National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Date Posted: May 24, 2017

Each year NOAA’s National Hurricane Center hosts a Hurricane Awareness Tour, visiting coastal and inland cities that can be affected by tropical cyclones and the massive flooding that they bring. This year more than 13,000 people visited with hurricane experts and toured the Hurricane Hunter aircraft that fly into and around those dangerous storms. Over six days the tour landed in six different cities including Gander, Newfoundland, Canada; Islip, N.Y.; a first-ever stop in Washington D.C.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Orlando, and Opa Locka, Fla. At each stop, a different preparedness topic was featured. The National Hurricane Center and local forecast offices shared safety and preparedness messaging on social media throughout the week to inspire individuals and communities to prepare for Hurricanes before the season officially begins.

Snow mounds line the tarmac at Gander


 USAF personnel demonstrated the dropwindsonde
Kids boarding the G-IV in Islip NY Facebook live DCA
NOAA WP-3D Orion N42RF taking off from DCA

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