the first consideration should involve your home’s proximity to the water.

It’s not enough to just say you’ll be ready. National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb says you need a plan. And it’s easy.

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Garrett Walton, the CEO of REBUILD Northwest Florida remembers those days in 2004 when home after home suffered severe damage during Hurricane Ivan. 

The need for blood never stops, even when a hurricane or tropical storm barrels through town.  That’s why OneBlood, the local blood center, is urging all donors to include blood donation as part of their hurricane preparations.