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New Metric For Determining Destructive Power Of Hurricanes
2013-04-29 18:15:08

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the last eight years alone, the US has seen seemingly low-powered storms gather strength and turn themselves into the costliest storms to ever affect our nation. This propensity for sudden storm strengthening led researchers from Florida State University to develop a new metric for the measurement of seasonal Atlantic tropical cyclone activity. This new measurement focuses not only on the size of the storm, but also on its...

2013-04-08 12:22:08

NEW ORLEANS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- THIS MESSAGE IS PROVIDED BY THE HURRICANE KATRINA-TRAVELERS SETTLEMENT. IF YOU OWNED PROPERTY IN LOUISIANA THAT WAS DAMAGED BY HURRICANE KATRINA OR RITA, AND HAD TRAVELERS INSURANCE, YOUR RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED BY A SETTLEMENT. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS THAT TRAVELERS POLICYHOLDERS RECEIVED FEWER BENEFITS THAN THEY WERE ENTITLED TO. TRAVELERS DENIES THE CLAIM, BUT AGREED TO A SETTLEMENT. IF YOU RECEIVED A NOTICE IN THE MAIL ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT, YOU DON'T...

Coastal Population Explodes Even With A Surge In Intense Ocean Storms
2013-03-26 14:45:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Massive hurricanes like Sandy, Isaac and Katrina may cost the United States billions of dollars and thousands of lives, but apparently they don´t deter people from living near these storms´ hardest hit areas. According to a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in conjunction with the US Census Bureau, Americans are flocking to the ocean in record numbers with almost 40 percent of the US...

2013-02-01 23:01:18

National Hurricane Forecaster, Dr. William Gray, Windstorm Insurance Professionals And Contractors Address Critical Effects Of Recent Superstorms At WIND Conference, Warning Of More To Come. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Gulf Coast homeowners and businesses eagerly await reports as professionals related to the windstorm insurance industry and storm damage restoration assemble from across the world in Orlando, Florida this week for WIND's Annual Conference. In the wake of massive...

Hurricane Sandy Was Responsible For Mass Internet Outages
2012-12-18 14:44:37

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online October´s Hurricane Sandy is at present the second-costliest Atlantic storm behind  2005´s Hurricane Katrina. The storm, which developed as a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22 moved ashore near Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 27. Beyond the estimated $65.6 billion in damage and the 253 people that lost their lives across seven countries, Sandy was also likely responsible for a spike in...

2012-12-14 08:21:48

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest independent retail electric supplier, today announced it has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120712/FL38325LOGO) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121214/FL29878) The company launched a campaign during the month of November to help provide assistance and support to those devastated by the late...

2012-12-13 05:01:27

The tragic event of Hurricane Sandy shows the importance of choosing the best home construction materials available. High quality homes constructed of structural steel insulated panels have endured tornadoes, fires and hurricanes with substantially stronger winds than Hurricane Sandy such as Hurricane Katrina. Wauconda, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 Robert Tomczak, President of Hi-Tech Building Systems said "The strength and integrity of ThermaSteel has been demonstrated through years in the...

2012-12-12 05:01:01

This landlocked Rocky Mountain town is still dealing with the super storm aftermath as National Flood Services (NFS) is the nation's leader in flood insurance processing, technology, and innovation. In response to Hurricane Sandy, NFS launches FloodTools.com -- a new website to help people better understand their flood risk. Kalispell, Montana (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 When Hurricane Sandy began making its way toward the Mid-Atlantic in late October 2012, a surge of preparation was underway...

2012-11-09 08:20:36

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's a Bentley, Aston Martin, or Harley Davidson, Hurricane Sandy didn't exclude anything. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles alike have been damaged by one of the biggest superstorms to hit the east coast. What happens to those cars? A lot of them may end up for sale in the used car market. Auto industry experts are forecasting that this calamity will have a larger impact on the auto industry than Katrina did. Going back in 2005, Hurricane...

Hurricane Sandy's Rainfall Added Up From Space By NASA
2012-11-02 07:02:47

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, satellite acts as a rain gauge in space as it orbits the Earth's tropics. As TRMM flew over Hurricane Sandy since its birth on Oct. 21 it was gathering data that has now been mapped to show how much rain the storm dropped along the U.S. eastern seaboard. Much of the recent deadly flooding along the northeastern United States coastlines was caused by super storm Sandy's storm swell. Strong winds from...


Latest Atlantic hurricane season Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 18:43:58

Debbie formed in the warm waters of the Southeast Gulf and slowly moved northward. Debbie got picked up by the trough which was located to the North of it for a time which allowed it to make the initial turn towards Florida. Once it got near Florida, it got stuck in between the trough and ridge that was back to the west causing the storm to stall in one place or become stationary. This occurred just of the coast of Florida which resulted in a huge disaster for the state. Now Debbie has become...

The Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Beryl
2012-07-10 18:26:09

Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012, began in advance of the actually start of the season. On the evening of May 25, 2012 Beryl started out as an area of Low pressure off the Southeast Coast with an estimated pressure near 1002mb. Beryl further moved southeastward towards the Florida coast near Jacksonville. Beryl also intensified into a Tropical Storm with winds near 70mph prior to making landfall. In the overnight hours of May 28 just after...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

Heavy Rain Batters The Gulf Coast From Louisiana To The Florida Panhandle
2012-07-10 17:50:51

GULF COAST UNITED STATES The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region. Thunderstorms and very heavy rain started in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and continued all the way through Sunday Night. An upper level feature began to slide through Eastern Texas towards the Gulf of Mexico and this interacted with a quasi-stationary front that was situated along the Northern Gulf Coast. The two features acted together to create a very...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-22 09:33:41

The Hurricane Season starts June 1 for the Atlantic Ocean, however there are times that it may get an early start like here in 2012 were we have our first storm of the season two weeks early. So when does the Atlantic Season run? June 1- November 30 is the best time period for storms to occur.  You can further break these numbers down into regions of the ocean and Gulf of Mexico. For example in the early time period it is common to find storms that form near the coast of Cuba and move...

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