Our summer storms are coming fast and furious these days, and can be very dangerous. Obviously, you want to keep an ear on Pat Prokop's Doppler Max 11 forecast, but there's more you need to know just in case you get caught in the rain.
For most of us the rain's been inconvenient. But these storms can turn deadly in a heartbeat. This site is doing double duty for us tonight. It's the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Inland Flooding page. The idea is to warn folks who live miles from the ocean that hurricanes can flood them out as well, it's not just people on the beach. Here's a pretty graphic reminder, a downtown skyscraper skyline turned into waterfront property. If the pictures don't do it, how about some cold hard facts. Floods kill way more people than any other part of a tropical system. That's freshwater flooding, not the storm surge or waves at the beach. So what do we do? Start with a list of common sense tips about listening for warnings and coming up with plans.