By: Timmy Duncan
There are certain events in American history that conjure up memories of being glued to the television for days on end, watching helplessly as fellow citizens endured unimaginable hardship. In many of these instances, the media served as a window into the chaos, providing private...
By: Paula Jacobs
During hurricane season, the Caribbean Sea is busy with tropical disturbances, tropical storms and hurricanes. A lazy tropical island getaway seem almost impossible during this time of year, but there are several islands that do not feel the force of the storms surges and dangerous...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
People all over the world watched in shock and horror as they witnessed the devastation and destruction that Hurricane Katrina caused all over the New Orleans area. In retrospect, there will be lots of speculating about whether the damage would have been as extensive as...
By: Philo Gabriel
Vacationers considering traveling to the Caribbean are understandably wary of hurricanes. In recent years especially, the news seems to be full of Atlantic hurricanes battering one or more Caribbean islands. However, the risk of encountering a hurricane varies greatly from time to time and from...
By: Philo Gabriel
Hurricanes are one of the most fascinating yet most destructive of meteorological phenomena. Though there is generally several days warning time when a hurricane is approaching, mankind is still powerless to stop it. There is little to do but evacuate or take cover, and then...
By: Lenna Gonya
Hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, form over water, and are fed from the moisture and warmth beneath them. They are also most prevalent during the summer and fall because a lack of turbulent air in the upper atmosphere allows them to form during these particular seasons...
By: Lenna Gonya
When it comes to the wrath of mother nature, few events can compare to hurricanes. The best that can be said for them is that, unlike tornadoes, today, they can be tracked and predicted well in advance, giving people in their path time to prepare...
By: Paula Jacobs
The first footage of the devastation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was a shock to the entire world. No one was really prepared to see the water that seemed to cover the whole State and the...
By: Lenna Gonya
Increased population along the coastlines, higher priced housing, hotels, businesses, and an increasing number of watercraft, have added to recent hurricane damage costs. So, while hurricanes may not actually becoming stronger over the last century, they are getting more expensive. In fact, six of the...
Pakistan hit with worst flooding on record
By: Gulrukh Tausif
The flash floods hitting the northwestern Pakistan in July-August 2010 have been termed the country’s worst ever humanitarian disaster. An estimated 14 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the massive floods caused by torrential monsoon rains that lashed the entire country in...

 

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