For the first time ever, Florida's hurricane insurance fund is entering a storm season with enough cash and assets on hand to pay off everything it could owe.
Hurricane season does not officially begin until June, but officials with Florida Power and Light are already busy preparing for the next big storm.
If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see separate warnings about storm surge in addition to warnings about tropical storm- and hurricane-force winds.
Sunday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, making it the ninth season without a major storm to hit Florida.
Tropical Depression Nine was likely to become a tropical storm Wednesday as it headed toward Campeche in Mexico, forecasters said.
The National Hurricane Center says a low pressure system it was monitoring in the Bay of Campeche has organized into the ninth tropical depression of the Atlantic Hurricane season.