Hurricane Season

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The official start to the Hurricane Season may be months away, but Panhandle health officials want area residents to start preparing early.

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Florida wildlife officials are continuing to monitor the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin and its impact on sea turtle nests across the state. The storm destroyed several hundred nests, but officials say Floridians can help.

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The potential impact of Tropical Storm Erika has state emergency officials taking precautions.

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With Hurricane Season underway, Florida Emergency Management officials want residents to be aware of a program aimed at helping people with special needs during an emergency situation.

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With Hurricane season underway, Florida officials are warning residents about scams that tend to blow through the state along with the storms.

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Florida’s Capital region is ready for whatever winds may blow. Predictions of a lighter hurricane season don’t mean residents should ignore taking precautions.

A time of year that Floridians know all too well, Hurricane season 2015 begins on June 1st. County and city officials met Friday to stress that the Tallahassee area is ready for anything that may make landfall.

The Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, cited the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma and the flooding in Texas, in urging Tallahasseeans not to be complacent.

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Federal forecasters say the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-normal, but they say that’s no reason to believe coastal areas will have it easy. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that forecast Wednesday.

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Hurricane season is fast approaching, and Florida residents should heed all evacuation warnings. But a new survey reveals that an alarming number of Floridians would rather stay at home.

The hurricane season officially starts on June 1, which could soon mean flood watches and evacuation warnings for wary Florida residents. Some Floridians, however, would rather brave the storms themselves.

A new study shows Florida’s recent non-active hurricane seasons may be causing employees across the state to worry about the impact a big hurricane could have on their lives.

Despite the hurricane seasons the state’s seen over the years, the study shows nearly half of 600 Florida employees surveyed say they’re concerned a severe hurricane could be lurking around the corner.

With Hurricane Season upon us, Florida Department of Health officials are reminding residents about some healthy tips to remember.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi is launching a new anti-human trafficking training today in Tallahassee.  Bondi has continually pushed for measures to combat human trafficking in the state.  Ryan Benk reports from the event.

Federal forecasters are predicting a busy Atlantic hurricane season this year. And, with the season starting Saturday, state officials are preparing for what lie ahead for Florida this year, and hope residents are too.

NOAA Predicts Another Active Hurricane Season

May 24, 2013
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This year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season starting in June, is predicted to be a very active one. That’s according to a forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Atlantic hurricane seasons have been rated active every year since 1995 and this year hurricane experts are expecting anywhere from 13 to 20 named storms, with up to six of them developing into major hurricanes. But, Dr. Jerry Bell, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said an active season doesn’t necessarily mean the storms will make land fall.

After six seasons without a hurricane making landfall in the state, Florida Department of Emergency Management officials says some of the state’s citizens aren’t taking the threat of a hurricane seriously, but as the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew approaches, they’re working to remind citizens of the importance of being prepared when one does hit.

 

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Department of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon