Latest Hurricane Charley Stories

2005-03-23 14:35:00

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- 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. Scott Kiser, the tropical cyclone program manager with the weather service, made the announcement Wednesday before the opening of the annual National Hurricane Conference. The agency had looked at three options: keeping...

2005-03-19 09:15:00

MIAMI (AP) -- 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. The color-coded map will display the odds that a given area could face hurricane- or tropical-force winds. It also will try to project a storm's size and intensity. The center will post the map on its Web site when the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Gulf Coast residents were...

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. The four hurricanes that slammed Florida this year forced 252,000 residents to ask for federal help because their homes were damaged or destroyed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to provide temporary homes for at least 10,000 families - the equivalent of...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.