What dictates a hurricane’s strength?
There are many ways to categorize a hurricane. The storm’s central pressure is one way. The height of its storm surge is another. How much rain it drops is another. And, of course, the strength of its wind is another. But what causes a hurricane to strengthen or weaken? The answer is simple enough, but multifaceted.
Gov. DeSantis: Hurricane Ian is ‘real deal,’ ‘knocking on door of Category 5 storm’
Calling Hurricane Ian the "real deal" as he urged Floridians in the storm's immediate path to "hunker down" Wednesday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the powerful Category 4 storm had wind speeds of 155 mph -- knocking on the door of a Category 5 (which starts at 157 mph).
Insurance agents offer advice to hurricane-proof your home
Insurance agents say that it’s extremely important to make sure your home is properly prepped ahead of the storm, no matter how strong the storm may get -- from making sure your gutters are free of debris to making sure your sandbags are properly in place.