Costliest hurricanes of the century
By: Philo Gabriel
Precise data is hard to come by in attempting to assess the damage done by a hurricane. For one thing, there is a great deal of long term and indirect damage that will never be included in the calculations. (Imagine, for instance, a truck driver...
Hurricane preparedness: Essential items
By: Cynthia Wall
As Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, many residents were trapped because they had neglected to buy the most essential of emergency items: gasoline for the car. With the highways jammed, cars stuck in gridlock idled through what gas they had quickly… and...
Tips for adjusting to high altitudes
By: Joyce Good Henderson
An altitude above 8,000 feet is considered high enough to produce symptoms of High Altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness. Some very sensitive people can experience headache and shortness of breath at lower altitudes, around 5000 feet, or the altitude of Denver, Colorado. The...
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...

 

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