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How to find credible information during hurricane season

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 09:19:23-04

There are many ways to get fast information today, but do you consider the source of that information? Credible, reliable sources are a must, especially during hurricane season.

The key to finding credible sources is to follow the science.

“There’s so much other stuff out there that the “social mediaologists” are propagating and so people who aren’t trained to know the difference between credible information and noncredible information, they might hit the share button that says hey, there’s a hurricane coming in four weeks from now; we know that isn’t possible. Understanding the sources of their weather information before they decide to share it.” Says Dr. Marshall shepherd former President American Meteorological Society.

The smallest changes to a forecast track can mean significant differences in surge potential, and that can have an impact on how you prepare.

Don’t be fooled by all the clutter and “pseudoscience,” you see.

The main thing is that you get the most credible and accurate information so you can make good decisions.

“For your area, I look back at Irma & other storms, little wiggles matter 30 or 40 miles makes a difference between two feet of storm surge or twelve feet. In your viewing area. It’s staggering, 30-40 miles from a science perspective, that’s a good forecast, but look on the ground, you can’t base your life on a 30-mile wiggle of a hurricane.” said Ken Graham, Director National Hurricane Center.

Watch, listen, stay calm, and have a plan.

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HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

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Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.