A Typical Summer Time Forecast

July 19, 2019 at 7:21 AM

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -High pressure is sitting on top of us, bringing about south easterly winds which will bring fair to partly cloudy skies for us during the morning and scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours.

First Alert Weather - 12:00pm July 19, 2019

ABC7 Sarasota 2019 Hurricane Guide

ABC7: Checklist and quick tips for Hurricane Season on the Suncoast

Hurricane season has begun and here at ABC7 we want to ensure our viewers understand the importance of being prepared for severe weather.

Plywood Shuttering: How resourceful is it as protection during hurricanes?

For those without hurricane resistant doors and winds, shuttering is the first line of defense. The least expensive option will be do-it-yourself plywood shuttering. But how good is that?

 NOAA predicts 4-8 hurricanes this year, including 2-4 major hurricanes

Ahead of hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is releasing its prediction on what we can expect this year.

 Hurricane Preparedness Week: Making an evacuation plan

For the next six days, officials will address six different storm issues.

 Hurricane Preparedness Week: Assembling a Supply Kit

Like always, we’re hoping for the best, but still have to prepare for the worst for this upcoming hurricane season.

 Hurricane Preparedness Week: Check your Insurance

In the words of Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR), when it comes to flooding, Florida’s risk is real. But staff at the OIR also have some startling statistics to show that many people don’t realize this.

 Hurricane Preparedness Week: Strengthen your home

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Strengthen your home

 Everything you need to know about Florida’s tax-free holiday on hurricane supplies

It's time to stock up on hurricane preparation supplies with hurricane season starting June 1st. May 31st through June 6th you can buy hurricane gear tax-free.

 Sarasota County re-evaluating their approach to evacuation shelters

Hurricane Irma taught local leaders many lessons about hurricane preparedness. Since, Sarasota County emergency officials have been trying to improve their game plan. One of them is re-evaluating hurricane shelters.

Everything you need to know about pet shelters this hurricane season

Hurricane season starts June 1st and along with having a plan for yourself, you want to also make a plan for your pet.

 How cancer patients should prepare for a hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness: Cancer patients

 Planning for a Hurricane: Evacuation Routes

Ever since Hurricane Irma in 2017, surveys have shown many of us take hurricane season more seriously. One thing you want to make sure you're aware of is your evacuation level and what routes you'd take if you need to leave.

 Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma to help better prepare you for hurricane season

June 1st marks the start of hurricane season and it's important to be prepared.

Try to de-stress even as you prepare for severe weather

Researchers at the University of California-Irvine released a study this year asking 1,600 Florida residents to report their hours spent watching media reports in advance of 2017’s Hurricane Irma and their anxiety levels in the aftermath.

FPL STORM TIPS: Keep your family and home safe during hurricane season

At FPL, safety is the cornerstone of our commitment to customers and employees. FPL urges Floridians to be prepared and be aware of potential safety hazards at all times, especially before, during and after severe weather.


Mote tracks green sea turtles as record nest numbers hit the Suncoast

  Multiple families in Bradenton temporarily without their homes after a fire that happened on Thursday evening

In Manatee County, three families are temporarily out of their home, after fire damaged an apartment in Bradenton.