Sandy. Andrew. Katrina. What's in a name? Quite a bit actually. Learn about the long, storied history of how hurricanes and tropical storms get their names. Do you know when the Long Island Express hit New England? Or who military forecasters unofficially named storms in honor of? You will after you read our post on hurricane names.
When the storm is over, you may feel a sense of relief. But even though the hurricane is gone, there are still threats and dangers to your family's safety you need to be aware of. Don't make the mistake of thinking you're in the clear just because it's over. Find out what to do -- and what not to do after the storm.
Knowing what to do just before and during a hurricane is critical to the safety of your home, family and loved ones. Learn about the threats you and your family will face during a hurricane and what you need to do to make sure everyone survives safely. Don't wait until the storm is coming before you know what to do.
Capable of spanning 600 miles and delivering over 2 trillion gallons of water in a single day, hurricanes represent the awesome power of mother nature and cause widespread devastation with powerful winds and water. Learn what you can do today to prepare your home so you and your family can be ready when the wind starts to blow.
Know the difference between a hurricane and a cyclone or typhoon? Do you know where the most powerful hurricane with winds in excess of 250 mph reached land? Or what states are most frequently hit by hurricanes? Get to know the the largest and most powerful storm systems generated by mother nature.
With the NOAA announcing Tropical Storm Danny's upgrade to a hurricane, it's an important reminder to all of us to make sure our home and family is ready with a complete emergency preparedness plan. Here are 7 severe weather safety tips to help you get started.