Earth, Wind and Fire

Twin Storms Head Into the Gulf of Mexico

Plus, wildfires rage in Northern California as a warming climate wreaks havoc nationwide.

08/24/2020 By Bob Bunting

Hurricanes

Tropical Storm Laura Threatens Florida

This year’s record-breaking hurricane season kicks into even higher gear.

08/21/2020 By Bob Bunting

Hurricanes

In Mid-Summer Update, NOAA Forecasts 'Extremely Active' Hurricane Season

NOAA is now predicting 19-25 named storms this season, up from its original projections in May.

08/10/2020 By Staff

Adapting to Climate Change

The CEO of Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center on Science and Hope in a Hotter World

Scientist Bob Bunting outlines how Florida and our region will change and how we can respond and benefit.

06/18/2020 By Bob Bunting

But Wait, There's More

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Arrived. Here's What to Expect.

What can we do to keep safe this season—especially as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic?

06/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Dorian

Florida Division of Emergency Management, FPL to Send Water to Bahamas for Relief

The organizations will donate a combined total of 590,000 bottles of water.

09/11/2019 By Staff

Giving Partners

Here's How You Can Help Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas

Several Suncoast organizations are facilitating donation drives for Bahamians experiencing the catastrophic consequences of Hurricane Dorian.

09/09/2019 By Megan McDonald

Life on the Fly

Helicopter Medical Crews Stationed at Dolphin Aviation to Help the Injured After Hurricane Dorian

“The only time you need us is when it’s catastrophic and the other systems have failed.”

09/06/2019 By Susan Burns

Bookmarks

Where to Find the Latest Info About Hurricane Dorian

Where to get sandbags, how to determine your "evacuation level" and other important information as Dorian draws nearer.

08/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hurricanes

Florida Power & Light Activates Emergency Response Plan

The company has 13,000 employees, as well as additional personnel, in place to help restore power outages after Hurricane Dorian.

08/30/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

How to Protect Your Pets During a Hurricane

Expert tips, direct from an emergency vet.

08/30/2019 By Staff

Safe mode

How to Prep Your Kitchen Before Hurricane Dorian Arrives

Chef Judi offers tips on how to preserve and use your frozen and refrigerated foods if the power goes out.

08/30/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Hurricanes

DeSantis Declares State of Emergency for All 67 Florida Counties

Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian, which is chugging toward the Sunshine State, could grow into a Category 4 hurricane.

08/29/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

Blood Donations Needed as Hurricane Dorian Moves Towards Florida

OneBlood and the Suncoast Blood Bank are urging people to donate ahead of the storm.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Under the weather

Researchers Predict Increased Chance of Heightened Hurricane Season

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.

08/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Hurricanes

NOAA Predicts 'Near-Normal' 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

Tax-Free Holiday on Hurricane Supplies Runs May 31-June 6

The official start of hurricane season is June 1.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

University of Florida Encourages Floridians to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season

The university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has put together a website with tips and information.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Disasters

Insurance Claims for Hurricane Michael Damages Near $5.7 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed almost 146,000 claims related to damage caused by last year's hurricane.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Disasters

Hurricane Michael Insurance Losses Total Almost $4.3 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed more than 131,000 claims related to damage caused by the storm.

12/14/2018 By Staff