How to prepare your family for a hurricane ahead of the 2023 season

Some disasters strike without any warning, and family members may not all be in the same place when a hurricane hits. How will you get in touch with each other? Where will you meet? What if your neighborhood is being evacuated? It’s important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other and how to communicate in an emergency.

Here are hurricane terms to know ahead of the 2023 season

Center: The vertical axis of a tropical cyclone, usually defined by the location of minimum wind or minimum pressure. El Niño: The abnormal weather pattern caused by warmer-than-normal water in the central and eastern Pacific along the equator. When the tropical Pacific is warmer than normal, winds at upper levels (about 30,000 feet) of the […]

A look at the 2023 hurricane season

Hurricane researchers at Colorado State University have issued their first 2023 Atlantic hurricane season forecast, and they’re calling for a season with activity slightly below normal.

Important Area Phone Numbers and Websites

Emergency Operations Centers Hotlines (800) 621-3362, TTY: (800) 462-7585 Online Resources Contractor Information American Red Cross Offices Power Companies Donation Information Agency Help

How to stay up to date with latest Hurricane Ian updates when the power goes out

When the power goes out, your mobile device is the best form of receiving life-saving information and incoming severe weather alerts. With WINK, you have three ways to access information from Southwest Florida’s Weather Authority in addition to on-air and on the radio. WINK’s weather technology brings up-to-the-minute forecasts to your mobile device, sending you […]

Stock up on emergency supplies before a hurricane strikes

Supplies are a critical part of every family’s health and safety and should be gathered well in advance of hurricane season each year. Once a storm is imminent, time to shop will be limited, and if supplies are even available, you will have to search for them. It’s advised you have enough supplies to get […]

Healthy hurricane preparation

Staying healthy, no matter what is happening in our environment, can be challenging particularly if we are stressed by nature in the form of a hurricane. No one can completely predict a hurricane season’s events. What we can and should do is be prepared. Knowing we are ready is comforting. More importantly, preparation will bode […]