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Hurricane Guide: What you need to know

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 09:31:39-04

FORT MYERS, Fla — Here at FOX 4, we are making sure you have all you need to know for hurricane season. Our website will keep you up to date on how to prepare for a hurricane before one hit. It will also give you the tools you need to weather the storm and recover after.

Our FOX 4 Hurricane Guide is entirely digital, so you'll always have access to relevant information. You can see the latest hurricane stories, radar and, checklist just by clicking on the hurricane center under the menu tab.

Another important tool is our map. It will give you a general idea of what storm surge zone you live in, and you can also see your evacuation zone and the shelters nearest you. All you have to do is type in your address.

Our site isn't just for hurricanes. You can also get quick updates on the weather happening right now to better plan your day.

If you are looking for videos, you can find us on YouTube. You have to look for FOX 4 Now. On Roku, search WFTX.

Don't forget you can always watch us live by clicking FOX 4 on the homepage.

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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.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

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.