Latest Tropical Forecast

800 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Bertha located just east of the Lesser Antilles. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. && Public Advisories on Tropical Storm Bertha are issued under WMO header WTNT33 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPAT3. Forecast/Advisories are issued under WMO header WTNT23 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMAT3.
Source: National Hurricane Center


Caller-Times 2013 Hurricane Guide

Caller-Times Hurricane Guide 2013

Well, it's that time of the year again. Hurricane season is upon us and what better time to prepare for it than right now. Take a look at our expert guide to helping you protect yourself from one of nature's most severe forms of weather. Our hurricane guide will help you make the right decisions now, before you're caught unprepared.


Ap Interactive: Take a look at past storms and their impact

Hurricane season begins Monday, June 1. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting that 13-20 named storms, 7-11 of which are expected to become hurricanes, including 3-6 major hurricanes in 2013.


Trimming trees now can save cleanup later

Pruning trees for hurricane season should rank high on the priority list for homeowners’ annual preparations. The chore keeps homes and neighborhoods safe, and trees healthy, too. Regular tree trimming makes trees hurricane ready, according to Michael Potter, Nueces County ...


Assess insurance needs in advance

Home and business owners’ insurance policies need annual check-ups to avoid surprises or desperate calls to insurance agents when a storm moves into the gulf. Jay Gutierrez, a Farmers Insurance agent, said property owners should meet with their insurance agents ...


Wrong window coverings could affect insurance

Homeowners have many options to choose from when it comes to purchasing shutters that defend a home and its contents from hurricanes and storms. Before boarding up or even before having a contractor install hurricane shutters, TDI officials say it is imperative to check with their office to verify if any window covering is approved ...


Plan for your pets in an evacuation

Mallory Octon knows Monty, Rocky, Tessa and Bates rely on her to keep them safe during the hurricane season. Octon, with many other pet owners in the Coastal Bend, has a plan of action to evacuate her three dogs and cat if a hurricane is headed to Corpus Christi ...


What to do before the storm

WHEN A WATCH IS ISSUED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME 1. Locate storm shutters, boards, garage door supports and any hardware or tools necessary for installation. 2. Do not prune trees. Trash collection will be delayed and loose branches may become dangerous ...


What to do during/after storm

During the storm 1. Stay informed at or by watching or listening to local television or KKTX 1360. Stay indoors, away from windows. 2. Consider turning off circuit breakers before the power goes off. 3. Once you get into ...


Memories of past storms still vivid

Doreen Harris, 80, still has the Caller–Times’ special publication of photos documenting the destruction of Hurricane Celia in 1970. But her vivid memory tells another story. “I remember military people clearing the streets,” she said. “I have a souvenir of ...


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