Hiring help after a storm

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - After a storm it's important to hire the right help to get your home rebuilt!If you need to hire a contractor to fix damage make sure you hire someone who is lic..
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Rain danger

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Along with the wind and storm surge a tropical system also brings a lot of rain.While storm surge affects coastal communities, flooding can be catastrophic to re..
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Generator safety

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - After the storm 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 saf..
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Securing your boat before a storm

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Southwest Florida can be a boater's paradise, but in a storm, it can also be a nightmare.If you own a boat, you need to have a plan in place before storm season...
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Wind danger

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - While the storm surge is by far the deadliest part of a hurricane, high winds can cause fatalities along with significant structural and environmental damage.Hur..
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Shelter information

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If for some reason you cannot leave town before a storm, shelters will be open and available.Space is limited in public shelters and depending on the storm's tra..
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Storm surge danger

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Most of Southwest Florida's population lives less than 10-feet above sea level, which makes us vulnerable to storm surge. Storm surge is one of three major dange..
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Know your zone

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Where you live is important when it comes to evacuating before storms. Our communities are divided up into zones which will be used when evacuations are is..
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Seasonal forecast

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

FORT MYERS, Fla. - This year forecasters at the Colorado State University say we should have a below average hurricane season. The forecasters are calling for nine tropical storms,..
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Storm information websites

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

State of Florida disaster plansPet plansDisaster explaination for kids FEMA for kids Emergency contact registration
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300,000 in lee county have not experienced a SWFL hurricane

Updated 6 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -  With the region not seeing a major storm for almost ten-years now, emergency management officials are concerned people are growing too complacent. "Not onl..
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Coastal residents prepare for Tropical Storm Karen

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Megan Wood

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Preparations are underway along the central Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen threatens to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States th..
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Essential and affordable flood insurance

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Consumer Reports) - Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the U-S. But most people don’t have adequate insurance to protect their home. A recent Co..
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Tropical Storm Dalila forms in Pacific off Mexico

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Dalila is churning across the Pacific off southwest Mexico and authorities have issued a tropical storm warning for a large swath of coastline. &nb..
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Helpful numbers after the storm

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

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..
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How hurricanes get their names

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katie Walls

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- What do the names Andrea, Jerry and Pablo have in common? Those are just three of the names you'll hear this upcoming hurricane season that starts in less than ..
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2013 Hurricane names released

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Caitlin Lancit

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane names have been released, and are as follows: AndreaBarryChantalDorianErinFernandGabrielleHumbertoIngridJerryKarenLorenzoMelissaNestorOlgaPabloRebekahSe..
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FEMA rejects Sandy disaster assistance for Florida

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Matt Riebow

Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied disaster assistance for areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Fl..
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Sandy report details NY's storm needs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lee

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Floodgates for tunnels, subways and airports, as well as a network of safe havens like old civil defense shelters, should be among quick, simple preventive meas..
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A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstorm

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lee

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system affecting millions of people. Here's a snapshot of ..
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