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Hurricane Preparedness
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TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE PREPARATION

TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE PREPARATION
Hurricane season begins June 1st of each year and ends November 30th. Florida can be threatened any time during this season.  This information will help you prepare for a hurricane. Please take the time to read this information carefully.

The following are some useful definitions:

• TROPICAL DEPRESSION has winds of less than 39 miles per hour or 34 knots.
• TROPICAL STORM has winds from 39 to 73 miles per hour or 34 to 63 knots.
• TROPICAL STORM “WARNING” once issued, can develop into a hurricane. 
• HURRICANE “WATCH” - a hurricane may threaten the area within 24-36 hours.
• HURRICANE “WARNING” - a hurricane is expected to strike the area within 24 hours or less.
• HURRICANE has winds of greater than 74 miles per hour or 64 knots.
            Category 1 74-95 MPH Minimal
            Category 2 95-110 MPH Moderate
            Category 3 111-130 Major
            Category 4 131-155 Extensive
            Category 5 156 MPH + Catastrophic

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BE READY IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER?

 

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 county Public Library or Publix Super Market near you.

Have a 72-Hour Survival Kit
You should plan to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours (3 days) during and after a disaster. You should anticipate no water, electrical power, or utilities for that period of time. To ensure the comfort of your family, whether at home or evacuated to another location please download and print the Hurricane Survival Kit (PDF).

Tropical Weather Outlook

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Sat, 10 Dec 2022 01:40:49 GMT

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:40:49 GMT


000
ABNT20 KNHC 081340
TWOAT

Special Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
840 AM EST Thu Dec 8 2022

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued to discuss the potential for
subtropical development over the central Atlantic.

Central Subtropical Atlantic:
A non-tropical low pressure area located about 925 miles
east-southeast of Bermuda continues to produce an extensive area
of showers and thunderstorms. However, the system remains
embedded within a frontal zone, which is expected to become even
more pronounced later today as the low begins to move
east-northeastward at 20 to 25 mph toward colder waters and
interacts with a mid-latitude trough. Therefore, it is unlikely
that the low will transition to a subtropical or tropical cyclone.
Nevertheless, significant non-tropical development of this low is
expected during the next couple of days, and additional information,
including hurricane-force wind warnings, can be found in High Seas
Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

This will be the last Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued on
this system. Regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlooks will
resume on May 15, 2023, while Special Tropical Weather Outlooks
will be issued as necessary during the off-season.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

&&
High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service can be
found under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and
online at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php

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Forecaster Brown

NHC Status Updates

Important Links

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  Emergency Management

Important Links and Contacts
  Disasterhelp.org
  F.E.M.A
  O.S.H.A

The City of Doral encourages residents to sign up to receive Emergency Messages as well as to the Weather Warning System, an automated severe weather alerting service. The CodeRED system provides Doral officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city in case of an emergency. “All Doral individuals and business owners should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent,” said Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number Residents and business owners click here to register for CodeRed. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. About Emergency Communications Network Emergency Communications Network Inc. (ECN) provides affordable high-speed notification solutions capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; CheckUp Call™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids; and CodeED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities. For more information about Emergency Communications Network, visit emergencycommunications.net