Tropical Storm Ian gains strength as it heads towards Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Ian has officially formed and could impact Florida by next week. Tropical Storm Ian has officially formed and could impact Florida by next week. Read: Timeline for Tropical Depression 9: Here’s what to expectTS Ian continues to slowly gather strength as it moves through the Caribbean. Watch: Hurricane Fiona to bring rough surf, strong rip currents to Volusia County beachesThe next full advisory with any track change will be at 11a.m. The next full advisory with any track change will be at 11am.wftv.com
DeSantis declares state of emergency for 24 Florida counties as Tropical Depression 9 develops
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Friday across 24 counties that could potentially fall in the path of Tropical Depression 9, which is projected to become a Category 3 hurricane next week.
UCF Creates App to help Residents prepare for the cost of Hurricanes — KnightNews.com
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed an app that will help Florida Residents determine how vulnerable and disaster ready their property is during Hurricane season. The New app called HazardAware, is an app that gives users scores and levels of risks your house might be under during a Hurricane, along with options for making it safe. According to UCF Today:The easy-to-use tool allows users to plug in an address and instantly receive the property’s HazardReady score. The score shows just how resilient, or disaster-ready, a home is, and projects how much hazards, such as winds and flooding, could cost a homeowner each year. “When people buy houses, they generally think about location, pricing, crime, walkability and things like that, but rarely do people think about how much hazards will cost,” Emrich said.knightnews.com
Hurricane preparedness: How to safely use generators
VIDEO: Hurricane preparedness: How to safely use generators Hurricane preparedness: How to safely use generatorsORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The official start of hurricane season is a little more than just a week away, and you may be among those people who are putting together how to best weather the next storm. This year, Orange County Fire Rescue is pushing a new message on how to use these generators safely: outside, away from your home and dry. If you plan on using a generator after the next big storm, take advantage of quiet weather days to test it out. Disturbance, depressions, tropical, subtropical storms, hurricanesOnly refuel when the generator is off and cool, or the generator could catch fire. WATCH: Severe storms trigger tornado warning, bring strong winds and hail to parts of Central FloridaYou don’t have to run generators 24 hours straight.wftv.com
Hurricane Preparedness Week: How to prepare before the season starts
(NCD)ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane season is a month away. Patronis offers the following four tips that you can put into action now before hurricane season starts:1. Secure flood insurance coverage. There are over 30 insurance carriers writing flood insurance in Florida’s private insurance market. In addition, most flood insurance policies take 30 days to go into effect, so it is vital to act now.wftv.com
Kanye West Brings Out a Homophobe and an Accused Rapist at DONDA Chicago Show
Apple MusicOn Thursday night, MAGA maestro Kanye West threw caution and morality to the wind during his DONDA “listening party” at Chicago’s Soldier Field. In addition to erecting a replica of his childhood home—it is a hometown show, after all, and the album is named after his late mother Donda West—West, masked and dressed in all black, decided to bring out Marilyn Manson and DaBaby during the performance art piece. The three posed together on the stoop of the home, underneath a giant cross, anews.yahoo.com
Henri strengthens into a hurricane as it aims for the East Coast, heavy rain and flooding forecast
Henri, which is expected to slam New England starting late Saturday, strengthened from a tropical storm into a Category 1 hurricane. It could be the first hurricane to hit the region in 30 years.news.yahoo.com
Hurricane season officially begins: Here’s what we know so far
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane season officially begins Tuesday. READ: See what NOAA is predicting for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane seasonHurricane Season starts June 1st and goes through November 30th. The peak of hurricane season is Sept. 10. Disturbance, depressions, tropical, subtropical storms, hurricanes“I promise we’ll stay calm and measured during the season. “Gather supplies while they’re still on the shelves, develop an evacuation plan, and prepare your home.”The 2021 hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.wftv.com
Hurricane Preparedness Week: How you can prepare now for hurricane season
Hurricane season starts again in just three weeks. As Hurricane Preparedness Week gets underway, Channel 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger spoke with National Hurricane Director Ken Graham about what we all need to be doing now to get prepared. If you live near the coast, find out from your county’s emergency management office if you live in an evacuation zone. Then, if they issue an evacuation, you’ll know if you need to leave before the waters rise. If you are in an evacuation zone, know where you’ll go if you need to leave your home.wftv.com
WATCH LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis holds news conference with emergency management director
BOCA RATON, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a news conference Friday afternoon outside of a Home Depot store in Boca Raton. DeSantis will be joined by Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz at 12:15 p.m., according to a release sent by the governors office. It was not immediately clear what the governor would be discussing. News 6 will carry this news conference live at 12:15 p.m.
Tropical Storm Bertha: How rare is it to have two named storms before hurricane season?
ORLANDO, Fla.- For only the 6th time since 1842, a second named storm has developed prior to the official start of hurricane season. For only the 6th time in recorded history we have had two named storms prior to June 1. Its no secret multiple forecast outlets, including NOAA, are predicting a much above-average hurricane season, and it appears those predictions could be coming true even before the official season gets underway. In the satellite era, however, this is only the third time two named storms have developed before June 1. Tune into News 6 on June 1, the official start of hurricane season, for a full day of storm-prep coverage.
I wouldnt worry as much about COVID-19 as making sure you have a hurricane plan, former FEMA director says
[RELATED - DOWNLOAD: News 6 Hurricane Preparedness Checklist]The key point this year is you get ready for hurricane season, he said. And the additional part -- COVID-19 -- add mask, gloves and sanitizers to your kit.Lawmakers have been anticipating a change to emergency management plans as hurricane season approaches. If were not careful, I think were making too much about COVID and hurricane season, he said. This goes back to this idea buy local, hire local. In the 2020 hurricane season, that may actually be a better response because we can put people to work. Again, I go into the hurricane season, everybodys been telling me Oh, its gonna be horrible.'
Heres how the coronavirus pandemic will impact hurricane season in Florida
Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said his agency has arranged to add face masks to the states stockpile of storm supplies. Well, we can't really do that now with COVID-19, Alberts said. FEMA has since released its COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season, which outlines how the agency plans to adapt its response and recovery efforts in light of COVID-19. Plan aheadAlberts said planning for a hurricane requires a lot of preparation and supplies, and planning for storm season with a pandemic still underway requires even more. The most important thing Floridians can do to make sure theyre ready for hurricane season, according to Alberts, is plan ahead.
Heres how to make sure your child is prepared for hurricane season
Unfortunately, though, not even COVID-19 can cancel hurricane season in Florida, which means ready or not, here it comes. But now its time to kind of rebuild those resources and have them ready for when hurricane season is here, Prete said. One of the best things you can do for your child while planning for hurricane season, Prete said, is include them. She recommends using the pandemic and hurricane season conversations as educational experiences to let your child know ahead of time that if something does happen, youre going to be OK because your family has a plan that youve developed together. And helping them be a part of it with their team and their family would help them ease their anxiety.Additional resources to prepare children for hurricane season, including kids emergency plans and games, can be found here.
Save money on these items starting Friday during Floridas hurricane sales tax holiday
Starting Friday, Floridians can save on hurricane supplies under a sales tax holiday signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies will run to June 4 on items such as batteries, generators, weather radios and fuel cans. Qualifying items include:Reusable ice packs for $10 or lessAny portable self-powered light source (candles, flashlights, lanterns) for $20 or lessAny gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers for $25 or lessBatteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries) for $30 or lessCoolers and ice chests for $30 or lessBungee cords for $50 or lessGround anchor systems for $50 or lessRadios (two-way, weather band) for $50 or lessRatchet straps for $50 or lessTarps for $50 or lessTie-down kits for $50 or lessVisqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths and other flexible waterproof sheeting for $50 or less
Why does it seem forecasters always predict an above-average hurricane season?
ORLANDO, Fla.- Heres the thing about hurricane season. Take the 1992 hurricane season for example. Thursday, NOAA released its outlook for the upcoming hurricane season and again is predicting a more active than normal season. Since then, the Atlantic has been in an era of active hurricane seasons, some extremely active. The 1950s were known for their active hurricane seasons and part of another active era.
Heres why NOAA is predicting an above-average hurricane season
ORLANDO, Fla,- Thursday morning, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its outlook for the upcoming hurricane season. Lack of El-NinoEl-Nino Southern Oscillation or ENSO strongly impacts tropical development in the Atlantic Basin. Of course, the 2020 season has already seen its first named storm. Here are the names for the 2020 hurricane season:For the 6th straight year we had a storm develop before the official start to hurricane season June 1. Tune into News 6 on June 1, the official start of hurricane season, for a full day of storm-prep coverage.
Rain rolling into parts of Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. Central Florida is kicking off the workweek with a chance for severe weather. Central Florida can expect to see storms build in with a front and an area of low pressure stretching through the Gulf of Mexico. Bridges said rain chances will stick around for the next couple of days. Rain chances will be at 30% for the weekend. You can find everything you need to prepare your home and family for storm season at ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane.
Early season tropical storms do not foretell active season
ORLANDO, Fla.- While an active 2020 hurricane season has been predicted by several forecast outlets, early season tropical development is not an indication of an active season to come. For the 6th consecutive year, a named storm has developed prior to the official start of hurricane season June 1. Arthur formed in a spot we would expect for a pre-season or early season system. Each tropical storm marker in the graphic below indicates the approximate location where a tropical storm developed. If you look at the seasons in terms of the accumulated energy produced per season, the relationship between early season storms and active seasons appears less significant.
Wave in tropics could soon get a name. Heres how itll impact Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. An area of low pressure in the tropics could soon become the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season -- weeks before the season even begins. According to Bridges, the disturbance will actually bring drier conditions to Central Floridas forecast later this weekend. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Though its a couple of weeks away, experts suggest Floridians prepare for strong weather before the start of storm season. Visit ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane for everything you need to prep your family, pets and home for hurricane season.
Ask News 6: Submit your hurricane-related questions here
This year, we want to make sure were touching on any and every hurricane-related concern you may have. [RELATED: Florida adds COVID-19 into its hurricane preparations]Use the form below to submit any questions you have about preparing for hurricane season, what to do during a storm and how to recover after one hits. After you submit your question, visit ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane from now through the end of the season to see if your question is answered. Researchers from Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season, with 16 named storms. The Atlantic hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.
Heres how to report, get updates on power outages in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. When a hurricane or other strong storm blows through Central Florida, it's not uncommon to see power outages. When your power is out, it can seem like time is crawling as you continue checking whether power has been restored. Stay informed regarding outages and billing with OUC Alerts. Orlando and Orange County residents can report outages by calling 407-423-9018. View outage maps for and find out how to report an outage to the following companies:Dont see your company?
In an especially active hurricane season, could we run out of names?
After all the years of recorded named storms, one has to wonder: What happens when we run out of names? The World Meteorological Organization came up with a six-year rotating list of names for hurricanes, Gross said. Now we arrive at our initial question: What happens when we run out of names? So, lets say we have a storm named Walter. The first and last instance in which the Greek alphabet was needed was in 2005, during the busiest hurricane season on record, when there were 28 named storms.
Seminole County: Everything residents need to know before a storm
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. Residents of Seminole County have several resources available to them while preparing for a storm, riding it out and dealing with the aftermath once it passes. If you live in Seminole County, emergency officials also recommend you stay up to date with the county's Alert Seminole reverse 911 voice system, which notifies residents of any hazards in their neighborhood through landline phones, cellphones and voice-over-internet phones. To receive Seminole County information, enter 012117 when programming your radio. Shelter informationDepending on the severity of the weather and when it's expected to impact your area, some Seminole County shelters will open to welcome residents who need to take shelter. Residents with special needs who may need further sheltering assistance should register with the Seminole County Emergency Management by calling 407-665-5102 or by filling out a special needs registration form.
Weakening Hurricane Arthur makes way up East Coast
Weakening Hurricane Arthur makes way up East Coast The first hurricane ever recorded striking the U.S. on the Fourth of July is bearing down on the coast of Massachusetts. In Boston, WBZ-TV’s chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as the hurricane moves up the East Coast.cbsnews.com
Hurricane Arthur intensifies as it nears North Carolina coast
Hurricane Arthur intensifies as it nears North Carolina coast The season’s first hurricane is likely to bring heavy rain, strong winds and high surf to the East Coast. WBZ-TV's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as Hurricane Arthur makes landfall.cbsnews.com