Tag: national oceanic and atmospheric administration

Jimmy Patronis Urges Floridians to Prepare for a Busy Hurricane Season

This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis encouraged Floridians to start preparing for hurricane season now as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-normal hurricane...

NOAA Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season in the Atlantic

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive...
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Marco Rubio Gets Support for Proposals to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather, Restoring...

This week, the U.S. Senate Climate Solutions threw its support behind U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” and “Built to Last Act.” Rubio, who is a member of the caucus, weighed in...

Florida Delegation Urges NOAA to Restore Indian River Lagoon and Help Manatees

Members of the Florida congressional delegation called on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Richard Spinrad to support Florida’s manatees by aiding efforts to improve water quality and prevent harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon estuary.

Marco Rubio, Bill Posey Want Feds to Update National Flood Insurance Program Rate Maps

Rubio and Posey first introduced the “Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act" two years ago, insisting it will “provide Floridians and others who utilize NFIP, with the most accurate data for flood hazard identification.” They reintroduced the proposal last week. 

South Florida Congressional Republicans Want to Know if ODA is Ready for Hurricane Season

U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Maria Elvira Salazar sent a letter to Isabella Guzman, the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), urging her to provide more information on the preparedness of the Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) for the 2021 hurricane season and the office’s ability to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while also managing loans stemming from natural disasters.

Ashley Moody Releases Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Following a record-breaking season last year, with 30 named storms, Moody is encouraging Floridians to make preparations now and to have a plan in place.

NOAA Predicts ‘Above-Normal’ Hurricane Season

“For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70 percent confidence.”