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Hurricane Danny Weakens to Category 2 Storm

Excerpt of an article from CNN: The first Atlantic hurricane of the year reached major status briefly on Friday before weakening to a Category 2 storm about 810 miles east of the eastern Caribbean islands, the National Hurricane Center said. Continue reading

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Since Katrina: NASA Advances Storm Models to Better Understand Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from Space Coast Daily: On August 28, 2005, the National Hurricane Center issued a public notice warning people in New Orleans of “devastating damage expected…power outages will last for weeks…persons…pets…and livestock left exposed to the winds will be killed,” from the ensuing Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

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Yes, the U.S. is on a Historic Lucky Streak in Dodging Major Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from NPR: Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It’s still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there’s no sign it’ll pose a threat to the United States. Continue reading

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NASA to Build Hurricane-Probing Micro-Satellite Fleet

Excerpt of an article from Discovery.com: When Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Gulf Coast 10 years ago, forecasters had a good idea of where the storm would hit and how intense it would be. What was unexpected was how much flooding the hurricane would cause when it reached southeast Louisiana. Continue reading

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Looking Back: Quotes from Hurricane Katrina

Excerpt of an article from USA Today: A decade after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the storm remains etched in the nation’s memory. Government officials, private citizens, police and National Guard troops were sent scrambling after the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, and especially after levees broke in New Orleans, flooding the city. No shortage of words issued from our leaders’ mouths as the nation struggled to come to grips with one of its worst natural disasters. Here’s some of what was said. Continue reading

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A Weak Atlantic Hurricane Season Continues

Excerpt of an article from WITF: August usually marks the height of the Atlantic hurricane season, but this year it is turning out to be much weaker than predicted. Continue reading

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Insured Losses Fall as Hurricane Cycle Cools

Excerpt of an article from the Royal Gazette: Global insured losses for the first half of this year have plunged to $16.5 billion, which is close to half the ten-year average of $29 billion. That is the finding of Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, in its preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2015. Continue reading

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Conditions Limit Hurricane Development

Excerpt of an article from the Tallahassee Democrat: Where are all the hurricanes? Will we get to Hurricane Peter or do we have to wait another 6 long years. Continue reading

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The Economist: Hurricanes Disrupt, Disturb and Damage But Recovery Does Occur

Excerpt of an article from the Midland Reporter-Telegram: Hurricane season is once again upon us, and as Shakespeare noted so eloquently (love the spelling) in King Lear (“…hurricanoes, spout till you have drenched our steeples…”), so is the potential for the ensuing floods and other aftereffects. From 2004 to 2013, 77 hurricanes hit the United States causing $310 billion in damages — according to researchers at the University of North Carolina — with 35 of them classified as “major.” Continue reading

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How NASA Studies and Predicts Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from Space Coast Daily: Hurricanes are the most powerful weather event on Earth. NASA’s expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane weather forecasting. Continue reading

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