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2005-03-23 14:35:00

The National Weather Service will stick with the familiar "skinny black line" on maps projecting the paths of hurricanes, despite concerns that the practice fails to convey the uncertainty in forecasting and can give the public a false sense of security.

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2005-03-19 09:15:00

The National Hurricane Center hopes to discourage residents from relying too much on that skinny black line in forecasts by offering a new map that shows the probability of an area being hit.

2004-11-26 15:00:04

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Sarah Mason's home, which she bought with tips from cleaning other houses, started leaking during Hurricane Frances. Then came Hurricane Jeanne. Mason lost about everything, and she had no insurance.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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