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Hurricane-Strength Winds Blast Southern California, Knock Out Power

Excerpt of an article from the National Monitor: Wind gusts reaching hurricane strength at 89 miles per hour blew over trees and power poles in Southern California over the weekend, leaving thousands without power. Continue reading

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2015 Hurricane Season Predicted to be “the Most Active and Dangerous in Three Years”

Excerpt of an article from the St. Lucia News Online: Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO), a leading hurricane cycle prediction company, says, “The 2015 Atlantic Basin hurricane season will be the most active and dangerous in at least 3 years, and the next 3 seasons will be the most dangerous in 10 years.” Continue reading

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Port of Long Beach Leaders Approve $3.8 Million to Fix Hurricane Marie-Damaged Port Areas

Excerpt of an article from the Press Telegram: Harbor leaders voted Monday to authorize spending of $3.8 million to repair damage caused by Hurricane Marie to the Port of Long Beach. Continue reading

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North Atlantic Bomb Cyclone Tracks Toward Ireland, U.K., Threatens Hurricane-Force Winds

Excerpt of an article from the Washington Post: Yet another wicked North Atlantic storm is taking aim at Ireland and the U.K. this week. Over the next 24 hours, what is currently a garden-variety low pressure system off the coast of Newfoundland will explode in intensity as it tracks east toward northern Europe. Continue reading

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2015 Hurricane Season; Communicating Hazards Better

Excerpt of an article from WUSA9.com: The Washington region is not immune from the impacts of tropical weather. Hurricanes Isabel and Hazel have been two of the more prominent storms to affect the region over the past 60 years. Over that time, the National Hurricane Center has made great strides in forecast accuracy. Continue reading

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Blizzard Conditions, Hurricane-Force Winds Forecast for Big Island Summits

Excerpt of an article from West Hawaii Today: A blizzard warning goes into effect for the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits at 6 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. A foot of snow is forecast to fall by 6 p.m. Saturday. Continue reading

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Homeowners See Drop in Hurricane Insurance Cost

Excerpt of an article from www.wtsp.com: Residents are starting the new year with a small break on their homeowners insurance with the early termination of an emergency assessment. Continue reading

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Hurricane-Forecast Satellites Will Keep Close Eyes on the Tropics

Excerpt of an article from Michigan News: A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites being developed at the University of Michigan is expected to give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify—a little-understood process that’s becoming more crucial to figure out as the climate changes, U-M researchers say. Continue reading

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Judge Slaps Insurance Company Lawyers in Sandy Flood Case

Excerpt of an article from the Journal of Light Construction: In disputes over insurance coverage, the outcome often depends on the details in the paper trail. If the record is not complete, truth can be the victim. Now, what started as a routine denial of a Long Beach, New York, Hurricane Sandy claim has turned into a high-profile case of alleged legal evasion — a case which could end up uncovering widespread withholding of evidence in similar Sandy flood insurance cases. Continue reading

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County to Ask If It Can Use Unspent Hurricane Recovery Money

Excerpt of an article from the Mississippi Business Journal: Hancock County officials will ask the state for permission to move $1.6 million in unused hurricane recovery funds to help support other projects. Continue reading

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