Why oily Gulf of Mexico water could be catastrophic in a hurricane storm surge
By: Cynthia Wall
It was a grim statistic the day the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was classified as being the worst in history. Since it occurred right at the beginning of hurricane season, there has been an extra layer of worry added into the mix of damage...
By: Timmy Duncan
There are certain areas of the world that fall victim to the whims of Mother Nature during hurricane season on a fairly regular basis. For the inhabitants of these areas, bracing for the storm has become a way of life. However, since the devastation following...
Deadliest hurricanes in the United States
By: Chanell Gautreaux
Over the last decade, hurricanes have caused approximately one-hundred and seventy billion dollars in damage in the United States. Surprisingly enough the most costly storms have not necessarily been the deadliest. According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the Category 4...
By: Chanell Gautreaux
Every year communities along the coastal United States from Texas to Maine prepare for the possibility of experiencing billions of dollars of damage to their communities. This ensuing threat is from potential hurricanes forming in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. This...
By: Irrira Rikki
There is a paradox in the way exceptional weather affects communities. It tears them apart, and brings them closer. Wrecks their lives and builds their characters. Breaks some down and builds others up. Removes some from life and keeps the living together. Extraordinary weather doesn't...
Hurricanes and Oil: Will your insurance policies protect you from oil damage?
By: Cynthia Wall
If you’re a homeowner along the Gulf Coast, the story of the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform is far from over. Although the largest oil spill in history has now been stopped by the capping and filling of the...
By: Timmy Duncan
As soon as you get news that a hurricane is headed for your area, the most important thing you can do is get yourself and your family prepared as soon as possible. Getting your home and your family prepared for a hurricane is essential to...
By: Timmy Duncan
In late August and early September of 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast leaving complete devastation in its wake. The Category 3 hurricane is one of the deadliest and costliest storms ever to hit the United States. A major cause of the damage...
By: Paula Jacobs
"We lost everything, we lost everything"! These were the cries heard over and over as the victims of Hurricane Katrina wandered the ruins in New Orleans and parts of Southeastern Texas, Southern Mississippi and Northwest Florida. The eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over Eastern New...
By: Timmy Duncan
Along with being one of the five deadliest hurricanes of all time, Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane in American history. Katrina formed on August of 2005 in the Atlantic Ocean off of the Gulf Coast and made landfall in the Gulf Coast region...

 

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