Feb 21 = 100 days til hurricane season
Official Hollywood CERT Volunteers. Well trained and ready to help the City of Hollywood Fire Dept & Rescue when & wherever needed. Thank you Volunteers!
The (C.E.R.T.) Hollywood, Florida Community Emergency Response Team program helps train volunteers to assist first-responders in their own communities. CERT members provide critical support to first-responders in emergency situations, provide assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site and collect disaster intelligence to support first-responders efforts. The role of a CERT volunteer is self-help/neighbor-help until such time as trained first response personnel arrive.
Mission: CERT of Hollywood, Florida is a self-activating group of citizens who are trained to be self-sufficient during crisis situations.
Feb 21 = 100 days til hurricane season
#MitigationMonday Did you know 3 in 5 home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring? Keep your home safe from electrical fires. To help prevent electrical fires, use extension cords properly, monitor heat-producing appliances and lighting equipment. Learn more safety tips at www.usfa.fema.gov.
Managing common home emergencies
You can’t avoid household emergencies, but you can do things to keep you and your family safe when they happen. Find out more about how to handle some of these common situations.
New City Of Hollywood Fire Station 45 Dedication
AlertFlorida is a statewide notification initiative that can deliver emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community. Sign up for alerts today – http://floridadisaster.org/alertflorida
Make sure to have a tank full of gas and stock your vehicle with emergency supplies in case you need to evacuate. Listen to directions from local officials and know your evacuation route ahead of time.
Good afternoon Hollywood CERT members. Just a reminder we have an important meeting TONIGHT at 6 p.m at the HWD Emergency Operations Center,
2741 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida 33312
We will be conducting a VPR calldown and discussing hurricane mobilization planning. Please be on time. Hope to see you all there. Thank you!
Disaster Supply Kit
Residents should have 7 days of supplies in preparation of Hurricane #Dorian. A stocked supply kit has water, nonperishable food, prescription medications, flashlights and extra batteries. Here's a checklist to help you stock your kit. #FLPrepares
#MitigationMonday Expecting the worst means reinforcing your property to protect your loved ones. If you have questions about reinforcing, contact your local officials, or insurance agent. Make sure you follow FDEM for updates on disasters and mitigation tips!
Remember to stay hydrated by drinking water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Got a plan?
Do you have a disaster plan for your family? That includes having important docs in your disaster supply kit, such as insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc. Make your plan at floridadisaster.org/getaplan/.
Wet weather driving...
The combination of Tropical Depression #Three and a cold front moving through Florida is expected to bring heavy rainfall through Thursday. Be sure to follow these tips for safe driving in wet weather:
-Leave extra space ahead
-Use your headlights
-Give yourself time
-Check your route
Hot days; baby in car seat, for how long after you're gone?
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It’s now against the law to text and drive in Florida. Although Text to 911 is now available in Broward please don’t text while driving. Always call 911 first, text only when speaking out loud would put your life in danger. http://broward.org/911/Pages/TextTo911.aspx …
Flooding can occur anytime and anywhere. One inch of water can cause $25,000 damage. Are you insured? If not, now's the time to do it. When a hurricane's heading our way it's too late. Learn how to be #floodsmart https://tinyurl.com/y4gjvu3z
National Night Out
For more information on National Night Out and how you can host your own block party contact Public Affairs at 954-967-4371
Avoid being among those who are going to get banged up on the 4th
On average, 180 people go to the emergency room every day during the month of July for fireworks-related injuries. Enjoy your Independence Day by leaving the lighting to the professionals.
There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Just remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors. Too many people wait far too long to get to a safe place when thunderstorms approach. Unfortunately, these de...
Jun 23 - It's going to be another hot one today! Prevent dangerous heat illness by drinking water, taking cooling breaks, and limiting your time outside if possible. Stay safe! #flwx
Emergency Supply Kit, while you still have time before it’s too late...
Does your supply kit look like this? If not, there is still time to get your disaster kit ready this hurricane season. To help you build your kit and get a plan, visit FloridaDisaster.org. #FLPrepares
12 JUN : Good Evening South Florida! It was a pretty busy weather day today. If you have any pictures or videos, please send them our way. Thank you!
Getting insurance is an important step for #HurricanePrep. After Hurricane Harvey, the average flood insurance payout was over $117,000.
It usually takes 30 days for a flood insurance policy to go into effect. Don't delay!
Learn more at FloodSmart.gov.
Rain, rain, and more rain...
8 Jun - Thunderstorms will continue to produce gusty winds and torrential rainfall across South Florida this afternoon. Stay safe out there! Go indoors if you hear thunder and never drive through flooded roadways #FLwx
Stuff you need...
Not sure what you need for the upcoming hurricane season? Here’s a checklist to help you out! Tomorrow is the last day of the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, making now the perfect time to stock up on qualifying preparedness supplies. Find out which items are tax-free through tomorrow here - https://bit.ly/2KuJqav.
Another hot day is in store for South Florida as heat indices in excess of 100 degrees are likely across most of the area
HURRICANE SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS – Saturday, June 1, 2019.
A weak tropical disturbance is moving into the southern Gulf of Mexico. It will turn north near the Mexican and Texas coasts next week. There is some chance that the circulation will become organized enough for the system to be designated a Tropical Depression by the National Hurricane Center.
The biggest immediate threat appears to be the possibility of heavy rain spreading from Mexico, up the Texas coast, and into the water-logged South and Midwest over the next week.
If this system were to develop into a tropical depression, it would be on an unusual track for early June. Most systems that develop this time of year form to the south and track toward or over Florida.
High pressure will control the atmosphere over Florida for the foreseeable future keeping the tropical disturbance away, and bringing summertime weather – in terms of heat and humidity – to the peninsula. The unusually dry weather we had at the end of May is over.
Tax Free Hurricane Prep!!
With the 2019 hurricane season set to begin June 1, now's the time to make sure you and your family are prepared.
Are you prepared?
HURRICANE SEASON 2019 is upon us. Nothing is imminent in the tropics, but we’ll keep half an eye on the extreme western Caribbean Sea and southern Gulf of Mexico.
A broad area of low pressure is once again over Central America – called the Central American Gyre. This was a persistent feature last hurricane season. Subtropical Storm Alberto came out of there last May, and of course, Hurricane Michael formed in the same area in October.
In order for a tropical system to develop, it normally needs help in the form of a dip in the jet stream that extends far enough south to interact with the broad Central American low. This year, a super-strong high-pressure area is keeping that from happening, however.
It’s the same high that has kept South Florida dry and been giving us a nice breeze off the ocean, while at the same time bringing blazing heat across the southern U.S. These jet-stream dips are most likely to reach that far south very early in the season and then again late. But this year, the blocking high has forestalled that possibility – at least for now.
In South Florida, the WPLG Local 10 2019 Hurricane Special, “Staying Storm Safe” will air tonight, May 31 at 8:00 pm on Channel 10. Chief Meteorologist Betty Davis and I will host it, with Max Mayfield and the entire Local 10 Weather Team spreading out across Florida from Mexico Beach in the Panhandle, south to the Keys. We’ll have a great show for you. I hope you’ll tune in.
The first Bryan Norcross Podcast is online and available on the Local10.com website or in your Apple or Android Podcast App. Just search for Bryan Norcross. Don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll know right away when a new one is posted.
And you can subscribe to this Bryan Norcross Talks Tropics newsletter. Just click here. Whenever something is happening, you’ll be notified whenever a new edition is published.
A heat wave is forecasted across North Florida for Memorial Day Weekend. Don’t let heat stroke ruin your weekend. Wear sunscreen, stay hydrated and stay in the shade. #BeatTheHeat
Can you see Rip Currents
Can you spot a rip current? If you’re going to the beach this weekend, make sure you know what a rip current looks like and what to do if you’re caught in one. Visit https://floridadisaster.org/hazards/marine/ for safety tips.
Hot and Dry...
This hot and dry weather means a higher risk of wildfires. Always practice fire safety – Use caution with fireworks, cookouts and campfires this Memorial Day weekend.
Disaster supplies, assemble! Make sure to have supplies on hand such as flashlights, non-perishable foods, water, medical supplies, etc. #FLPrepares
The Tropical Atlantic is getting off to a quick start. The National Hurricane Center in Miami is issueing advisories on newly developed Sub Tropical Storm Andrea.
Subtropical Storm Andrea Special Advisory Number 1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012019
630 PM AST Mon May 20 2019
...SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA FORMS OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC...
SUMMARY OF 630 PM AST...2230 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM SW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 630 PM AST (2230 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Andrea was located near latitude 28.8 North, longitude 68.7 West. The storm is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h). A decrease in forward speed and a turn to the northeast is expected on Tuesday, followed by an eastward motion by Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Andrea is expected to remain southwest or south of Bermuda during the next day or two.
Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Slight strengthening is possible overnight. Weakening should begin late Tuesday, and Andrea is expected to dissipate on Wednesday.
Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) northeast of the center.
The Air Force Hurricane Hunters measured a minimum central pressure of 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.
The Tropical Atlantic is getting off to a quick start. The National Hurricane Center in Miami is issuing advisories on newly developed Sub Tropical Storm Andrea.
For complete details on Andrea and the Atlantic, please visit our website, www.hwn.org.
Don’t forget Fido! Make sure to include your pets in your evacuation plan #FLPrepares
Hurricane Season starts June 1st, are you ready? Visit FloridaDisaster.org to make your plan today. #GetAPlan
Live in a hurricane evacuation zone or in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane? If so, determine where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate, like a friend or relative's home.
Prep is important
Day number 2 of National Preparedness Week look at evacuation. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in a zone or unsafe home, and work it out with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.
Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States? Remember, if it rains at your house, it can flood. Make sure you have a plan in place year-round. More information can be found at https://floridadisaster.org/hazards/floods/.
Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5-11 2019
Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5-11 2019
NHC has issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook for the Atlantic basin.
NHC has issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook for the Atlantic basin. A trough of low pressure is located over the northwestern Bahamas, producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Little development is expected during the next couple of days as the system moves generally northwestward toward the Florida Peninsula. Subsequently, some slow development is possible as the disturbance turns northeastward and moves over the western Atlantic. It has a near zero chance of formation during the next 48 hours, and a 20% (low chance) of development during the next five days.
Regardless of development, locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the Bahamas and the Florida Peninsula during the next couple of days. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued by 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, or sooner if conditions warrant. www.hurricanes.gov
Dr. Philip Klotzbach has just released his first forecast for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. “We anticipate that the 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below normal activity. The current weak El Niño event appears likely to persist and perhaps even strengthen this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are slightly below normal, and the far North Atlantic is anomalously cool. Our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is below its long-term average. We anticipate a slightly below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.”
Dr. Klotzbach is currently forecasting 13 named storms, 5 to become a Hurricane with 2 of those to become a Major Hurricane (Cat 3 or stronger).
As a reminder, the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season ‘officially’ runs from May 15th to Nov 30th. The Atlantic Hurricane Season ‘officially’ runs from June 1st to Nov 30th. However, tropical cyclones can develop any time of the year.
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