If a storm comes, you'll need to know how to get out of town or go to a shelter. Know your county's evacuation routes. Might there be a low-lying area between you and a major route? Study up in advance and have a backup plan. (Note: Some of the maps take a while to load, and it's recommended that you have an updated version of Adobe Flash to display them.)
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Before a storm threatens Tampa Bay, you'll want to be prepared. If a storm strikes, you'll want to get out of town, or to a shelter. And after the storm, you'll want to survive. Find out how inside the hurricane guide published in print editions of the Tampa Bay Times.
MIAMI — Forecasters say Gert has strengthened to become the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean.
MIAMI — Tropical Storm Gert, the seventh named storm of the Atlantic season, continued to strengthen Monday and could become a short-lived hurricane Tuesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.
All of Tampa Bay breathed a sigh of relief when Hurricane Charley changed track before making landfall in Florida on August 13, 2004. Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and other towns, however, suddenly found themselves facing the full brunt of Charley's devastating power. By the time it had made its way across Florida, …
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Franklin soaked central Mexico Thursday, threatening mudslides and flash floods after the storm hit the country's Gulf coast overnight.
MEXICO CITY — After a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula, Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season on Wednesday afternoon. It is expected to make landfall along Mexico's gulf coast Wednesday night or early Thursday.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is now predicting an above-average hurricane season driven in part by warmer-than-normal water temperatures in the …
MEXICO CITY — The leading edge of Tropical Storm Franklin began moving onto Mexico's Yucatan, and the storm was expected to pass over the peninsula during the night before entering the Bay of Campeche on a path toward central Mexico.
MIAMI — Tropical Storm Franklin could be near hurricane strength when it hits Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Monday evening.
With Tropical Storm Emily dumping inches of water onto the Tampa Bay area Sunday night and Monday, some local rivers are feeling the strain from rainwater runoff.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Don pelted the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain on Tuesday before dissipating, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands late Monday, but is expected to weaken again as it continues churning westward, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.
The tropical system that formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa early this week has strengthened into a tropical depression, but isn't expected to get much stronger.