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

2014 Atlantic storm/hurricane names

When the the winds from these storms reach 39 mph (34 kts), the cyclones are given names. Years ago, an international committee developed names for Atlantic cyclones.
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

Before the storm

Get organized, prepared

What to do when a storm threatens or is approaching

DURING THE STORM

During the Storm

Don't panic during storm

What to do when a storm is hitting your area.

AFTER THE STORM

After the storm

Stay safe during aftermath

Tips on how to survive and recover after a storm

SUPPLIES

Be Prepared for the Storm

Food and water tips

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

CHECKLISTS

Checklists

Preparation key to readiness

This page contains links to many of our handy step-by-step guides to preparing for and surviving a hurricane.

PRINTABLE MAP

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

CDC

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

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

 
Featured Articles
 

2014 Hurricane Safety Special

2014 Hurricane Safety Report

WFTV chief meteorologist Tom Terry and WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth take a look back at hurricanes in central Florida and a look ahead to the 2014 hurricane season.

Hurricane Interactive Features