Category Archives: Hurricane

Hurricane Prepareness Advice – from USCG

Reminder: June is the start of hurricane season in the U.S. Some advice from the US Coast Guard re Hurricane Preparedness. Hurricane Preparedness; Make your safety plans in advance.

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Concerns in PR and FL re 2018 Hurricane Season

Concern is growing in those places still recovering from 2017 hurricanes about the coming of the 2018 hurricane season, as of the first of June. See: Puerto Rico running out of time as storm season nears, FEMA says Florida Keys … Continue reading

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Better Prediction for East Coast Hurricane Flooding

From the HSNewswire: Predicting East Coast hurricane flooding risks. A model developed at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will soon make its debut in the real world, helping to characterize and predict the paths and impacts of hurricanes on the East Coast.

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House Hearing on 2017 Hurricanes

From the House Homeland Security Committee: Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons from the 2017 Disasters

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Should the Hurricane Scale Be Revised?

In the U.S. we rely on the Saffir-Simpson Scale to measure hurricanes; that scale gives a 5 rating to the strongest storms. Now there is consideration of a possible addition to the scale. See: Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ … Continue reading

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Recap of 2017 Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is finally ending. Interesting facts and figures for the 2017 season of hurricanes.

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H. Harvey Second Most Costly U.S. Disaster

From the WSJ: Two Months After Harvey, Houston Continues to Count the Cost Tens of thousands are still living in hotel rooms from the August hurricane, which is estimated to have cost $73.5 billion in economic loss. Note that the … Continue reading

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