HURRICANE CENTRAL - Having an evacuation plan for your family should also include your pets. There are places for you and your furry loved one to go when a hurricane strikes.The be..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - When it comes to hiring someone to fix your home after a hurricane beware! Out-of-state workers tend to flood the state to help, but some of those workers will ..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - Storm surge is the real killer when it comes to hurricanes. Emergency managers around Southwest Florida have a saying: "we want you to hide from the wind and ru..
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - All new this year Charlotte County is trying a new approach to saving lives. It's using stop signs to spread the message about storm surge.Wayne Sallade, D..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - If you were here for Hurricanes Charley or Wilma, you probably remember putting all of your important documents into a big waterproof container and trying to ge..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - In the last 60 years, Southwest Florida has seen three major hurricanes make landfall bringing with them storm surge and damaging wind.Donna, Charley and Wilma ..
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Homeowners insurance is a big expense; but no matter if your home was built 50 years ago or five, there's a way you could save money! All it takes is a rel..
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - When a hurricane threatens and it's time to leave, do you know what to take with you to survive? A local man wants to help you sort it out.Dominick Greco has bee..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - Evacuating the area if you are advised to do so is always the best option. But while relying solely on a shelter is not recommended, it is better than staying i..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Emergency crews and law enforcement work around the clock before and after a disaster. They're always prepared for the worst when it comes to hurricanes. We give..
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The only way to have power if the electricity is out is to hook up a generator. But you can make things worse if you don't follow some simple safety tips.North F..
PINE ISLAND, Fla. - When a disaster strikes one of the first responders on the scene is the American Red Cross. One local woman was so touched with the work they did after Hurrican..
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - After a hurricane hits, one sign that things are getting back to normal is seeing U.S. postal trucks. "I never thought I'd see Andrew again but I saw it when I ..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - It's important to have a battery-powered radio in case electricity goes out during a storm. The NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio broadcasts weather information di..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - The 2011 Hurricane Season is here but do you know why a hurricane forms or what a hurricane is? A hurricane is defined as an area of low pressure with one big d..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th, with things really heating up late summer.There are three main reasons why tropical activity is greater..
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Houses aren't the only concern in the event of a hurricane. Boaters also need to take extra precautions to keep their property safe.It's the question boaters mus..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - Here are some important numbers to have on hand after a storm passes. Florida Department of Financial Services - provides free insurance and banking help..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - Don't expect relief supplies in our area right after a storm. You'll need to be prepared to be on your own for a few days.Roads may be blocked and there probabl..
HURRICANE CENTRAL - There are some real dangers you need to be aware of after a storm.--Don't trim trees or remove debris near damaged or downed power lines. You don't know if the ..