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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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Caribbean Preps for Possible Hurricane

Excerpt of an article from KRJH.com: Hurricane watchers are keeping a close eye on a group of organizing showers and storms in the Atlantic Ocean. If this low continues to develop over the next few days as it’s expected, it could become a depression by the middle of the week. Continue reading

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See Photos of Historic Hurricane Destruction

Excerpt of an article from Time magazine: Almost 15 years after a devastating hurricane wrecked Galveston, Tex. at the start of the 20th century, it almost happened all over again. On Aug. 17, 1915, another hurricane—believed to be more powerful than the one that destroyed the port city—made landfall. Continue reading

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Today in Weather History: 1915 Galveston Hurricane

Excerpt of an article from ABC13: Today is the 100-year anniversary of the 1915 Galveston Hurricane, which made landfall at category 4 wind strength with winds of 135 mph. Survivors of the 1900 hurricane said this one was just as powerful but lasted twice as long. Continue reading

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50-Percent Chance of Tropical Depression in Next 48 Hours

Excerpt of an article from the Palm Beach Post: The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a broad area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands that shows some signs of organization. Continue reading

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