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Preparing Floridians for Hurricane Season with Spectrum News

July 1, 2021

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Charter is committed to supporting the communities where our customers and employees live and work, especially in times of need and crisis. For states that often are in the pathways of hurricanes, this means keeping our customers informed, safe, and connected during these dangerous storms.

Every year Florida coastlines are particularly vulnerable to dangerous hurricanes, with peak season occurring from the middle of August to the middle of October. In Florida, the Gulf coastline can be hit hard by hurricanes and tropical storms, particularly toward the end of hurricane season. Our Spectrum News weather teams provide storm preparedness checklists and useful guidance to help viewers prepare and stay safe. By using state-of-the-art technology, our expert meteorologists provide precise, hyperlocal, and up-to-date forecasts as storms develop and are equipped with the tools necessary to inform communities of severe weather events. 

Spectrum Bay News 9 Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay offers viewers in the Tampa area with important insights into preparing for this year’s hurricane season, and provides helpful reminders, which include:

  • The west coast of Florida has been hit more in October than in any other month
  • Rehearsing a plan to evacuate is a great way to prepare
  • Run from the water, hide from the wind
  • Evacuate close to home



Download a printable checklist here.

Our work serving communities begins long before these dangerous storms build up steam – Spectrum News provides 24/7 news, sports, and weather coverage on over 30 news channels in 9 states and on the Spectrum News App. Charter is committed to supporting the communities we serve when they need it most, including by helping prepare ahead of the storm, safely restoring service as quickly as possible, and rebuilding afterwards.

See more on how Spectrum News is keeping us connected when it matters most.