The National Hurricane Center is now at H in the alphabet for storms. Hector has arrived and is an 85-mph hurricane in the Pacific Ocean as of this writing.
Living in Tampa Bay is amazing and affords us many benefits of lifestyle with the beautiful weather year-round. Unfortunately, we are more prone to the tropic weather and the storms it brings.
Here are several resources to find the latest and most accurate updates on any storms coming our way:
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The NHC mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropic weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards. The NHC vision is to be America’s calm clean, and trusted voice in the eye of the storm and, with its partners, enable communities to be safe from tropical weather threats.
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
NWS Mission is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy. Their vision is a Weather-Ready Nation: Society is prepared for and responds to weather-dependent events.
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA works to ensure that:
- Americans have clean air, land and water;
- National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information;
- Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended;
- Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
- All parts of society–communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments–have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
- Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and
- Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.
- Hurricane Response – fact sheets and information
- EPA’s emergency response capabilities – general information
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States’ primary authority for communications law, regulation and technological innovation. In its work facing economic opportunities and challenges associated with rapidly evolving advances in global communications, the agency capitalizes on its competencies in:
- Promoting competition, innovation and investment in broadband services and facilities
- Supporting the nation’s economy by ensuring an appropriate competitive framework for the unfolding of the communications revolution
- Encouraging the highest and best use of spectrum domestically and internationally
- Revising media regulations so that new technologies flourish alongside diversity and localism
- Providing leadership in strengthening the defense of the nation’s communications infrastructure
CNN has the latest updates on weather that shows the current radar, satellite, temperature and forecast. You can access it on your TV or Cable and online at www.cnn.com/weather.
The Weather Channel Live
Get 24 / 7 up-to-date Weather News on the Weather Channel on your TV, Computer, or mobile device.
“The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and peaks from mid-August to late-October,” stated CNN. Make sure you are ready for what Mother Nature brings us especially making sure your roof is in shape before a storm comes.
A roof is a huge investment and protection for your entire home. To make sure you patch your roof properly, talk with a quality roofing contractor and have a pre-inspection to get your roof in top shape to reduce problems proactively.
Be pro-active about fixing the minor problems on your roof to prevent any damage. You’ll save yourself time and money doing it now before it becomes a disaster.
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