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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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Another Hurricane Season, Minus the Hurricanes

Excerpt of an article from the Herald-Tribune: Florida beat the odds again, extending a hurricane-free stretch that climate experts describe as remarkable. Continue reading

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Quiet 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends Sunday with Six Hurricanes, Two Major; Only One U.S. Hit

Excerpt of an article from NOLA.com: A quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ends on Sunday (Nov. 30) after producing only eight named storms, including six hurricanes, of which only two were major, National Weather Service forecasters said. Continue reading

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Midwestern States Can Suffer Hurricane Damage, Flooding

Excerpt of an article from Farm Futures: University of Iowa researchers say East Coast dwellers aren’t the only ones affected by the impacts of hurricanes – residents of Midwestern states are, too, as hurricane remnants can bring about major flooding in the heartland. Continue reading

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Plaintiff Gives Emotional Testimony in Hurricane Ike Trial

Excerpt of an article from The Southeast Texas Record: A plaintiff claiming his insurer failed to restore his home following Hurricane Ike in 2008 wept on the stand Monday morning, telling jurors he hopes no one will ever have to go through what he went through. Continue reading

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Learning From Hurricane Sandy: LES Ready! Releases Report

Excerpt of an article from The Lo-Down: This morning, a neighborhood coalition known as LES Ready! released a report examining the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy and detailing steps that should be taken to make sure the vulnerable communities along the East River are better prepared for the next storm. The report was prepared by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP), Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) and Hester Street Collaborative (HSC), along with other community groups. The findings were unveiled before a packed auditorium of community activists at University Settlement earlier today. Continue reading

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Update: ‘I Thought It Was a Hurricane’

Excerpt of an article from the Tallahassee Democrat: A possible tornado caused damage to the state prison in Calhoun County but left nearby homes unscathed. Continue reading

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South Beach Psychiatric Center Gets $3.6M from FEMA for Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Excerpt of an article from silive.com: A recent dispatch on how CSX Transportation used the federal anti-racketeering law to go after plaintiffs’ attorneys bringing phony asbestos claims prompted a reader to point out some chicanery within the defense bar. Sure enough, there was a story worth telling about insurance claims related to Sandy, the superstorm that did such horrendous damage to the East Coast in 2012. Continue reading

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