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Stormy Weather? 7-Day Hurricane Warnings a Possibility

Bill Read, director of the National Hurricane Center spoke to reporters at a conference in South Carolina earlier this month, and predicted that the time will come when we will have reliable hurricane forecasts seven days in advance of a storm, but that that time is still two to five years away. The National Weather […]

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NOAA Says Hurricane Season Will Be MORE Active than Predicted

It may seem weird to be talking about hurricanes when so much of the American south and southwest are suffering under drought conditions and horrible heat, but the Atlantic coast is still at risk, especially since the busiest part of the annual Atlantic hurricane season is the period from August to October. As they do […]

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FEMA Stresses Need for Hurricane Response Training

Earlier this week, Craig Fugate, director of FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) emphasized the importance of public officials learning how to respond to hurricanes and other powerful storms, and also said that the state of the economy was not an excuse to forgo preparation. Speaking at the National Hurricane Conference in Atlanta, Fugate said, […]

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2010 Hurricane Season, Not Much Landfall, But Still Active

Reuters is reporting today that even though there have been a lot of hurricanes in the Atlantic this season, the lack of any major landfalls will make most people consider it a quiet year. Before the season began on June 1st, many hurricane forecasters had predicted a high likelihood that a major hurricane would make […]

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August Busiest Month for Hurricanes

While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has slightly amended the hurricane outlook it released in May, an above-normal season is still expected. With ocean temperatures at record highs, and the climate phenomenon known as “La Nina” beginning to development, government forecasters maintain that this may be the busiest Atlantic hurricane season since 2005. […]

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Storm Surge Warnings Might Be Added to Weather Alerts

We’re still a couple of months away from the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, but that’s not too soon for the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to be considering a new addition to their already vast collection of watches and warnings typically issued during hurricane seasons. Specifically, NHC officials pitched the idea of a storm-surge […]

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