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WATCH | Storm Watch 2019 Special Report

Posted: 1:42 PM, May 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 11:45:13-04
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ABC Action News is Taking Action for You to help keep your family safe this hurricane season.

Last year, Hurricane Michael made its mark in the Florida panhandle as the first Category 5 Hurricane to hit the United States since 1992.

Many people are still struggling to get their lives back to normal.

Our team of meteorologists are here to help you get better prepared and more informed this hurricane season.

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2019 STORM NAMES

Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Imelda
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy

HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds