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Atlantic Hurricane Season Among Weakest in Decades

Excerpt of an article from ABC News: This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the weakest in decades with only five named storms in the region so far this year. Continue reading

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UM’s New Research Tank Might Hold Key to Hurricane Forecasts

Excerpt of an article from the Miami Herald: When hurricanes sweep across the ocean’s surface, they whip up a foamy mix of sea and air, swapping energy in a loop that can crank up the force of powerful storms. Continue reading

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The $100 Billion Whammy: An East Coast Hurricane That Might Just Happen

Excerpt of an article from JLC Online: With an official damage tally of $65 billion, Hurricane Sandy was the second most destructive storm in U.S. history, falling behind only Hurricane Katrina at $108 billion. But Sandy was not the worst storm imaginable for the eastern coast of the U.S. In fact, says a recent study from reinsurance firm Swiss Re, a storm that actually roared up the U.S. coast almost two centuries ago would do far more damage than Sandy did, were that storm to occur in the present day. Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Remains Calm, National Hurricane Center Says

Excerpt of an article from NOLA.com: The North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are calm, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Monday morning (September 22). Continue reading

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Hurricane Hugo Highlighted Challenges in Warning Public

Excerpt of an article from WAAF.com: Lives and property – any conversation with a government official about severe weather will revolve around those two words. While technology has made it easier to urge people into making lifesaving decisions, in several ways it is still challenging. Continue reading

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The $100 Billion Hurricane?

Excerpt of an article from InsuranceNewsNet: Imagine a major hurricane far more devastating than superstorm Sandy. The hurricane strikes Cape May, speeds up the Garden State Parkway area and hammers New York City, causing 50 percent more damage along the East Coast than the October 2012 storm. Continue reading

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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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