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  • First Alert Weather: rules to live by in Hurricane Season

    First Alert Weather: rules to live by in Hurricane Season

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:39:41 GMT
    Follow these ten rules to stress less and stay in the know each and every hurricane season! (Source: WECT)Follow these ten rules to stress less and stay in the know each and every hurricane season! (Source: WECT)

    Hurricane Season is a physical and emotional rollercoaster. It is a season of storms... and rumors of storms. It is a season of action... and anxiety. So how can you possibly stress less? Follow these rules!

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    Hurricane Season is a physical and emotional rollercoaster. It is a season of storms... and rumors of storms. It is a season of action... and anxiety. So how can you possibly stress less? Follow these rules!

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  • RIP CURRENTS: how to spot them, what to do if one catches you

    RIP CURRENTS: how to spot them, what to do if one catches you

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-07-10 11:17:26 GMT

    Your First Alert Weather Team wants you to stay safe in the surf! Here, we’ll explain rip currents: what they are, how to spot one, what do to if you get caught in one, and how to gauge each day’s risk of these potentially dangerous currents.

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    Your First Alert Weather Team wants you to stay safe in the surf! Here, we’ll explain rip currents: what they are, how to spot one, what do to if you get caught in one, and how to gauge each day’s risk of these potentially dangerous currents.

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  • Hurricane survival checklist

    Hurricane survival checklist

    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    If a storm was headed your way tomorrow, would you be prepared? It's important to have a kit stored in your home with items to keep your family safe during a disaster.

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    If a storm was headed your way tomorrow, would you be prepared? It's important to have a kit stored in your home with items to keep your family safe during a disaster.

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  • 10 hurricane safety tips

    10 hurricane safety tips

    Here are some Hurricane Safety Tips from the First Alert Weather Team for your family's hurricane preparedness.

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    Here are some Hurricane Safety Tips from the First Alert Weather Team for your family's hurricane preparedness.

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  • Hurricane cone-ology

    Hurricane cone-ology

    Today, satellites and supercomputers have vastly improved hurricane forecasting and warning. But one of our age's best tools for communicating a hurricane threat, the National Hurricane Center's official “forecast cone," can be misrepresented and is often misunderstood.

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    Today, satellites and supercomputers have vastly improved hurricane forecasting and warning. But one of our age's best tools for communicating a hurricane threat, the National Hurricane Center's official “forecast cone," can be misrepresented and is often misunderstood.

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  • Tropical terms and how a meteorologist might use them

    Tropical terms and how a meteorologist might use them

    Here's a look at tropical terms and how a meteorologist might use them.

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    Here's a look at tropical terms and how a meteorologist might use them.

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  • Hurricane hazards: Understanding the danger

    Hurricane hazards: Understanding the danger

    Hurricane hazards: Understanding the danger

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    Hurricane hazards: Understanding the danger

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  • How do hurricanes form?

    How do hurricanes form?

    All hurricanes start as tropical disturbances, which are areas of unsettled weather or thunderstorms in the tropics.

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    All hurricanes start as tropical disturbances, which are areas of unsettled weather or thunderstorms in the tropics.

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  • Updating your insurance

    Hurricane Preparedness Week is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Officials are reminding you that updating your insurance is an important part of preparing.

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    Hurricane Preparedness Week is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Officials are reminding you that updating your insurance is an important part of preparing.

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  • Safe boating precautions

    Safe boating precautions

    The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any threatening severe weather is planning, preparation and timely action. Develop a detailed plan of action for your vessel in advance.

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    The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any threatening severe weather is planning, preparation and timely action. Develop a detailed plan of action for your vessel in advance.

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  • Hurricane climatology

    Hurricane climatology

    Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November and, within that span, average hurricane activity tends to follow a "bell curve" shape.

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    Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November and, within that span, average hurricane activity tends to follow a "bell curve" shape.

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  • Pets: Preparedness and shelters

    Pets: Preparedness and shelters

    As part of our household disaster planning, make arrangements for your pets. Plan your course of action ahead of time. If you must evacuate, it's best to take your pets with you. Ideally, you now someone away from the coast who can care for them and provide a safe haven. 

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    As part of our household disaster planning, make arrangements for your pets. Plan your course of action ahead of time. If you must evacuate, it's best to take your pets with you. Ideally, you now someone away from the coast who can care for them and provide a safe haven. 

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  • Emergency contacts and power outage maps

    Emergency contacts and power outage maps

    Emergency contact numbers and links to power outage maps.

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    Emergency contact numbers and links to power outage maps.

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  • Hurricane FAQs

    Hurricane FAQs

    There are some questions that come up with every storm, so we tried to get the answers.

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    There are some questions that come up with every storm, so we tried to get the answers.

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  • Hurricane evacuation: where to head?

    Hurricane evacuation: where to head?

    (Source: FEMA)(Source: FEMA)

    If you opt to evacuate for an approaching hurricane, your direction of travel should hinge on the forecast track of the storm.

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    If you opt to evacuate for an approaching hurricane, your direction of travel should hinge on the forecast track of the storm.

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  • Shelters in southeastern NC

    Shelters in southeastern NC

    Stick with WECT for updates during a storm to know when and which specific shelters will open. 

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    Stick with WECT for updates during a storm to know when and which specific shelters will open. 

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