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Hurricane Hugo, 25 Years Later: Remembering the Storm

Excerpt of an article from the Charlotte Observer: Hurricane Hugo slammed into the Carolinas 25 years ago this week. The Observer talked with residents across the Charlotte region who lived and worked in the area when the storm hit. Continue reading

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Hurricane Season Quiet — But Don’t Relax Yet

Excerpt of an article from Asbury Park Press: The Atlantic hurricane season is about as quiet as last year, with only five named storms so far — but it’s way too soon to relax. Continue reading

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Couple Tells Story of Survival Following Hurricane

Excerpt of an article from WFAA: Julianne and Rob Amezcua say they’re relieved to be back in the United States. “We had to get out because the more desperate the situation becomes the more desperate it was for us,” Mr. Amezcua said. Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Polo to Strengthen to Hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Excerpt of an article from Reuters: Tropical Storm Polo is forecast to become a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, just days after a severe storm battered the Baja California peninsula. Continue reading

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FSU Researchers Find New Ways to Measure Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from the Tallahassee Democrat: A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane’s strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm’s potential for destruction. Continue reading

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King: Region Not Prepared Enough for Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from Chron: Ten years ago yesterday, I wrote my first commentary for this paper. At the time, I was the mayor of Kemah and two years earlier, I had the daylights scared out of me by a hurricane named Lili. Lili was forecast to be a Category 3 storm, which would have flooded a good portion of Kemah. While the storm seemed to be heading straight for us, forecasters believed that a front coming through at the same time would push it to the east into Louisiana. Nonetheless, it seemed prudent to look at my city’s contingency plans. Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Ivan 10 Years Later, the Storm That Wouldn’t Die

Excerpt of an article from AL.com: Ten years after Hurricane Ivan, life is moving right along across coastal Alabama. Continue reading

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St. Mary’s 911 Center to be Bolstered Against Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from SoMdNews: The St. Mary’s County 911 center in Leonardtown was built to withstand Category 1 hurricane-force winds, but its roof was not. On Tuesday, the county commissioners agreed to cover a shortfall in order to award a bid to replace the roof this fall to make it more resistant to stronger hurricanes. Continue reading

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Hurricanes on Both Coasts Bring Dangerous Surf

Excerpt of an article from ABC News: Beware of hurricanes straddling the United States even though they may not crash directly into either coast. Continue reading

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Ask Tom: Where Do Hurricanes Strike More Often?

Excerpt of an article from the Chicago Tribune: The archives of the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center indicate that, since 1900, the number of hurricanes making landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States is almost identical to the number striking the Atlantic Coast. Continue reading

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