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VDEM “Know Your Zone” Hurricane Evacuation Zone Website for Coastal Virginia, as of May 2020

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s (VDEM) “Know Your Zone” online tool, to assist evacuations during hurricanes and other disasters, is available at The four-zone tool covers about 1.25 million people in Hampton Roads, the Northern Neck, the Middle … Continue reading

On Virginia Water Radio for the Week of September 17, 2018: Some Hurricane Facts and History

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of September 17, 2018, is “Following Florence with a Sampler of Hurricane Facts and History.”  The 5 min./3 sec. episode, available online at this link, presents some basics on hurricane categories, impacts, and … Continue reading

PBS NewsHour Hurricane Harvey Updates in January-February 2018

From January 29 through February 6, 2018, the PBS NewsHour aired three reports on recovery efforts and lessons learned in Texas five months after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston and other areas starting on August 25, 2017. The reports are the … Continue reading

Atlantic Tropical Storm Season-end Report for 2017 Issued December 1 by the National Hurricane Center; Composite Video of Satellite Images Available in 11/30/17 News Release

On December 1, 2017, the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, published its final monthly summary and its season-end report for the 2017 tropical storm season in the Atlantic Basin (North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico).  The Atlantic … Continue reading

Hurricane Maria Information Sources as of Sep. 25, 2017

National Hurricane Center (NHC) information on Maria is available online at  The NHC Web site for advisories, tracks, etc., of all current tropical storms is Following are links to some news media sources that covered Maria: Miami Herald, online … Continue reading

Virginia State and Locality Responses to Hurricane-affected Areas in August-September 2017, According to Governor’s News Release on September 22, 2017

On September 22, 2017, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of the response efforts among several states and agencies to Hurricane Maria and earlier to Hurricanes … Continue reading

Hurricane Irma Information Sources as of Sep. 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma’s observed rain totals and wind reports, through 11 p.m. EDT on September 11, 2017, are available from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center at College Park, Md., online at National Hurricane Center (NHC) information on Irma … Continue reading

Three Hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin on Sept. 7, 2017, Including Powerful Irma

As of 10 a.m. EDT on September 7, 2017, three hurricanes were in the South Altantic Basin and were heading for predicted landfalls in the Caribbean Sea area, in Mexico, or on the U.S. southeastern coast.  Hurricanes Irma (Category 5 … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Information Sources as of Aug. 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey observed rain totals and wind reports are available from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center at College Park, Md., online at National Hurricane Center (NHC) information on Harvey is available online at Following are links … Continue reading

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Released on May 25, 2017, Predicting 11 to 17 Named Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season (including the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico) runs from June 1 to November 30, with August to October the usual period of peak activity.   On May 25, 2017, the Climate Prediction Center … Continue reading