The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1st and runs through November 30th. NOAA has forecast a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness during the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Hurricane Hilary has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm and is headed toward Southern California and the Southwestern United States. Hilary is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated maximum amounts up to 10 inches, across portions of the Baja California Peninsula through Sunday night. Flash flooding, locally significant, … Continue reading Hurricane Hilary Heading Toward Southern California
Hurricane Ian has strengthened as it moves north-northeastward over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. NOAA is currently reporting that a life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds are increasingly likely along much of the Florida west coast. While the immediate focus is on the Florida west coast – it is important to note that heavy rainfall … Continue reading Hurricane Ian Approaching Florida
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The federal government expects another active Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, with forecasts predicting six to ten hurricanes forming. We are providing the following helpful information to help prepare Federal agencies and records personnel that may have to deal with the effects of … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness during the Atlantic Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season is already underway, with Tropical Storm Isaias causing considerable damage as it made landfall last week. NOAA is predicting “an extremely active” hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin. As a result, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind Federal agencies and records personnel dealing with the effects of Isaias, or … Continue reading Disaster Preparedness during Hurricane Season
Hurricane Michael has strengthened as it moves north-northwestward over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. NOAA is currently reporting the major storm will cause a life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds, and heavy rainfall along the northeastern gulf coast. While the immediate focus is on the Florida gulf coast – it is important to note that … Continue reading Hurricane Michael Approaching Florida
As Hurricane Maria, now a Category 5 hurricane, bears down on Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, before possibly turning northeast and threatening the east coast of the U.S, we again remind Agency Records Officers that NARA posts records emergency information and other useful guidance to pass along to other agency personnel. This information is … Continue reading Hurricane Redux: Hurricane Maria Targets Puerto Rico, USVI, and Threatens Mainland U.S.