A look at media coverage of Hurricane Katrina
By: Paul Harris
Myths and Misinformation Surrounding Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans As We Approach the 5th Anniversary On August 29th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit landfall in the Gulf and moved on. On August 30th the levees in New Orleans failed. As the 5th Anniversary of Katrina...
Which are Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: Lenna Gonya
It’s true that hurricanes can be predicted and watched as they form and grow. Their path is monitored, and the direct path and place of landfall can be fairly accurately predicted. It would seem then, that people should have more time to protect themselves...
By: Lisa Putnam
Today, those of us that live in hurricane-prone areas hear of oncoming storms weeks before they make landfall. People have time to prepare for the storm by gathering essential items or evacuating the area. Those that need help before, during, or after the storm will...
Should Scientists be Allowed to Divert a Hurricane away from a Major City Dooming Rural Residents
By: Lenna Gonya
When scientists find that they have the ability to change the course of a natural event and play God, they are going down that familiar “slippery slope.” Whether it’s predetermining the sex of a baby, the color of someone’s eyes, or...
By: Lenna Gonya
Hurricanes are some of the most dangerous forces of nature. They can last for days, and wreak devastation on everything and anything in their path. Those living in hurricane prone areas want, and need, to know when they are likely to make landfall, and how...
By: Lenna Gonya
Every hurricane season, no matter what lessons history has taught us, some people fail to take the necessary precautions against these powerful storms. While we can’t stop them from coming, they are predicted, well in advance, giving everyone a chance to prepare.If you...
By: Lenna Gonya
Before, during, and after, Hurricane Katrina, the public was pretty much aware that this was going to be a major event. Meteorologists were predicting that this could very well be “the big one.” Unfortunately, they were right, and in the days and weeks...
By: Lenna Gonya
Every time a hurricane strikes somewhere, there are those who are completely amazed and caught off guard. They underestimate the power of the storm, the extent of damage, and the potential danger. Usually, this is because they are new to the area, and have believed...
By: Chanell Gautreaux
As of late summer 2010, the only similarity between the 2005 and 2010 hurricane seasons is that both included named storms. In 2005 storms began appearing in late spring and the season was active in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. In contrast, the 2010...
An overview on using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
By: Philo Gabriel
If you’ve watched hurricane coverage at all, you’ve no doubt heard a storm described as a “Category 3 hurricane” or a “Category 4 storm” or “expected to be downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane shortly after landfall.” Perhaps you&rsquo...

 

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