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Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1st through November 30th. It is the time of year when a mass of clouds near the equat…

Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready

Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready

Hurricane Hazard: Get Ready is special program for hurricane season to get you and your family prepared.

Hurricane Shelters in the News 5 Area

Hurricane Shelters in Mobile County These Emergency Mass Care Shelters are not listed in any order or priority of opening.  Shelters will be…

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Hurricane Trivia, Definitions, and Names

Hurricane Trivia The earliest date in the year for a hurricane in the Atlantic basin, was March 7, in 1908. The first documented flight into…

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Hurricane Forecast Cone, and Wind Scale

Hurricane or tropical storm forecast cones from the National Hurricane Center are what we base our cone forecasts on at News 5. The cone sho…

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Latter

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was massive, historic, expensive, and deadly. Here are statistics, summaries, and a collection of stories looking …

Hurricane Georges Flooding in 1998

Hurricane Georges in 1998

Hurricane Georges in 1998 left flooding rainfall totals of 1 to 3 feet. It made landfall near Biloxi as a category 2 before rapidly weakenin…

Hurricane Danny Flooding

Hurricane Danny in 1997

Hurricane Danny in 1997 was a slow-moving Category 1 hurricane that left 2 to 3 feet of rain; storm tides of 5 to 6 feet; and it pushed wate…

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Hurricane Opal in 1995

Hurricane Opal hit the Florida Panhandle in October of 1995, as the third most-costly hurricane in US history, at that time.

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Hurricane Elena in 1985

Hurricane Elena was a major hurricane in 1985 with a track in the Gulf that took a full loop before landfall.

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Hurricane Frederic in 1979

On the evening of September 12, 1979, Hurricane Frederic crossed the west end of Dauphin Island as a Category 4 hurricane. It then traveled …