Pensacola Bay Lightning
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Recognizing the dangers of lightning

Afternoon thunderstorms and the frequent lightning that comes with them can rattle nerves. It can also damage buildings, fry electronics, an…

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Time to stock up on hurricane supplies

It's still pretty quiet right now, but the Atlantic hurricane season is underway. Now is the time get a disaster kit together. But, what sho…

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El Nino lowers hurricane risk

An El Nino event, the warming of the waters of the equatorial Pacific, has a major impact on hurricane development in the Atlantic.

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Hurricane season is here: Be prepared

Although forecasters say they expect the 2014 hurricane season to be a mild one, along the Gulf Coast it’s still vital to be prepared in cas…

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Community Hurricane Preparedness Day

As the school bells are ringing for the final time and temperatures continue to heat up, the summer season is knocking on our door. With the…