Before the Storm
Preparing in advance for hurricane season can determine not only how safely and comfortably you ride out the storm, but also how easily it is to handle the days and weeks after the storm has passed. Take a look at the information collected below to learn how you can prepare in the days and weeks before a hurricane.
Plan your stay or evacuation:
Stay Home: However, before you choose this option, make sure you know your elevation. If we experience a storm that may put a significant storm surge in your home, you need to look at the other options. Also, people in manufactured and mobile homes cannot use this option. Mobile homes and manufactured homes are not built to withstand the high winds associated with tropical storms and hurricanes.
Stay With a Friend or Relative Who has a Safe Place: If this is your plan, make arrangements in advance. You need to make sure that where you are going is safe. It defeats the purpose of evacuating if you go to an unsafe place.
Relocate Out of the Area: You may wish to travel out of harm’s way. Be sure to bring a road map and make sure that your car is full of fuel. Stay away from major bodies of water. Make arrangements in advance if you can. If you decide to use this option, go early, traffic will be heavy if you leave at the last minute, and you may not make it to your destination.
Emergency Public Shelters: For more information on Emergency Shelters and a list of available Public Shelters please visit a Miami-Dade Public Library or Publix Su
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
ABNT20 KNHC 270448
Special Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1250 AM EDT Wed May 27 2020
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued to discuss the area of low
pressure near the southeast U.S. coast.
An elongated area of low pressure located just offshore of the
northeast Florida and Georgia coasts and an associated upper-level
disturbance are producing a large area of disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Although the disturbance has changed little in
organization during the past several hours, some development is
possible before it moves inland over the southeast U.S. by
Wednesday afternoon. After the system is inland, tropical cyclone
formation is not expected.
Regardless of development, heavy rainfall could cause flash
flooding over portions of the Carolinas on Wednesday. Gusty winds
could also produce rough marine conditions and life-threatening
surf and rip currents along the coasts of Georgia and the
Carolinas through Wednesday.
For additional information, see products from your local National
Weather Service office. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook
on this system will be issued by 9 AM EDT Wednesday, or earlier if
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.
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