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Special Section: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Special Section: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Local and nationwide hurricane news, tracking maps, photos, video, satellite, radar, alerts, blogs and storm preparation guide

Latest storm news

Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin weakening in the Atlantic

Hurricane Joaquin is weakening as it moves rapidly across the Atlantic. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday have decreased to near 75 mph with additional weakening expected.
Hurricane preparation tips for your pets

Photos: 14 essential tips to keep your pets safe during hurricane season

Pet owners can prepare for hurricane season by following these simple but important tips.

Bottled water

Photos: 12 must-have supplies to survive a hurricane

When preparing for a hurricane, stock up on these essentials to help you and your family weather the storm.

Debunking hurricane myths

Photos: Debunking 10 hurricane myths

With help from the National Weather Service, separate fact from fiction debunking these 10 popular hurricane myths.

Hurricane tips for parents

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10 Hurricane tips for parents

Here are some tips from Sesame Street for parents and their children to weather a hurricane.

Ways to protect your home during a hurricane

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5 ways to protect your home during a hurricane

While you can’t hurricane proof a house, you can work to make it better resist the effects of a heavy storm.

caribbean radar

Caribbean satellite

Interactive Caribbean tracking map

Pacific radar

Pacific satellite

Interactive Pacific tracking map

Hawaii radar

Hawaii satellite

Interactive Hawaii tracking map

Eye on the Tropics


Before the storm

Get organized, prepared

What to do when a storm threatens or is approaching


During the Storm

Don't panic during storm

What to do when a storm is hitting your area.


After the storm

Stay safe during aftermath

Tips on how to survive and recover after a storm


Be Prepared for the Storm

Food and water tips

Make sure you know what you need and how to make it last. 



Preparation is key

Use our before and after the storm checklists to get yourself ready.


Hurricane Tracking Map

Hurricane Tracking Map

Download a printable map to track this year's storms.

Hurricane Dean

Hurricane Basics

The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft.

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse


Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

The CDC's humorous guide on how to prepare for a real emergency.




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