Category Archives: Hurricane

You Think it’s Quiet, but it’s Actually Unprecedented

We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather. This has never happened in the record of SPC watches dating back to 1970.

Emergency Response Plans Tried-and-True? Practice Makes Perfect!

National Preparedness Month (NPM) continues as we near the end of September and although NPM is coming to a close, emergency preparedness is a continual improvement process. I hope you will take this opportunity to think about preparedness initiatives for your organization. The final topic for NPM has to do with practicing for an emergency. […]

Best Practices and Specific Needs: Items and Strategies You May Have Overlooked

This is the second posting from the ImpactReady team at ImpactWeather. Our goal is to spread awareness about National Preparedness Month and share information about how you and your family can be prepared for major disasters. Following along the National Preparedness Month guidelines for weeks two and three, the focus of this post will be […]

National Preparedness Month and a Time Without Twitter

Today it’s hard to imagine a time when the term “emergency communications” had yet to be coined, but in 1900 telephones and even electricity, were not common conveniences. At the turn of the last century, the telegraph, rider on horseback and word of mouth were the only communication options.

Next Atlantic Hurricane: You Should be Uncertain and Aware of It

Though it’s too early to suggest that an area of very distant disturbed weather is coming to the U.S., the Gulf, Houston, or anywhere else, it is the perfect time to consider the development potential.

Is Tropical Storm Bertha On Deck Already?

Though the storm had a drop-off in overall rainshower and thunderstorm activity overnight, and even flirted with a bit with Saharan dust—which can often offer up the kibosh on not only a single storm but on the entire season—the disturbance is expected to push on. ImpactWeather’s TropicsWatch Meteorologist Derek Ortt gives the storm a 90% chance of reaching tropical storm status.

Brad Pitt May Save Your Life: Making a Case for Twitter

There’s another app you should have on your phone. The app you need, the app that may save your life, and the app that is on every phone of every celebrity, is Twitter. Yes, Twitter. If you’re over 45 or 50, I’ll wait until you can say Twitter without chuckling.

Facts Are Meaningless, Hurricanes Are Not

What about your favorite meteorologist? If the forecast calls for thunderstorms on Saturday, do you assume a twist or a spin or a misdirection of the facts? Is it hype to lure you to tune in again?

Cool Water is to Hurricanes Like An Omega is to Arctic Outbreaks

Studies have shown that businesses who take preparedness seriously are up to 22% more profitable following a disaster.

Hurricane Season? It’s Not Possible

If you’re like me, you are NOT ready for hurricane season. As I write this, there is snow on the ground in New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Michigan and Minnesota (as well as the usual higher elevations in the Rocky Mountains, of course). I haven’t yet flipped the home HVAC system from heat to cool […]