Category Archives: Hurricane

Active Hurricane Season Likely

From the NY Times, Hurricane Season, Already Busy, May Get Even Busier.

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Why No Hurricane Has Directly Hit VA, MD, or DE Since 1851

From the Wash post, this article: Why a Single Hurricane Has Not directly Hit VA, MD, or DE since 1851. The Diva is glad this area is relatively safe from hurricanes, since there are enough man-made disasters in the Washington, … Continue reading

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Improved Hurricane Decision Support

More capable hurricane decision support platform helps emergency managers Hurricane Matthew was one of the first operational uses of DHS’s S&T HURREVAC-eXtended (HV-X) platform. The HV-X platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers decision support tools for … Continue reading

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2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season – Above Normal Activity Predicted

NOAA predicts active Atlantic hurricane season with 5 to 9 hurricanes. The federal government predicts an unusually active 2017 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with five to nine hurricanes expected to form. Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading

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Reducing Damage and Losses from Hurricanes

Stop Building Where Hurricanes Hit the Hardest . [Note: after the article was published Fugate said: “Most of the article was right, but the Headline was wrong. I never said not to build, but change how we build and removed … Continue reading

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Urban Design Post Disaster – two articles

Designing cities to withstand natural disasters. In the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie in Australia, here is a discussion of some of the planning issues. What happens after Cyclone Debbie is a familiar process. It has been repeated many times in … Continue reading

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Hurricane Forecast Revised Upward

We’re Facing the Strongest Hurricane Season Since the Year Sandy Hit. ***NOAA reports a 70% chance of 12 to 17 named storms, of which five to eight are expected to become hurricanes, including two to four major hurricanes. This is … Continue reading

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