Hurricane preparedness: Essential items
By: Philo Gabriel
If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes. it is imperative that you be prepared for hurricane season. The sooner you prepare the better; if you wait until a warning is issued that a specific hurricane is projected to strike your area...
By: Philo Gabriel
On average, about 6 Atlantic storms a year develop into hurricanes, with 2 making landfall in the United States. Some of the worst hurricanes—such as Katrina in 2005, Andrew in 1992, or the Galveston Hurricane of 1900—can cause hundreds or even thousands of...
Hurricanes and Oil: Will your insurance policies protect you from oil damage?
By: Philo Gabriel
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and injuring 17 others. This set off a massive underwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spilled out at a rate of perhaps 2 million gallons per day, fouling a...
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...

 

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