The Weather Channel Covers Tropical Storm Isaac Live From Cuba

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August 23rd, 2012

via press release:

The Weather Channel Covers Tropical Storm Isaac Live From Cuba

 

First-Time Live Coverage From Cuba and New Interactive Hurricane Tracker Helps Keep Consumers Safe and Follow Storm’s Path

 

ATLANTA (August 23, 2012) – As Isaac progresses through the Atlantic Ocean and to the Gulf of Mexico, The Weather Channel will cover a tropical storm live from Cuba for the first time ever, giving viewers an eyewitness account of the storm’s effects. As Isaac threatens to affect millions of people, The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is fulfilling its mission to help prepare and keep people safe during severe weather events. The company is taking extensive measures across all of its platforms – TV, online, mobile and tablet – to keep viewers and users informed. Measures include:

 

TV: The Weather Channel will send meteorologists out in the field to cover Tropical Storm Isaac as it heads to the Gulf of Mexico, possibly affecting the Republican National Convention. On-camera meteorologists will be stationed throughout points along the storm’s path:

Stephanie Abrams (@StephanieAbrams) will host an extended version “Wake Up With Al”, live from the Florida Keys beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET.

Mike Seidel (@MikeSeidel) will be live from Varadero, Cuba on Friday, Aug. 24, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) will be in Florida. Location TBD.

(NOTE: These locations are fluid and may change quickly depending on Tropical Storm Isaac’s path).

 

WEATHER.COM at Hurricane Central: Available at www.weather.com/hurricane, this is a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date news and information on current tropical systems, hurricane preparedness tips, and historical data on past storms. The following tools can be found at Hurricane Central:

Hurricane Tracker Map: Track the storm with the all-new, interactive hurricane tracker. The hurricane tracker includes storm details such as strength, location, wind speed, movement and pressure. Users can choose to view the storm in different layers, including previous, current and forecast paths. The tracker can also be used to view all the past named storms from the current hurricane season.

WeatherREADY: Users can find valuable WeatherREADY information and links to help prepare and keep informed before, during and after the storm, with a checklist of items to have on hand, tips for protecting your property, and more.

Live chats: A hosted online live chat tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 24, from noon until 2 p.m. ET will allow users to ask questions and get real-time severe weather updates and information directly from TWC experts, meteorologists, and local affiliates. Future chats may be added. Chat live at www.weather.com.

Notify!: Subscribers to The Weather Channel Notify! service (www.weather.com/notify) will receive alerts by email, phone or SMS when severe weather warnings are issued in their area.

 

MOBILE:

Access the latest updates and severe weather alerts on The Weather Channel apps acrosssmartphone and tablet devices.

All mobile users will have access to severe coverage, Hurricane Central, The Weather Channel Social and more via weather.com on mobile browsers.

Alerts: Sign up to receive free email or text message alerts for a local area from www.weather.com/alerts.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

My Friends’ Weather – See who among your Facebook friends and family may be affected by Isaac on weather.com. Visit www.weather.com/myfriendsweather to sign up.

Twitter – Follow #Isaac for the latest from @weatherchannel.

 
  • Constance Rogers

    We are closely wathching the warnings being issued by you as well as local reports. We are thirty to forty five minutes from the coast. Word on your channel is urging no travel in the morning. My daughter is a district manager of a women’s clothing store. Higher management is insisting that employees in Houma La, 70364, report to work in the morning as usual. Your reports are saying not to get out in the morning to stay put. If this storm worsens and we feel we need to flee, we are locked in by a company that is measureing the danger of the storm by people dancing in the streets in Florida. Please issue the warnings in a manner that speaks to the owners of stores in this area as they are trying to squeeze the last penny of the economy insteaad of making sure familes are prepared and safe if they choose to travel. The Sunshine Bridge which gets us to Texas is closing at 2 PM tomorrow. After that we cannot do anything. We appreciate anything you can do to stress to business owners that they do not want to be responsible for putting mommies and daddies in the path of possible dangers!

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