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Tampa first responders are geared up for hurricane season listen

05/31/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hurricane season starts tomorrow and it’s expected to be a busy one. Hurricane experts and emergency responders will educate Tampa Bay area residents on how to stay safe when a storm threatens during a hurricane expo Saturday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there will be as many as 11 hurricanes this season. Emergency management crews are planning ahe...

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Tampa Bay residents urged to plan ahead for tornadoes and active hurricane season listen

05/23/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is predicting a hyperactive hurricane season with between 7 and 11 hurricanes with 3-6 severe storms. And with the nation still reeling from the catastrophic tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma this week, people are taking severe weather seriously.

Charlie Paxton is a science and operations officer for the National Weather Service in Ruskin. He says summer-time tornadoes can present a huge threat to Floridians.

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Some Tampa Bay residents eligible for federal disaster assistance listen

07/17/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The National Weather Service Tampa Bay reported strong thunderstorms in Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties today with gusty winds and even public sightings of a funnel cloud near Thonotosassa. Pasco is under a flood warning.

Today’s storms only contribute to the problems that began with Tropical Storm Debby. Renee Bafalis is a public information officer with FEMA. She says some Tampa Bay area residents are eligible to receive [federal disaster assistance](http://www.disasterassis...

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