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FEMA Awards $2.4 Million for Hurricane Isaac Recovery

Excerpt of an article from Fox 8: FEMA recently awarded more than $2.4 million in Hurricane Isaac recovery money to Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish. Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years on: Hard-Hitting Pictures Reveal Tragic Legacy of New Orleans Disaster

Excerpt of an article from the UK Mirror: Abandoned houses marked with X, homeless people and drug addicts begging on the streets – this is the tragic legacy of Hurricane Katrina 10 years on. Continue reading

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Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt of an article from NJ Spotlight: October 29, 2012, seemed like just another day for Ron Krauss and his family. The Halloween decorations were up at their Union Beach home, and though Sandy was approaching, Krauss wasn’t terribly worried. Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Allege Engineering Report Alterations

Excerpt of an article from Aljazeera America: Victoria Marvelli and her husband, Al, thought they had finally made it. Just two days before Christmas in 2011, they closed on their dream home, nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac right on the water in the quiet coastal town of Seaford, New York. Four months later, they were married. Soon after, Marvelli, 34, became pregnant with their first child, Anthony. Continue reading

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How Hurricane Technology Can Reduce Risk Uncertainty

Excerpt of an article from Artemis.bm: Risk models are an important tool for evaluating risk and responding to impending events. Reinsurance, Insurance Linked Securities and catastrophe bonds are dependent on assessing risk in susceptible locations like Florida and the U. S. Gulf of Mexico coast. Continue reading

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Communicating a Hurricane’s Real Risks

Excerpt of an article from Phys.org: A hurricane is heading toward the coast. Weather forecasters predict strong winds, massive waves and intense rainfall. But what does that mean for you? Will your neighborhood be flooded? Should you evacuate? Continue reading

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Fly High on a ‘Hurricane Hunter’ Plane with Tamara Berg

Excerpt of an article from KCRA.com: KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg takes us inside a P-3 aircraft, which has been used to go into weather phenomenon such as Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

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Here are the Top Four Hurricane Preparation Myths

Excerpt of an article from Property Casualty 360: When it comes to hurricanes, there are a lot of myths out there. When should you evacuate? Is it expensive to strengthen your home? Many Americans actually don’t know the correct answers to these questions. Continue reading

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De Blasio Plans Affordable Housing in Areas Swamped by Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt of an article from Inside Climate News: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable-housing plan for New York City announced Tuesday calls for thousands of new residences to be built in low-lying neighborhoods hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Continue reading

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A Decade Later, Hurricane Katrina Remains Relevant

Excerpt of an article from O’Dwyer’s: Hurricane Katrina will be remembered for the death and destruction it left behind. But it also changed the way we as an agency think about crisis — or disaster — communications. Continue reading

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