Color graphic to show threat storms pose

Jun 13, 2008

South Florida Sun-Sentinel--June 13, 2008

If a hurricane threatens South Florida this year, the National Weather Service in Miami plans to provide a special graphic depicting in detail how this region might be affected.

Called the Tropical Cyclone Impacts graphic, it will provide the level of threat from high winds, storm surge, inland flooding and tornadoes by way of color-coding system. For instance, magenta means there is an extreme threat, red means a high threat, orange means a moderate threat and yellow means a low threat.

Those colors will let residents to see where dangerous conditions are. Text also will explain the extent of the threats. The graphic will be displayed on the Miami weather service’s home page,, when storms threaten.

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