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From Atlantic to Pacific - Severe Tropical Weather


Last night, tropical storm Bret formed in the Atlantic, the second named tropical system of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. We’re closely monitoring Bret through our regional office in Atlanta as we coordinate closely with forecasters from the National Hurricane Center.

According to NHC forecasts, Bret is expected to move away from the continental U.S. over the next few days.

And in the Pacific basin, forecasters are following a well-defined low pressure area that is likely to become tropical cyclone Dora in the next 48 hours. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect for the U.S. at this time and based on current forecasts, the storm is not expected to be a threat to the West coast.

While the latest round of severe tropical weather appears to be steering clear of the U.S., it’s important that you get prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms before one is approaching your community. Check out for more info on getting prepared and visit for the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane season lasts until November 30, so now is a great time to get your home and family prepared.

Last Updated: 
02/22/2013 - 17:04

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