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#HurricaneIan is a really bad one. #Katrina bad. #Andrew bad #Michael bad.

I've been away from Twitter for a couple weeks; back in #HWStormWatch mode now. My top tips below.

The very best website for #Ian info:
Tips for surviving #HurricaneIan:


You can drown in just 6" of flood water, if it's moving fast enough. The danger threshold for vehicles is 12".
Flood waters are extremely unhygienic & can hide obstacles & sinkholes. Don't walk in them.

Evacuate BEFORE the storm. If you don't, then stay put until it's gone.

Never go out during the short window of time when the eye of the storm passes. You don't know when it will end.
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Just three quick tweets about Atlantic hurricane potential in August 2022.

Luckily, the season's been quiet af so far, as we near the halfway point in 3 weeks. There is a small chance of a US landfalling storm arising from the system below.

It's far too early to tell where this might go, but we'll know more each day. The NE Pacific basin is all the way up to Tropical Storm Howard, but the Atlantic has only reached TS Colin.

The next storm names are Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, and Karl.
As always, I encourage you to prepare for extreme weather and natural and other disasters that are possible in your region. is a brilliant resource.

And pls donate blood routinely if you can. It's always needed.

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My #HWStormWatch update for 6/30/22 is that there's no tropical storms in the US to worry about rn.

Current rain event in TX, the other two Atlantic storms and the Pacific storm will peter out.

A busy season is forecast...

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This year's Atlantic and NE Pacific hurricane seasons will see an increased number and severity of storms.

On top of that, US supply chains can barely keep up with current demand. Post hurricane response times will be much longer, so:
I strongly recommend your household emergency supplies be increased, so that you can remain self sufficient for as long as possible. Upskill yourself on all aspects of prepping, even if you are far away from hurricane country. Supply chains are all interconnected.
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As a 5-year veteran of Atlantic hurricane watching, I believe the message in this video is vital for EVERY American.

For both natural & human-made reasons, the 2022 season will be worse than normal.



The disaster readiness messages in the above video are pertinent to people anywhere in the world, too.

There are always people who don't prepare well enough, often because they don't realize how severely a natural disaster can affect them. They rely on others to save them.
This is not a good idea anytime, but especially in the US right now.

We do have a responsibility to think of and offer help to our neighbors as best we can.

"You are your own first responder."
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Thread: Atlantic Hurricane Season '22

I know, I know, the wars on public health, democracy, & Ukraine have exhausted you. Storms don't care about that. But at least we *can* control this:

May 1-7, 2022 is #HurricanePreparednessWeek

That link above is a treasure trove on prepping for hurricanes, and other threats too.

I used to encourage folk to shop for supplies as early as possible since they always run out before the hurricane arrives.

Then the pandemic said: hold my beer.
Any time spent prepping is better than nothing. For many of us, money is tight, and we have enough going on today to turn our minds to tomorrow, let alone the start of hurricane season in 51 days.

So do what you can, where you can, when you can.
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Please, Twitter, hire me to edit your draft headlines so you stop embarrassing yourselves concerning hurricanes.

It's not "another" storm. It's the same storm #Ida, after it's been a hurricane but is still a hazard until it is well clear of land.

#HWStormWatch #WxTwitter
There's 3 problems with Twitter's headline.

1. It's absent of punctuation. They use it in other headlines.

2. This causes confusion bc many people don't know how a post-TC is named.

3. Maybe it was deliberate, to generate clicks.
Imma assume it was an innocent mistake on the part of Twitter. Occam's Razor.

If it was deliberate, then it's one of many examples I've seen over the years where potentially saving lives is less important to them than Twitter marketing.
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(1) Late August 2021 #HWStormWatch🌀 thread.


#TSFred is about to make landfall in the NE Gulf.

#TSGrace is poised to assault the people of Western Haiti just one day after their M7.2 earthquake.

(2) Fortunately #TSGrace is not predicted to landfall in any of the Southern US states that already have #HospitalSystemCollapse from the fourth and so far worst US wave of Covid.

I hope by the time it reaches MX it doesn't wreak havoc there, either.

(3) There is a system in the Atlantic, TD 8, which if the winds get strong enough could be named #TSHenri.

The below graphic shows you this storm and #Fred and #Grace.

Upcoming available names: Ida, Julian, Kate, and Larry.

TD8: Image
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(1) We've had about a month since Hurricane #Elsa with quiet seas out in the Atlantic. That is about to change, as we approach peak season in late August/early Sept.

Some systems forming:…

Plus some E. Pacific storms.

(2) Now is not the time for states like FL to be tormented by partisan political division & the rejection of life-saving steps like #GetVaccinated & #MaskUp.

It's never the time, but especially not in peak hurricane season.

#NoPoliticsOnTheBoat #ThisIsAmerica #RightMatters
(3) That Facebook post was written by a woman in Houston, TX affected by one of the worst US hurricanes on record, #Harvey in 2017.

How I wish the level of partisan division in 2021 was lower, like it was 4 years ago.
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(1) Potential future storm hanging around in the Caribbean.

This one may turn out to be a nothingburger for the US, but it is tracking in a W-NW direction with a lot of ocean to cover yet.

Hopefully nothing much develops until peak season in August-Sept.

(2) There's a storm in the Eastern Pacific to monitor, and nothing of concern yet in the Central Pacific zone.

In 4 years of watching, I haven't seen a storm off the Western coast of Mexico that developed into a hurricane affecting the SW USA but it's not impossible one day.
(3) It's a fact that weather patterns around the world are less stable, but it's certainly not linear from year to year. I think where folk disagree is on the question of what is causing it.

Regardless, natural disasters affect us all. And the impact is worse during a pandemic.
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(1) And so it begins. #HWStormWatch🇺🇸🌀

Hurricane #Bill got a name but he's of no concern to me.

It's the future Hurricane #Claudette⚜️, (lovely Cajun name) that means y'all in her path must get #prepping today.

#Danny #Elsa #Fred #Grace next…
(2) Why on earth would a Kiwi fan of Margaret Thatcher be interested in US Gulf and Atlantic coast hurricanes?

Several reasons, but we'll start with being an earthquake survivor. (2011, NZ, 185 deaths in my city.)

It changed my life.
(3) Earthquakes can't be predicted. Anyone who claims they can is trying to scam you.

Hurricanes CAN be predicted.

So instead of despairing at the death toll each time, I promote #readiness and I fight #disinformation too.
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(1) #HWstormwatch update 5.30pm EDT Thursday.

#Wilfred will likely be the name of the storm currently brewing in the Gulf. NHC says it will move NNE, which is bad news for the US Gulf coast.

#Alpha will probably be the name of the orange storm below. Future track uncertain.
(2) Post tropical storm #Sally still has a few more days of heavy rain for the Carolinas, Virginia and maybe other states. Flooding in AL and FL will take a while to go away. Please keep these & #Laura folk in your prayers, and donate if you can.

#Vicky is remnants now.
(3) Weatherfolk and Democrats are trying to talk up the danger from an above-average hurricane season but always do your own fact checking, esp. when someone is trying to provoke fear.

Most recent Atlantic storms were never a threat to the US. Numbers tell only half the story.
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(1) Gather round for tonight's #HWstormwatch update. Getting to be too much info for one tweet at the moment.

For now, if you're in the states that are usually affected, you should be checking the forecast at least daily, if not twice a day.

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(2) The X is where the storm is today. The circle is where it is forecast to be in 5 days' time.

The yellow one is going to move away from the US, phew. The orange one will likely end up getting a name. #Sally #Teddy or #Vicky. Image
(3) Storms develop and worsen quickly in the Gulf. So keep watch, if you are there.

In the recent #HurricaneLaura, at least one person died 200 miles inland, from a tree falling on their home.

So the risk these days can go far inland.
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