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Online hurricane resources

Published On: May 24 2011 12:28:52 PM CDT
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Debby, 6_24_12

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The following sites provide useful data during tropical activity:

National Data Buoy Center
This site provides recent marine data (wind speed, direction, gusts; wave heights; air temps; and atmospheric pressure) from buoys and other observation stations.

National Hurricane Center
The NHC Tropical Prediction Center offers a wealth of information, including data on aircraft reconnaissance, as well as the latest satellite data. The site also catalogs all bulletins.

FEMA Storm Watch
Find out what areas have received emergency disaster declarations and link to state emergency management offices.

NWS Hurricane Awareness
This site offers solid hurricane awareness and preparedness tips, plus links to many more resources.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center
This site tracks storms that have potential for affecting the Hawaiian islands.

Hurricane Preparedness Week
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. Learn your vulnerability and how to reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Historical Hurricane Tracks
Information about some of the most notable hurricanes in history.

National Warning System
A list of warnings for hurricanes and other weather events around the country.

American Red Cross
Get information on disaster relief initiatives and where to go to get help.

Energy Star Hurricane Help
Tips and resources for being energy efficient while rebuilding your battered home.