A rare January hurricane in the Atlantic closed in on the Azores on Friday, with authorities in the Portuguese islands warning of waves up to 18 meters (60 feet) high, wind gusts up to 160 kph (100 mph) and torrential rain.
During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So this season, they hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the public.
Crews have been working tirelessly for months to restore and rebuild the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, and all up and down the coastline.
This weekend, part of the boardwalk will finally reopen, six months after Superstorm Sandy.
It's been almost six months now since Hurricane Sandy changed our lives, and for those of us who live well inland, life is mostly back to normal.
Many weren't so lucky, and the devastation is still widespread.
This time of year a lot of college students are planning Spring Break vacations to places like Cancun, Miami, and Cabo...
But some will be spending their time here at the not-so-tropical Jersey Shore helping Sandy-ravaged towns to get back on their feet.