By: Philo Gabriel
The six costliest hurricanes in United States history have all occurred since 1992, with five of the six happening since 2004 - Hurricane Katrina in 2005 of course being the worst of all. Thus hurricanes have been much in the news, and people have had...
By: Suzanne Rose
If you live in a hurricane prone area, then a hurricane family emergency plan may be useful. This can help you determine what you will do before such an event. The following are some tips on how to prepare such a plan. First you will...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricanes are the most destructive of all weather systems. While it is possible to predict the path and potential intensity of a hurricane, one can often be taken very much off guard by things that weren't expected or anticipated. Here is a look at the...
A look at media coverage of Hurricane Katrina
By: Philo Gabriel
It cost the nation 1,836 confirmed dead and an estimated $80 billion or more in property damage. It inundated one of America’s greatest cities, leaving parts of it uninhabitable for years. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff called it “probably the worst...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Between June 1st and November 30th of each year, people living in areas that are likely to be affected by hurricanes must prepare themselves for anything that the hurricane season may thrust their way. Hurricane readiness is something that cannot be done at the last...
How do hurricanes form?
By: Daniel Alden
Everyone knows the destructive force of a hurricane. They have the power to pull houses off of their foundation, sweep cars away and destroy almost anything in their path. With all the destruction in mind, few people stop to think about what a hurricane actually...
What was Project Stormfury?
By: Cynthia Wall
If Donald Duck can chop up clouds in his bi-plane and move them over a dry farm and Superman can create hurricane force winds with a simple exhalation, why then can’t ordinary man control the forces of hurricanes? That was the goal of Project...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30. During that time, people who live in areas that are susceptible to hurricanes must be ever vigilant because of the possibility of a hurricane. Being able to stay safe through the entire season is...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Modern technology and advances in the prediction and forecasting of hurricanes, including the track and potential intensity have helped weather experts and local television and radio meteorologists warm people about potential hurricanes that may be headed their way. These advance warning systems and knowledge about...
By: Paula Jacobs
Hurricanes are among the most violent storms on Earth. Depending on their geographic location, they are also known as typhoons or cyclones, but they all form the same way. The scientific term for hurricane, typhoon and cyclone is 'tropical cyclone'. The tropical cyclones that form...

 

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