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2009-04-23 13:31:23

Texas Tech grad student and IGERT trainee Tanya Brown describes conducting research amid thunderstorms and hurricanes Ever wondered what it's like being up close and personal with some of the most violent storms on Earth? That's often just a normal day for students and faculty at Texas Tech University, who study nature's tempests such as supercell thunderstorms and hurricanes. Researchers brave the wind, rain and hail to set up instruments to collect valuable data that can be used to...

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2009-04-03 09:00:00

In 2008, residents of Hispaniola experienced one of their worst hurricane seasons in recent memory. Hispaniola, the Caribbean island containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is located directly within the hurricane belt, and was pummeled by five tropical cyclones last year: Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and low over the Dominican Republic on Sept. 24 what would become Kyle after moving north. More than 800 people were reported dead or missing from these storms. Haiti occupies the western third...

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2008-11-14 13:35:00

Experts say the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season may be best remembered as one of the worst in Cuba's history. Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma caused an estimated $10 billion damage in Cuba, where they damaged nearly half a million homes and flattened sugar cane and tobacco fields. As hurricane season nears its end on November 30, 16 cyclones have formed -- eight tropical storms and eight hurricanes -- making it the busiest Atlantic season since the record-breaker of 2005, which produced 28....

2008-10-17 09:00:12

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 17, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) announced that all four tank batteries at its West Cote Blanche Bay ("WCBB") field were operational as of October 10, 2008. Total company production from October 11 to October 16, 2008 averaged approximately 5,784 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOEPD") as compared to average production of 5,669 BOEPD from August 1 to August 29, 2008 prior to curtailing production for Hurricane Gustav. From October...

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Cohen, Ariella New Orleans officials must take a stronger lead in protecting its infrastructure and buildings from future hurricanes, said the planner behind the city's forthcoming 20-year land-use master plan. At the long-awaited launch of the citywide rezoning and planning initiative, planner David Dixon emphasized the need to "harden" city infrastructure against future hurricane threats. He said that without more storm-resistant power lines, buildings and sewerage systems, the city...

2008-09-26 09:00:35

Gas shortages, the result of two hurricanes, are causing chaos, conflicts and class cancellations in parts of the southeastern United States, officials say. A commuter college in Asheville, N.C., canceled classes due to the shortage and cars have run out of gas while their drivers wait in lines 60 cars long in Atlanta, The Washington Post reported. Several public officials have asked motorists to remain calm but Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's comment "there is ample fuel in the city" on an...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) ("Denbury" or the "Company") today announced that almost all production has returned to normal following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. While there was minimal physical damage to Company facilities and properties as a result of the two hurricanes, the Company did shut-in and defer some production as a result of each of the storms. The Company estimates that approximately 1% of the Company's production remains shut-in pending repairs and restoration of electrical...

2008-09-23 18:00:33

Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX) is issuing a preliminary report on the impact of both Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on its operations. Both hurricanes have impacted the Company's Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production, while the Company's contracting services businesses remain operational with little or no business interruption. Presently, nearly all of its oil and gas production remains shut in from Hurricane Ike as the extent of damage to production facilities and third party pipelines is...

2008-09-23 06:00:19

By Rob Young During moments like these, the country understandably feels sympathy for those who have lost property in the wake of Hurricane Ike. But there is an important question that should be raised while the nation's attention is once again focused on billions of dollars in damage. Should the federal government pay to rebuild along vulnerable shorelines such as Surfside Beach, Texas? Surfside Beach, which is at the west end of Fallets Island, had houses built out on the beach. Many...


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