Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 3:06 pm CDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Emergency Preparedness: Safety Tips for Hurricane Season 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Hurricane Season—June 1 to November 30—has already begun. Coastline states should understand their risks and be preparing for these severe storms. How Hurricanes Form Hurricanes, scientifically known as tropical cyclones, form over the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Oceans when the air above sea level warms and rises, causing an area of low pressure beneath. As the warm air rises and cools off, forming clouds, … [Read more...] about Emergency Preparedness: Safety Tips for Hurricane Season
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. — More than a week after Hurricane Michael, families in the Florida Panhandle continue to struggle. For some, it's been a very difficult road to recovery. "This is the first hurricane i've ever been part of, me or my family," said Porschia Snerling. Hurricane Michael caused major damage to the Foxwood Apartments in the heart of Panama City. The residents of the 100 unit apartment complex have been told it's too dangerous to live there. But many, like Snerling are wondering where they'll go next more than a week after the storm hit. Snerling lives there with her mother. Raechelle Webb, and 10 family members including six children. Nights are spent in the dark and most days the toilet doesn't work. The buildings' management gave Snerling, her family and about 50 other people living in the building an ultimatum: They had to get out by today. "Well we called FEMA and FEMA going to put us up in a hotel so now we have to figure out how to get there," said Webb. They … [Read more...] about Family of 12 struggling to find shelter more than a week after Hurricane Michael
Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post Published 4:47 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Hurricane Michael's surge across an Air Force base last week wreaked enough devastation that the service is considering permanently transferring away some airmen and families, military officials said Tuesday. Tyndall Air Force Base on the Florida Panhandle suffered a direct hit from the Category 4 storm on Oct. 10, prompting fears that jets that the service could not fly away in advance were destroyed. On Wednesday, the Air Force will begin allowing families to visit their homes to collect valuables and take photographs, but it is expected to take years for the base to fully recover. Brig. Gen. John Allen Jr., the service's director of civil engineers, compared the storm's destruction to what Hurricane Katrina caused in 2005 when it ravaged Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. In that case, the base took nearly five years to make a full recovery. "You can imagine what kind of … [Read more...] about Air Force considers transferring families away from hurricane-ravaged base in Florida
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 7:39 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 A Florida family awaiting assistance after Hurricane Michael was found after the HELP sign they made out of tree logs was photographed by an aerial team and then found by a family member. A Florida family awaiting assistance after Hurricane Michael was found after the HELP sign they made out of tree logs was photographed by an aerial team and then found by a family member. Photo: Courtesy Of The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration Photo: Courtesy Of The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A Florida family awaiting assistance after Hurricane Michael was found after the HELP sign they made out of tree logs was photographed by an aerial team and then found by a family … [Read more...] about Niece spots ‘HELP’ while inspecting photo for hurricane damage, calls for family rescue
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