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How to prepare for a hurricane

The onset of hurricane season is a good time to take some necessary steps to prepare yourself and your family.

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Storm surge and safety actions

Storm surge is a rapid rise in the level of water that moves onto land as the eye of the storm makes landfall.

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Saffir-Simpson scale ranks storms' strength

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Why storms are named

Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older, more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods. These advantages are especially important in exchanging detailed storm information between hundreds of widely scattered stations, coastal bases, and ships at sea. The use of easily remembered names also greatly reduces confusion when two or more tropical storms occur at the same time.

July 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Hurricane season is here - are you ready?

Barely a month into the 2010 hurricane season, weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic are already ripe for producing potential storms.

July 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Hurricane 101


What is a hurricane?

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and, in the Northern Hemisphere, has a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface.

July 09, 2010 | Staff report | Hurricane 101


Kroger hoping to spread weather radios around

ATLANTA - The Georgia Emergency Management Agency's Ready Georgia campaign is teaming with Kroger for the second year to arm Georgians with NOAA Weather Radios as hurricane season kicks off on the Atlantic coast.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Imagine hurricane making landfall on Georgia

Imagine a hurricane making landfall near Georgia's coastline – pushing a surge of water through Georgia's coastal communities and further inland, causing flooding as the storm moves across the state. It has spawned tornadoes, and high winds have blown down trees and power lines causing power outages.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Hurricane 101


Hurricane protocols change for season

With a new hurricane season hear, changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.

June 25, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Hurricane 101


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