Hurricane Hunters share knowledge of tracking storms

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to fly into the eye of a hurricane, mark your ca lander. The Hurricane Hunters, based at Keesler Air Force Base, are offering a lecture series this storm season where they're sharing their knowledge about hurricane tracking.

The series, which lasts through November, began this week at the Biloxi Visitor's Center, and focused on their recent trip through Tropical Storm Andrea.

Val Hendry just returned from Andrea. She said the series is designed to help those who may not be familiar with how hurricanes work or for those just interested in the science.

"We would like to just explain what our mission is and maybe get them interested in building their emergency preparedness plans and kits," Hendry said.

As hurricane season progresses, the hurricane hunters will be able to share even more knowledge about the inner workings of these tropical storms. The lectures will feature various hunters who have all tracked different storms from Camille to Katrina. Some of them even star in a nationwide series called Hurricane Hunters that airs this month.

The lectures will last from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Biloxi Visitor Center. The dates are July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, and November 7.

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