Hurricane preparedness: Essential items
By: Chanell Gautreaux
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends November 30. This is the time period in which storm activity is most likely, though it is possible that a storm can occur at any point in the year. Preparedness for hurricane season includes home and vehicle...
Hurricane Katrina: The catastrophe and the aftermath
By: Philo Gabriel
Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic Ocean in August 2005, reaching hurricane strength on the 23rd. As it gained and lost strength over water and land, it ranged from Category 1 all the way up to Category 5 in strength. At its Category 5 peak...
Hurricane Katrina: The catastrophe and the aftermath
By: Chanell Gautreaux
When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday, August 29, 2005 it was classified as a category 3 storm. What had started out just a few days earlier as posing very little threat to Louisiana quickly grew into one of the most destructive forces ever experienced...
By: Philo Gabriel
Google Earth is a very popular, useful, and informative software that provides the user with a virtual globe and maps formed by superimposition of satellite and aerial photos. But Google Earth contains far more content than simple maps. For example, there are many weather tools...
By: Philo Gabriel
On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti on the island of Hispaniola. It was the strongest quake in the region in 200 years. Its epicenter was in a heavily populated area...
By: Rex Trulove
There is little theory left regarding lightning and thunder. There are still things we don't know about lightning, however we do know what causes both lightning and thunder. It is still worthwhile to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for this weather phenomenon, since it...
By: Paula Jacobs
Hurricane season begins on June 1 and end on November 30. During the months in between, there are several tropical storms and hurricanes that wreck havoc on the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, the Gulf Coast and parts of the East Coast. Hurricanes are fierce storms that...
Hurricane preparedness: Essential items
By: Philo Gabriel
If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes. it is imperative that you be prepared for hurricane season. The sooner you prepare the better; if you wait until a warning is issued that a specific hurricane is projected to strike your area...
By: Philo Gabriel
On average, about 6 Atlantic storms a year develop into hurricanes, with 2 making landfall in the United States. Some of the worst hurricanes—such as Katrina in 2005, Andrew in 1992, or the Galveston Hurricane of 1900—can cause hundreds or even thousands of...
Hurricanes and Oil: Will your insurance policies protect you from oil damage?
By: Philo Gabriel
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring 17 others. This set off a massive underwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spilled out at a rate of perhaps 2 million gallons per day, fouling a...

 

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