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Humid heat could be a better indicator of heat-related health risksHumid heat could be a better indicator of heat-related health risks

Melissa Feito - FPREN
August 19, 2022
High heat combined with high humidity can be a recipe for multiple heat-related health risks.


Why the risk for flash flooding increases after a droughtWhy the risk for flash flooding increases after a drought

Melissa Feito - FPREN
August 12, 2022
Flash flooding can be destructive and deadly. The National Weather Service recommends looking out for any flash flood warnings following heavy rains. Even a few inches of rapid flowing water is enough to knock a grown adult off their feet.


NOAA still expects above-average season in latest outlookNOAA still expects above-average season in latest outlook

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network
August 4, 2022
The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is approaching, and despite a recent lull in activity, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) still expects an above-average season. Among other factors, La Niña continues to play a significant role in tropical development for the remainder of the season.


Everything you need to know about getting an evacuation order during hurricane seasonEverything you need to know about getting an evacuation order during hurricane season

Melissa Feito - FPREN
August 4, 2022
In Florida, because evacuations are typically handled by local emergency managers, the wording and thresholds for an evacuation may vary.


Heat.gov launches as a resource to address extreme heatHeat.gov launches as a resource to address extreme heat

Melissa Feito - FPREN
August 2, 2022
For the last 30 years, heat has been the biggest weather-related cause of death in the nation.


Florida experienced above-normal temperatures in July and is leaning toward above-normal through OctoberFlorida experienced above-normal temperatures in July and is leaning toward above-normal through October

Melissa Feito - FPREN
July 28, 2022
For the next three months, Florida is expected to see hotter and wetter conditions. The entire state is 40-50% more likely to see above-average temperatures. Florida is also leaning above normal in precipitation through the end of October.


Anatomy of a thunderstorm shows why storms come and go in a flashAnatomy of a thunderstorm shows why storms come and go in a flash

Melissa Feito - FPREN
July 27, 2022
Florida sees an abundance of thunderstorms in the summer season. According to the National Weather Service, Florida can report 70 to 100 days with thunderstorms a year.


Florida summer nights are trending warmerFlorida summer nights are trending warmer

Melissa Feito - FPREN
July 21, 2022
Warmer nighttime temperatures in Florida over the last five decades could mean a greater risk for heat-related illnesses. A Climate Central analysis finds that summer minimum temperatures overnight have warmed nearly twice as fast as the summer maximum temperatures during the day. Warmer nights come with not just higher health risks, but more expensive cooling ...


Hurricane preparedness is expensive. Emergency managers and community leaders are looking for a solution.Hurricane preparedness is expensive. Emergency managers and community leaders are looking for a solution.

Melissa Feito - FPREN
July 19, 2022
The national survey from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) found that Americans are looking for ways to prepare on a reduced budget.


Why forecasters look closer to home early in the tropical seasonWhy forecasters look closer to home early in the tropical season

Melissa Feito - FPREN
July 12, 2022
So far the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has kept fairly quiet ahead of the most active period, which begins in August and runs through September.


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