Eye on the Tropics: Peak of hurricane season update and safety tips

ORLANDO, Fla. — Earl is no longer a hurricane Saturday, said meteorologist George Waldenberger.


He said it has lost tropical characteristics and is now an “extratropical low.”

Earl is still producing hurricane-force winds about 2,000 miles to our northeast.

Read: 9 ways to prepare for a hurricane

Some of the wave action from this distant system has brought wave heights up at our beaches.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Severe Weather Center 9 will monitor additional tropical waves tracking across the Atlantic for development, but for now, there are no tropical threats.

Read: What you should do now to prepare for hurricane season

Sept. 10 also marks the peak of hurricane season.

As five years since Hurricane Irma approaches, Florida Power & Light Company has the following safety tips to help families stay safe:

  • Develop an emergency plan and review it with your family.
  • Make arrangements for loved ones who need to use electric-powered medical equipment.
  • Read the instructions to properly use a generator, and never use a generator indoors.
  • Trim trees before a storm approaches.
  • Take pictures of your home for insurance purposes and keep important records in waterproof containers.
  • Stock up on supplies.

Read: Hurricane supply checklist: What should you include in your kit?

Hurricane season ends on Nov. 30.

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