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Hurricane Season: Weathering the Storm with Tablets and Smartphones

Excerpt of an article from ZDNet: Those of us in coastal areas know how devastating hurricanes and major storms can be. Prolonged power outages, wind damage, and flooding over wide areas are common, and not just during the storm but throughout the aftermath. It is vital to prepare for the long haul in advance of major storms. There is a hurricane preparedness guide from the National Weather Service that has a list of steps for getting ready in advance of a hurricane. Continue reading

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AIR Worldwide Releases Updated Hurricane Model for the United States

Excerpt of an article from NASDAQ: Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced today that it has updated its Hurricane Model for the United States. The comprehensive update will help insurers and reinsurers better understand and quantify the risk from hurricanes. Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Worst; Hawaii Agency Members Prepare Kauai for Hurricane Season

Excerpt of an article from the Garden Island: Wailua resident Valerie Saiki wants to protect herself in case a hurricane heads toward Kauai. Continue reading

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Galveston to Spend $2M to Replant Trees Destroyed by Hurricane Ike

Excerpt of an article from KXAN: The Galveston City Council has voted to spend up to $2 million to replant some live oaks and palm trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Continue reading

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Pacific Hurricanes to Strengthen as Earth Warms

Excerpt of an article from the Science News: In tropical regions around the world, huge storms form over warm ocean waters. These swirling monstrosities have different names. In the Atlantic, they’re known as hurricanes. In the Pacific, they’re called typhoons or tropical cyclones. These storms can cause massive damage when they travel over land. New research now predicts that typhoons in the Pacific will become even more destructive. That will happen because ocean waters are warming. Continue reading

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Entergy Working with Local Government, Residents During Hurricane Season

Excerpt of an article from WDSU News: New Orleanians expect electricity at just the flip of a switch. But when a tropical system hits, that switch is often powerless. Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go: Timing Affects Hurricane Evacuation Decisions

Excerpt of an article from FIU News: In the US, the 2015 hurricane season begins against a backdrop of other recent extreme weather news. Texas floods and Midwest tornadoes remind us of what water and wind can do. We can take comfort from considerable improvement in hurricane forecast accuracy in recent years. But when a hurricane is gathering strength offshore, people in its possible line of fire still need to decide whether or not to evacuate to safer ground. Continue reading

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Program Will Train Low-Income Workers After Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt of an article from SILive.com: A Brooklyn-based nonprofit will head up a training program in that borough and on Staten Island to prepare low-income workers for jobs in storm recovery-based industry since Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading

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Gulf Storms, Hurricanes Take Some Weird Paths Before Making Landfall

Excerpt of an article from the Houston Chronicle: Hurricane predictions are a science, but they’re not an exact science. As Texans along the coast eagerly wait to find out where the storm likely to be named Bill will make landfall, it’s easy to forget that in many cases, the path between storm formation and landfall is not a straight line. Continue reading

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Hurricane Codes: How Much Do You Know?

With hurricane season underway and a major revision of the Florida Building Code on the horizon, the Door and Hardware Institute hosted a webinar on Wednesday to remind members of the fenestration industry about the importance of these coastal construction regulations. Jim Bell, the windstorm coordinator for ASSA ABLOY, said it’s not easy to decipher all the state and local building requirements. “It’s confusing even if you’ve worked in it a long time,” he said … Continue reading

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