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2017 hurricane season

Tropical Storm Franklin Forms in Caribbean

Aug 7, 2017

The sixth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season developed Sunday night in the western Caribbean Sea. Newly-formed Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to make landfall Monday night near or just north of Chetumal, Mexico.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Tropical Depression Emily is moving out over the Atlantic early Tuesday, a day after slogging across the Florida peninsula, where it brought drenching rain and power outages.

Closings And Sandbags Due To Tropical Storm Emily

Jul 31, 2017

Tropical Storm Emily is expected to bring heavy rain to the Tampa Bay area.

Tropical Storm Emily: Power Outages, Rain Fishermen Rescued

Jul 31, 2017
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing power outages and leaving two fishermen to be rescued from Tampa Bay.

We're nearly two months into the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. And if you’ve lived in South Florida for any length of time, you’ve probably become accustomed to hearing advice from friends and family on how to prepare.

Tropical Storm Don Forms; No Florida Threat

Jul 19, 2017

Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands Monday afternoon, but it is no threat to Florida.

There's only a small window of opportunity for Don to strengthen, and that is mostly during the day Tuesday. Once the storm moves into the eastern Caribbean, strong upper-level winds and dry air are likely to cause Don to dissipate.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A tropical storm warning has been issued for a section of Louisiana's coast as a weather system approaches from the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters Tracking Low Pressure System In Gulf

Jun 19, 2017
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A low-pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could be the first storm to threaten Florida during the 2017 hurricane season.

Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF Public Media

The six-month long 2017 Hurricane Season was “kicked off” across the state by public figures preaching preparedness: buy supplies, know your evacuation level and route and sign up for local, automated hurricane alerts.

Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF Public Media

A three-day, tax-free holiday on hurricane supplies starts today and runs through Sunday. Legislators hope it will serve as an incentive for Floridians to stock up on supplies like batteries, gas containers, flashlights and portable generators costing $750 or less.

The official start to the Hurricane Season may be months away, but Panhandle health officials want area residents to start preparing early.

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