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Current tropical cyclone forecast track and danger area for each system is depicted as the shaded region in the graphic. Danger area is determined by adding 100-200-300 nautical miles to the 24-48-72 hour forecast position and maximum 34 knot wind radii respectively. The values used in determining danger areas are based on the latest 10-year average error in forecast tracks issued by the NHC. The TPC does not warrant that avoiding these danger areas will eliminate the risk of harm from tropical cyclones. Users operating in the vicinity of these systems are advised to continually monitor the latest Forecast/Advisories from the NHC and proceed at their own risk. The danger area will not be depicted from tropical cyclones that transition to extratropical status.National Hurricane Center

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 Issue 4 times daily by the National Hurricane Center

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Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific out to 140°W


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If you live in an area threaten by storm surge, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is "Should I Evacuate?"

You should be able to answer the following three questions before a hurricane threatens your community 

  • What are your community's Hurricane Hazards?

    • Storm Surge

    • Hurricane Force winds

    • Heavy Rain and Flooding

    • Tornadoes

  • Which ones affect your family, home, and/or business,  ?

    • Do you live in a Surge Zone? On a Barrier Island? In an area prone to flooding? In a strong sturdy home?

  • What actions should you take to be prepared?

    • Family Disaster Plan, Disaster Supply Kit, Secure your home, Have a place to go, and Stay Aware

If you are asked to evacuate, you should do so without delay. But unless you live in a coastal or low-lying area, an area that floods frequently, or in manufactured housing, it is unlikely that emergency managers will ask you to evacuate. That means that it is important for you and your family to HAVE A PLAN that makes you as safe as possible in your home.

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