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House Passes Hurricane Sandy Assistance Bill

Excerpt of an article from The Hill: The House passed legislation on Monday to allow individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for disaster loans. Continue reading

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Texans Should Be Informed and Prepared for Hurricane Season

Excerpt of an article from The Eagle: With the possibility of tropical storms and hurricanes hitting the Lone Star State during this season, experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are reminding Texans their agency has a number of useful publications specific to protecting households, farms and ranches. Continue reading

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Steamy El Niño Expected to Keep Atlantic Hurricanes in Check

Excerpt of an article from the Miami Herald: El Niño is hot. And that’s good news for the Atlantic. Hurricane forecasters who earlier this year predicted that a potent Pacific El Niño would make for a slow Atlantic hurricane season say the weather pattern that stirs up warm water on the other side of the country is shaping up to be among the strongest in 50 years. Add cooler than normal Atlantic water and conditions for a hurricane become even more unfavorable. Continue reading

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What’s This? The Only Thing Happening in the Tropical Atlantic for a While

Excerpt of an article from AL.com: It’s still the slow part of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, but it’s been especially quiet lately thanks in part to El Nino, which has helped keep a lid on any development in the tropics for weeks. Continue reading

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Hurricane Delores Continues to Strengthen

Excerpt of an article from Weather.com: Dolores has been upgraded to a hurricane and is moving slowly across the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. Meteorologist Danielle Banks has the latest on its development. Continue reading

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Why Louisiana’s Hurricane Season is Packing an Extra Punch This Year

Excerpt of an article from the Bayou Buzz: It’s no secret storms are common in southeastern Louisiana during the summer. But this year, Louisiana’s hurricane season seems to be extraordinarily wet, as the area receives more severe thunderstorms and lightning strikes than in recent years, especially in Baton Rouge. Continue reading

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New 2015 Hurricane Forecast Follows Tropical Storm Bill

Excerpt of an article from the Palm Beach Post: Researchers at the Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science released an updated hurricane forecast this week for the 2015 Atlantic season. Continue reading

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MDOT Reminds the Public to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Excerpt of an article from WDAM: July is here, and it is one month into Hurricane Season. Once a hurricane is tracked for landfall, everyone in its path should have a checklist for preparation. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has the information to help residents along the Gulf Coast and inland get started. Continue reading

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Blog: Hurricane Draught

Excerpt of an article from WBTV: When we think of the word “drought” we typically think of it in a negative way- in terms of being below average in rain and being abnormally dry. Continue reading

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Ten Years After Katrina, Some Students Have Unexpected Success Because They’re ‘Determined for Greatness’

Excerpt of an article from the New Orleans Advocate: With fewer than two hours to go before her graduation from Howard University, Talitha Halley, 22, stood in front of her dorm room closet, staring down at the tangle of shoes on the floor, wondering which pair to wear — the red heels or, perhaps, the snakeskin print. She turned to Angelica Cooper, her best friend since middle school, for help. Continue reading

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