Complacency kills: Get ready for Hurricane Season 2019

Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced their 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook on May 23. They predicted nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes – and, two to four that could become major hurricanes. That compares to Colorado State University’s hurricane research team’s forecast in April, which predicted 13 named storms, … [Read more...]

Pasco launches new alert system

Pasco County has launched a new system called Alert Pasco, which allows residents to be notified of emergencies, such as wildfires and hurricanes. Residents can sign up for the alerts by using the county’s mobile application, MyPasco. Pasco County officials introduced this new “mass notification tool” at a press conference in New Port Richey on May 31, one day before the start of … [Read more...]