Warning Issued for Hurricane
tropical storm warning
remains in effect for
Longboat Key to Englewood.
a.m., Alberto's winds
had increased to 70 mph,
up from 50 mph just three
hours earlier. The storm
was centered about 190
of Apalachicola and was
at about 7 mph, National
Hurricane Center forecasters
core wasn't expected to
reach Florida until Tuesday,
but with tropical storm-force
wind stretching 230 miles
from the center, powerful
gusts may be felt long
before it makes landfall.
Tropical Storm Strengthens
as It Approaches Florida
every year, there is a
pre-approved list of names
for tropical storms and
hurricanes. These lists
have been generated by
the National Hurricane
Center since 1953. At
first, the lists consisted
of only female names;
however, since 1979, the
lists alternate between
male and female.
are named alphabetically
from the list in chronological
order. Thus the first
tropical storm or hurricane
of the year has a name
that begins with "A"
and the second is given
the name that begins with
"B." The lists
contain names that begin
from A to W, but exclude
names that begin with
a "Q" or "U."
are six lists that continue
to rotate. The lists only
change when there is a
hurricane that is so devastating,
the name is retired and
another name replaces
tropical storm with winds
of 74 miles per hour or
greater is called a hurricane.
INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
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Hurricane warnings remain in effect
of the Florida Gulf Coast but there
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that Alberto will become strong
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Hurricane Katrina encountering the
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A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT
FOR THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA FROM
LONGBOAT KEY TO THE OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS
THAT HURRICANE ...
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Tropical Storm Alberto could become
a Category 1 hurricane, the National
Hurricane Center said Monday as
it issued a hurricane warning for
northwest Florida ...
NEWS | Americas | Florida given
US hurricane monitors issue a warning
for parts of Florida's west coast
as the first storm of the season
NEWS | World | Americas | Bahamas
put on hurricane warning
The Bahamas and Florida are readying
themselves for the latest savage
hurricane to hit the region.
Warning Issued Along Fla. Gulf Coast
- New York Times
Evacuations were ordered in some
areas as the season's first tropical
storm intensified in the Gulf of
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Be Prepared For
2006 Hurricane Season
Release Date: March 13, 2006
Release Number: 1605-196
-- With the June 1st start of hurricane
season less than three months away,
and work still being done to recover
from the 2005 season, the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) and Alabama
Emergency Management Agency urges
Alabamians to prepare early for
the upcoming hurricane season.
While all Alabamians
should have a plan for when natural
disasters strike, those who live
in mobile homes and travel trailers
should be particularly alert to
approaching tropical storms, hurricanes,
and tornadoes. According to the
2000 census, over 300,000 families
live in Alabama mobile homes, making
the need for disaster preparedness
a priority. Currently, FEMA is temporarily
housing more than 6,400 people in
travel trailers throughout the state.
begins with each family and household
having a plan. FEMA recommends that
you have a ready-to-go emergency
kit that will allow you to survive
unaided for three days. A kit should
include the following:
First aid kit
(including prescription medicines)
Food and water for up to 72 hours
Extra clothing and blankets
Flashlights and extra batteries
The following supplies are recommended:
NOAA Weather Radio
and extra batteries
Whistle to signal for help
A camp stove with extra fuel
Foldable ladders for second-story
escape in a fire
Photocopies of credit and identification
Food and Water
In addition to
an emergency kit, families should
be prepared with up to three days
of food and water for each member.
Basic foods, like canned foods,
dry foods, and other non-perishable
items are best to have because if
electricity goes out, they will
still be edible. Here are some tips:
Keep foods on
hand that everyone in your family
will like to eat
Avoid foods that are high in fat
Don't stock salty foods, since they
will make you thirsty
The average person requires two
quarts of drinking water per day.
Some individuals, like children
or nursing mothers, may require
more. A gallon per day for each
person in your family is the recommended
amount, say American Red Cross officials.
If you are running low on water,
don't ration. To lessen the amount
you need, reduce your activity.
If water is unavailable
from household sources, water from
rain, streams or rivers, and natural
springs can be used. However, water
from any outdoor source must first
be purified before it can be used
for potable or hygienic purposes.
Boiling, disinfecting (by means
of adding 16 drops of bleach per
gallon of water) and distillation
are the three recommended methods
Ready to Evacuate
Mobile homes and
travel trailers are particularly
vulnerable to severe weather because
of their instability. Since hurricanes
can trigger quickly forming tornadoes,
residents should be prepared to
leave at a moments notice.
A mobile home
can overturn very easily even if
precautions have been taken to tie
down the unit. When a tornado warning
is issued, take shelter in a building
with a strong foundation. If shelter
is not available, lie in ditch or
low-lying area a safe distance away
from the unit. Never stay inside
a mobile home or travel trailer
if a tornado warning has been issued.
a real possibility that your family
might face if a natural disaster
threatens your home. Every family
should have an emergency plan that
outlines what to do, how to communicate
with family members when evacuating,
and how the family should re-connect
in case they get separated.
Know the location
and best route for evacuation out
of the area
Practice your emergency evacuation
plan with your family
Heed local and state-issued evacuation
ready to leave at a moment's notice
"Natural disasters are unpredictable,
but if you are prepared, you and
your family will know how to deal
with them when they happen,"
said Federal Coordinating Officer
To learn more
on how to prepare your family for
the upcoming hurricane season, visit
or call 800-BE-READY. Materials,
including supply kit suggested supplies
and family communication plan templates
are available on the website. The
website also provides information
on how to prepare for all disasters,
including man-made and other natural