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It’s hurricane season. Officials urge us to ‘know your risk’

A recent poll found that 60% of people living in hurricane prone states are not going to prepare for hurricane season.

Florida ‘disaster preparedness’ tax holiday runs through June 14

Through Saturday June 14, there will be no Florida sales tax on a variety of essential survival products. Items like batteries & flashlights,

Hurricane season in Florida. Here’s the terminology you must know

A Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch is issued when sustained winds (of 39 to 73 mph for a tropical storm) are possible within 48 hours.
Satellite image of Hurricane Irma in the Gulf of Mexico.

Get your hurricane disaster kit ready for this season

This hurricane season is forecast to be one of the busiest yet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts above-normal hurricane activity for the Atlantic season which spans June 1 – Nov. 30. State officials...
A realistic satellite graphic of hurricane moving toward Florida.

Pinellas County emergency management prepares for this hurricane season

This hurricane season, Pinellas County plans to focus on getting timely, relevant, and accurate emergency information to the public if a storm threatens the coast. Speaking at a media briefing Tuesday, Director of Emergency Management...

Senator Rick Scott urges hurricane preparedness in St. Pete Beach

Hurricane Season starts this Saturday. Florida Senator Rick Scott visited St. Pete Beach Tuesday to urge residents to be prepared. 
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The Scoop: Tues. May 14th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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Storm frequency during hurricane season. By FPREN.

Be ready: hurricane season historically kicks into higher gear in August

Historically, 90% of all hurricanes and 95% of all major hurricanes happen after August 1 until the season officially closes out on Nov. 30.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Big Gay Book Party in St. Pete With anxieties around book bans and classroom instruction at an all-time high, a St. Petersburg book store held a Big Gay Book Party last Saturday to showcase local...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, May 5th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, May 5th, 2023
FPREN - Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

Early Signs Point to an Active Hurricane Season Ahead

From the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) – Scientists say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal but stress the role uncertainty plays 60 days out. If your browser does...

Can Tampa handle the consequences of climate change ?

By Rob Lorei Tropical Storm Colin lashed Tampa Bay earlier this week, causing flooding, road and bridge closures, and forcing some local cities to release raw and partially treated sewage into local waterways. Amid rising sea...

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