Officials say they are on schedule to open the new home base for the U.S. government's "hurricane hunter" aircraft before the Atlantic hurricane season begins.

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It’s hurricane season. Although it’s been a quiet one so far, one study says if a storm does come through people may not take it as seriously if it has a feminine name.

Invasive Trees, Get Out!

Oct 26, 2015

When Hurricane Wilma tore through South Florida, the storm left a wake of snapped and uprooted trees.

The hurricane-force winds took out all kinds of foliage, but some of the most notorious invasive trees were among the most vulnerable.

Ten years later, those felled trees were an opportunity for new growth.

  Before Hurricane Wilma's winds swept across mainland South Florida, the storm's waters surged over the Florida Keys — the largest storm surge the islands had seen since Hurricane Betsy in 1965.

It's been 12 years since the last major hurricane hit South Florida, so we'd like to help you find and dust off your hurricane supplies.

It's best to buy and prep now to avoid long lines and stores running out of stock.

Here's what you need in a disaster supply kit: