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Storm Smart – News ALERT December 2012

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on December 20, 2012

Storm Smart - News ALERT December 2012For the second time in as many years, the Atlantic hurricane season ends with U.S. coast hit by a devastating storm: Sandy this year, Hurricane Irene last year. Now begins the time when experts, emergency responders and home owners reevaluate preparations, mitigation efforts and response to lessen impacts of future storms.

HURRICANE WARNING DEFINITION COULD CHANGE

The National Hurricane Center is considering a proposal that would give it more flexibility when it comes to issuing a hurricane warning, according to a report posted on AccuWeather.com. The possible change follows criticism about NHC not issuing a hurricane warning for Sandy once it became post-tropical before hitting the Northeast coast.

Under the current definition, a hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected within a specific area. The proposed change would allow a hurricane warning to be issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of expected tropical-storm force winds (74 mph or higher), and the warning can remain in effect when dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and waves continue even though winds are less than hurricane force.

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