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December’s Palm Coast Tornado Focus of Emergency Alert Survey in CodeRED Study

| February 3, 2014

The City of Palm Coast is participating in a new University of Missouri-Columbia research study regarding emergency tornado notification–and asking residents who were in Palm Coast on Dec. 14, when the tornado struck, to take part in the survey and help improve emergency response and safety measures.

Eulogy For a Tornado: Palm Coast Memorializes December Twister in Numbers and Kudos

| January 22, 2014

With a dramatic video narrated by Mayor Jon Netts and a line-up of presenters, the Palm Coast City Council heard and watched a recap of the December tornado that ripped through the city’s B, C and F Sections, with nearly final costs to property owners and to the city’s bottom line.

Temperatures Fall Less Than Feared, to 28 in Palm Coast; Freeze Warning Renewed Tonight

| January 7, 2014

Tuesday night and Wednesday morning a light freeze is still expected locally, especially in the northern part of the county, with low temperatures in the upper 20s or low 30s inland again exposing plants and pets to cold hazards, and the duration of sub-freezing temperatures expected to last between four to six hours.

Federal Officials Descending on Palm Coast Thursday to Conduct House-By-House Evaluation for Aid

| December 18, 2013

Federal, state, county and city officials will be in Palm Coast’s B, C and F Sections starting Thursday morning to conduct an assessment of Saturday evening’s tornado and decide what financial aide, if any, may be released.

Palm Coast Mayor Declares State of Local Emergency as Tornado Details Emerge

| December 16, 2013

The state of local emergency does not release state or federal aid dollars, but it gives the city more freedom and authority to address the storm’s aftermath such as expediting permitting, scheduling more debris and trash removal than normal and applying for state support.

That Ruckus Rattling Your Windows Is the Navy’s Routine Bombing of Florida

| December 16, 2013

The Navy has is conducting bombing runs Monday and Tuesday on 5,760 acres of the Pinecastle Impact Range in the Ocala National Forest. In cool weather, sounds travel farther, and may be rattling windows in Palm Coast and Flagler County.

Spared Again: Florida Makes It Through 8th Straight Hurricane Season Without Major Hit

| November 26, 2013

The pre-season forecast for the June-through-November storm season for the Atlantic and Caribbean was for 12 to 18 named storms, with between six and 10 reaching hurricane status. Saturday was the last official day of this year’s hurricane season.

All Quiet On the Hurricane Front Half-Way Through Season, But Don’t Relax Yet

| August 21, 2013

Federal emergency managers held a news conference Wednesday to reinforce the message that Florida is just entering the thick of hurricane season in late August and September even though so far the 2013 hurricane season has been a breeze in Florida.

Tropical Storm Dorian Graying His Way West But Florida Not Yet in His Picture

| July 25, 2013

Thursday morning Tropical Storm Dorian was closer to its nursery grounds in Africa than to either North or South America, but it was making a beeline west for the northern part of the Antilles, which it is forecast to reach by early next week. It’s too early to speculate about a threat to Florida.

Tropical Storm Chantal Is Depressed: More Soggy Than Worrisome Weekend for Flagler

| July 10, 2013

Tropical Storm Chantal is on track to skirt the east coast of the Florida Peninsula this weekend, passing offshore of Flagler County, but as a tropical depression. The National Hurricane Center’s forecast so far raises few alarms about the storm’s severity, except for heavy rainfalls in the Antilles.

Tropical Storm Andrea: Flagler Under Storm Warning as Gov. Scott Takes Shots at Obama

| June 6, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea is here to stay for a few hours. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who seldom misses an opportunity to attack the Obama administration, on Thursday named–and blamed–President Obama as the reason why a potential response to storm emergencies needing National Guard personnel would be delayed.

Flagler Emergency Director Warns: Forget Hurricane Predictions. Just Be Prepared.

| June 4, 2013

As forecasters predict a busy hurricane season–18 named storms, nine hurricanes, four major ones–Flagler’s Emergency Operations Director Troy Harper warned against basing preparedness on predictions and actively developing a disaster plan instead, whether at home or in one’s business.

Palm Coast Cited Among Florida Cities Most Vulnerable to Climate Change in Latest Review

| January 22, 2013

The federal National Climate Assessment just released names Palm Coast among four Florida cities vulnerable to sea level rises and other vulnerabilities to climate change. Flagler County has no comprehensive initiative locally to frame long-term climate-change policy collectively.

Hurricane Sandy: Flagler May Get Lashed By Winds and Rip Currents But Little More

| October 24, 2012

Hurricane Sandy became the 10th hurricane of the season Wednesday as it approached Jamaica and Cuba, but Flagler will only feel side effects from its tropical-storm winds, at most 25 to 35 mph, this weekend.

Isaac, Now a Category 1 Hurricane, Makes Louisiana Landfall With Huge Storm Surge

| August 29, 2012

Isaac became a Category 1 Hurricane Tuesday. The vast, slow-moving hurricane is combing with high tides to produce enormous storm surges as Isaac threatenes New Orleans and coastal areas stretching to Florida’s Gulf coasts.

Disaster Recovery Days:
Rebuilding a Business After Hurricane Andrew

| August 18, 2012

When Hurricane Andrews ravaged the physical location of the main offices of his electronic protection firm in Miami 20 years ago, Frank Gromling discovered new sources of ingenuity and rewards, despite, and at times because of, the struggles to rebuild.

Hurricane Andrew 20 Years Later: Memories of Resilience in a Storm’s Wake

| August 11, 2012

Frank Gromling, who lived and worked in the path of Hurricane Andrew 20 years ago, remembers the days of the storm and its aftermath in a South Florida ravished beyond recognition. A spirit for rebirth was left intact, however.

Drought, Wildfires and the Hottest Month Ever: July Scorched American Earth

| August 8, 2012

July 2012 was the hottest month ever in the contiguous United States, after a June that was the hottest in the northern hemisphere, in 132 years of record-keeping. The effects of global warming are especially pronounced in the polar regions.

Thunderstorm Warning Downgraded to Severe Weather Advisory Until 5:30 PM

| June 12, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Flagler County as well as northeastern Putnam and southeastern St. Johns counties until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Beryl: Weather Event Over, Memorial Day Brightens Up

| May 28, 2012

Be cautious, but Beryl is no bear, and it may prove to have more benefits than drawbacks despite dampening Memorial Day plans and grills, at least for Flagler County, which may see heavy rain but may also be spared the rougher edges of the storm.

Be Prepared: 9 to 15 Tropical Storms or Hurricanes Predicted Beginning June 1

| May 25, 2012

NOAA predicts a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms, four to eight of them strengthening to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher) and of those one to three will become major hurricanes. Be prepared.

Flagler Forest Division Chief Warns of Fire Season “Possibly as Severe as 1998”

| March 5, 2012

Persistent dryness, long-term weather patterns and dried-up swamps are combining for a dangerous fire season ahead for Flagler County, Mike Kuypers, district manager for the Florida Division of Forestry, told the county commission this morning.

Despite 4 to 7 Inches of Rain, Palm Coast And Flagler Are Still Facing Drought

| December 12, 2011

An area of Bunnell saw the most rain in the last 24 hours, at just over 7 inches, parts of A1A, Palm Coast and the Mondex saw water-covered roads, but no property damage or home flooding. This rain event aside, the drought persists.

Hurricane Update: Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Coastal Waters Off Flagler

| August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene won’t slam Florida the way it will the Northeast, but high surf of 12 to 18 feet near shore means a tropical storm warning for coastal areas here and windy conditions overnight.

As 16 Fires Old and New Burn in Flagler, More Heat But Also More Storms Predicted

| August 16, 2011

Most new fires in Flagler County have been small, but lightning keeps triggering them, and near-record heat combined with lower-than-expected rains are keeping conditions brittle even as more named storms are predicted for the remainder of the hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Emily Not Expected to Shake Up Flagler This Weekend

| August 2, 2011

Tropical Storm Emily may be closest to Flagler County by Saturday, but even then the National Weather Service isn’t predicting much of a change from the usual summer storms.

Weather and Climate Extremes Punctuate a Very Warm, Very Wet April Across the U.S.

| May 9, 2011

The average temperature was almost 1 full degree above the 100-year average, and Florida’s drought aside, April was the 7th wettest month on record, triggering historic flooding.

Tornado Watch for Flagler and St. Johns Counties Lifted; Rain Into Afternoon

| April 5, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Flagler and St. Johns counties, among seven northeast Florida counties, in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Downed Trees and Powerlines in Wake of Violent Storm That Shook Flagler Wednesday

| March 30, 2011

The tornado watch on until 8 p.m. was upgraded to a warning until 4:45 p.m. in northern Flagler County. That means a tornado is either imminent or has been spotted in the affected region.

Tornado Warning for Northern Flagler County Until 4:45 p.m., Watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday

| March 30, 2011

Some 33 North Florida counties, including Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia, are under the tornado watch advisory as a large swirl of sever storms moves from the Panhandle across the northern portion of the state.

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