If a storm comes, you'll need to know how to get out of town or go to a shelter. Know your county's evacuation routes. Might there be a low-lying area between you and a major route? Study up in advance and have a backup plan. (Note: Some of the maps take a while to load, and it's recommended that you have an updated version of Adobe Flash to display them.)
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Before a storm threatens Tampa Bay, you'll want to be prepared. If a storm strikes, you'll want to get out of town, or to a shelter. And after the storm, you'll want to survive. Find out how inside the hurricane guide published in print editions of the Tampa Bay Times.
ROSEAU, Dominica — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with catastrophic winds, leaving what one official described Tuesday as "widespread devastation" from the monster storm now threatening …
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.
ST. PETERSBURG — The focal point of the Salvador Dalí Museum's "Avant-garden" has been restored to its previous-Hurricane Irma glory.
MIAMI — Aware that the Cuban government sometimes rebuffs hurricane relief from large U.S.-based charities, Cuban Americans and exile organizations are trying to come up with ways to help friends and family after Hurricane Irma tore through the island's north coast.
We sawed through plywood and boarded up windows, hoarded water and bought stores out of batteries. We took down flags and porch swings and filled up with gas, hit the road or hunkered down.
In short, we all made plans.
FORT LAUDERDALE — After a painful flight across several states to escape unpredictable Hurricane Irma, Suzanne Pallot says it's unlikely she would evacuate South Florida again — an attitude echoed by other evacuees that experts say could put them in danger when the next storm hits.
DADE CITY — A goat and five ducks, the last remaining residents of the Withlacoochee River RV Park & Canoe Rental, were evacuated Sunday afternoon.
CORAL BAY, U.S. Virgin Islands — Sharon Coldren, standing on the balcony of the Coral Bay Community Council building, raised a megaphone to give a warning to about 100 of her fellow islanders.
Hurricane Maria was upgraded from a tropical storm Sunday evening.
BROOKSVILLE — Major flooding is threatening residents along the Withlacoochee River, emergency officials reported Sunday.
TAMPA — After their power flickered off amid Hurricane Irma's fury, Sydney and Bob Bell decided to stay at their Sunset Park house with their 15-year-old springer spaniel, Bonnie.
Tropical Storm Maria formed in the Atlantic Saturday afternoon, threatening to pound islands already hit hard by Irma with another hurricane early next week.