Hurricane

Hurricane

‘Near normal’ hurricane season expected this year

NOAA released its Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook for 2016. Dr. Gerry Bell explains how to monitor hurricane forecasts throughout the season, from June 1 through November 30, and how to be prepared for any storms.

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Re-entry phone numbers

Beaufort County residents should call emergency management division of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office to find out when it is safe to return home after an evacuation.

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Hurricane terms to know

Eye: The center portion of the storm around which winds and rain rotate. Winds are calm and skies are clear or partly cloudy when the eye of a storm passes.

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What hurricane ‘strength’ means

A high intensity hurricane in Beaufort County could cause flooding, major damage to buildings and require mass evacuations. Not all hurricanes would bring such destruction, though. The National Weather Service groups hurricanes into five categories based on their wind speed.

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Preparing for the worst

If a huge force of nature with the energy of several hundred hydrogen bombs comes barreling toward the Lowcountry, residents should be prepared for decisions and deadlines.

Videos

Kayakers paddle down the street in Tropical Storm Colin waters

The Manatee River came over the seawall by 24th Street W. in Bradenton, Fla., allowing kayakers to paddle down the street. The rain from Tropical Storm Colin caused flooding in many areas of the state.
Jenan Warfield Wood Used with permission via Facebook
Kayakers paddle down the street in Tropical Storm Colin waters 0:54

Kayakers paddle down the street in Tropical Storm Colin waters

Here's what Tropical Storm Colin brought to north Florida 2:39

Here's what Tropical Storm Colin brought to north Florida

Teddy Bear Trooper makes a stop for Bluffton girl 0:46

Teddy Bear Trooper makes a stop for Bluffton girl

No longer a piece of me missing 0:53

No longer a piece of me missing