Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Local and nationwide hurricane news, tracking maps, photos, video, satellite, radar, alerts, blogs and storm preparation guide

2014 Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Forecasts

Talking the Tropics With Mike

Action News Certified Broadcast Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh tracks the tropics with updates every single day during the hurricane season (June 1st - Nov. 30th).  Find out what's happening in the tropics, where tropical development is likely to occur & how Jacksonville and surrounding areas might be affected.

Tracking the Tropics

Hurricane Tracker

Hurricane tracker

Caribbean Satellite

Interactive Caribbean tracking map, satellite
Pacific radar

Pacific satellite

Interactive Pacific tracking map

Hawaii radar

Hawaii satellite

Interactive Hawaii tracking map

First Alert Weather: Surviving the Storm

Mike Buresh Tweets

Arielle Nixon Tweets

Erin Clanahan Tweets

Garrett Bedenbaugh Tweets


Before the storm

Before the Storm

What to do when a storm threatens or is approaching


During the Storm

Don't panic during storm

What to do when a storm is hitting your area.


After the storm

After the Storm

Tips on how to survive and recover after a storm

Storm Videos

Hurricanes and Severe Weather


Be Prepared for the Storm

Food and water tips

BEFORE THE STORM Shopping list Here’s what you should buy now. Don’t wait for a storm, when lines will be long and supplies short.



Preparation key to readiness

This page contains links to many of our handy step-by-step guides to preparing for and surviving a hurricane.


Hurricane map

Download a printable map to track this year's hurricanes.

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse


Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

The CDC's humorous guide on how to prepare for a real emergency.

Hurricane Dean


Hurricane Basics

The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft.

Storm Photo Galleries

Hurricane Patricia

Photos: Hurricane Patricia drenches Mexico

Hurricane Patricia brought heavy rains and winds to Mexico, but overall damage is reportedly light.

Destructive power of hurricanes

History's most destructive hurricanes

A look at the damage caused by some of the most destructive hurricanes from around the world.


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Viewer Videos

Viewer Videos