CAPE CORAL, Fla. — FOX 4 is watching out for you with a series of comprehensive stories to help you prepare. We know this hurricane season is crucial as so many of us are still dealing with Hurricane Ian's impact.
The biggest difference in preparation for this storm season is how your plan may have changed due to Ian.
Fox 4's team of meteorologists will be there for you all year long like they have been for the past eight months of recovery.
Here is real-time advice on how to prepare your home, including if you're still dealing with damage. Plus updates on forecasting technology for future storms and guides for what to do if we get hit again in 2023.
Ian taught so many of us the terrible lesson of what storm surge is as Hurricane Ian flooded our coastline.
WATCH NOW | STORM SURGE
Fox 4 Meteorologist Katie Walls helps us better understand how what we experience with Hurricane Ian came to be, what surge is, and what it means when experts talk about the probability of a storm hitting the area again.
WATCH NOW | EVACUATION
Fox 4 Meteorologist Trent Aric talks about how a hurricane's path can constantly change. This is why it's important to have several evacuation plans in place. We experienced this with Ian, even moving just a few miles inland saved people from storm surge. Start thinking about this now, locations both locally and statewide to go to in case you need to evacuate during a storm.
WATCH NOW | DAMAGED HOMES
Fox 4 Meteorologist Trent Aric talks about how to deal with the damage that so many of our Southwest Florida homes still have and what advice experts have to get us through the process.
WATCH NOW | LIVING UNDER NEW RULES
Fox 4 Investigator Ryan Kruger revisits a mobile home park Hurricane Ian badly damaged. Hear firsthand lessons learned from those who experienced Ian and how they are planning for storm season this year.
WATCH NOW | IAN IMPACT STORIES
Fox 4 Nadeen Yanes spoke with people who survived Ian's wrath when the category four storm crashed into our coast and they are sharing their experiences.
WATCH NOW |FUTURE FORECASTING
The National Hurricane Center's goal over the next few years is to rethink how the public ultimately sees forecasts and models. Some of those experts told Fox 4 Meteorologist Andrew Shipley how they're working to use Ian's lessons to make future forecasts more accurate and easier to understand.
WATCH NOW | ONLY TAKES ONE
Fox 4 Meteorologist Lauren Petrelli spoke with first responders who were on the front lines of hurricane recovery in our coastal communities to find out how they're preparing for the year ahead.