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Hurricane Season Is Already Hard; COVID-19 Will Make It Harder

by Julia Smith| June 10, 2020

While one of the few bright spots in news about COVID-19 was the positive impact that stay-at-home measures had on the environment, scientists are still expecting a busy hurricane season. Case in point: its early June, and we’re already three storms in. As a third-generation Floridian, I feel pretty confident in my ability to prepare […]

Weathering the Storm: Is Your Hurricane Communications Plan Strong Enough?

by Julia Smith| July 22, 2019

While summer ushers in plenty of sunny days, family vacations and extended school breaks — it also brings with it a less-welcomed moment in time — hurricane season. And although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a “near-normal” season for 2019, with two to four major hurricanes, the landfall of Hurricane Barry earlier […]