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Miami-Dade County Updates Hurricane Evacuation Zones, Maps

As seen on Local10 news May 1, 2013

Miami-Dade hurricane map



“With hurricane season right around the corner, and with new planning and evacuation zones, we are educating and preparing our residents,” said Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “We all know the devastating impact that a storm surge can have on our homes and our safety, so riding out a storm in an evacuation zone is definitely not a good idea.”

For more information, call the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management at 305-468-5403.

Click here to find out which zone you live in.

Colorado State University Team Predicts Above-Average 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season in 30th Year of Forecasting

Courtesty of Henry Rodriguez        Released by Colorado State Universtiy     Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Colorado State University team today predicted an above-average 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season due primarily to anomalous warming of the tropical Atlantic and expected lack of an El Nino event.

CSU is in its 30th year of issuing Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts.

The team calls for 18 named storms during the hurricane season, which falls between June 1 and Nov. 30. Nine of those are expected to become hurricanes and four of those major hurricanes (Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-5) with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater.

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Making Communities More Resilient to Climate-Induced Weather Disasters

February 18, 2013 -                Courtesy of Samuel Bendett

Mounting scientific evidence indicates climate change will lead to more frequent and intense extreme weather that affects larger areas and lasts longer. We can reduce the risk of weather-related disasters, however, with a variety of measures. Experts say that a good strategy should include a variety of actions such as communicating risk and transferring it through vehicles such as insurance, taking a multi-hazard management approach, linking local and global management, and taking an iterative approach as opposed to starting with a master plan.

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