Watching Hurricane Isaias

Isaias is approaching Florida, so everyone should be prepared.

Hurricane Books

2020 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Garage Doors

The garage door is potentially the weakest point of your home during a hurricane. The door has a large surface area and the attachments on most garage doors are minimal – namely the track and wheels. Hurricane force winds can blow your garage door in or suck it out. Once hurricane force winds have entered […]

Hurricane Tracking Charts

Some downloadable hurricane tracking charts:

Full Atlantic tracking chart (pdf)

West Atlantic tracking chart (pdf)

Atlantic & Gulf Coast tracking chart

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Eastern Pacific tracking chart (pdf)

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Hurricane Katrina final report

The Final report from the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Katrina has been issued.

The highlights on Hurricane Katrina are as follows:

1. Hurricane Katrina was a category three (3) storm when it made its closest approach to New Orleans, although it had been a category five (5) storm previously.

2. “The strongest winds […]

Evacuation Tips and suggestions

A few quick evacuation tips and suggestions:

Turn your freezer and refrigerator all the way down a day or two prior to leaving.Place a coin on top of a cup of frozen water – if the coin is at the bottom when you return, the freezer thawed out.Check that your garage door is locked […]

Historical Atlantic Hurricanes and Pacific Hurricanes

Historical information about various hurricane seasons since the 1800s for the Atlantic and Pacific.

Atlantic Historical Hurricane Information

Pacific Historical Hurricane Information

Hurricane Categories

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s present intensity. This is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. Wind speed is the determining factor in the scale, as storm surge values are highly dependent on the […]