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Hurricanes Could Be Tamed By Offshore Wind Farms
2014-02-26 11:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to providing a renewable source of energy and reducing society’s carbon footprint, wind turbines may provide the added benefit of taming the power of a hurricane. According to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change, thousands of offshore wind turbines could diminish hurricanes' wind speeds, wave heights and storm surge. "We found that when wind turbines are present, they slow down the outer rotation winds of...

2013-12-31 23:23:20

Calgary and area floods, along with tropical storm Haiyan and SuperStorm Standy are tragedies rooted in geography and the human desire to settle on low-lying land near waterfronts – and are not caused by climate change or global warming, says Friends of Science. Historical evidence shows that Tacloban in the Philippines was nearly destroyed by a typhoon in November 1912 when half the population of 30,000 was killed; yet the area remained populated and was devastated again in November...

2013-11-21 23:33:38

Central City Home Marks Major Benchmark for New Orleans New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) dedicated its 500th new construction home located at 2525 Delachaise in New Orleans for Denise Brown's family on Friday, November 15, 2013.     Attending the event were Jasmine Haralson of NORA and Julius Feltus, Director of Constituent Services for City Councilperson Latoya Cantrell, in whose district Brown's house is...

2013-11-21 12:29:11

New Orleans Nonprofit Organization Helps Provide Homes for New Orleans Residents Displaced by Hurricane Katrina. NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Rebuilding and Resettlement in Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Model for Recovery was named a Merit Finalist in the 2013 Community Partnership Award competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/NY13778LOGO) In 2005, Leonard and Louise Riggio created Project Home Again (PHA),...

NASA Map Of Typhoon Haiyan Helps Disaster Response
2013-11-14 12:54:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, a joint team from NASA and the Italian Space Agency quickly generated a map using satellite imagery that could be used to survey the devastation and assist recovery operations. The 27-by-33-mile map focuses on a region near Tacloban City, where one of the most powerful recorded storms on Earth made landfall on Nov. 8, 2013. Using radar data from the Italian Space Agency's...

2013-11-04 23:00:12

Foundation Financial Group has concluded a national philanthropic initiative that supported of one of the company’s employees and his daughter. The initiative, For a Cancer Free Katrina, provided FFG employees with an opportunity to give donations to the Bolter family as Katrina Bolter undergoes chemotherapy treatments for a rare type of childhood cancer. Rochester, New York (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Foundation Financial Group has concluded a national philanthropic initiative that...

2013-10-04 23:00:16

Suntactics Offers Emergency Solar Chargers for Gulf Coast Residents San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 With Tropical Storm Karen expected to make landfall this weekend on the Gulf Coast, Suntactics is extending its 10% off discount called “4STORM” for all Gulf coast residents, “We are warning residents of the Gulf to prepare for natural disasters like tropical storm Karen. We are a small U.S. company, we wish we can give all Gulf coast residents a free solar charger for...

2013-09-22 23:03:06

NOAHH Recognizes Retired and Senior Contributors New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 Sunday, September 22 to Saturday, September 28 marks Active Aging Week this year, and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is proud to honor the contributions of senior and retired volunteers and donors to the organization. Recently, NOAHH highlighted two core volunteers, Keith Dix and Carmel Guitterez, both of whom have been regular and indispensable supporters of Habitat. NOAHH is also...

2013-08-31 23:18:05

Over 400 Homes Built, 100,000 Volunteers, and Counting New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 As NOAHH celebrates its 30 years of building homes, the affiliate’s staff also pauses to consider the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the resultant flooding. While NOAHH’s commitment to the city began in 1983, the storms and floods of 2005 brought a rise in support, awareness, and need that galvanized the affiliate. The primary focus of the affiliate’s growth is often in terms...

2013-08-21 23:26:26

Leading flag retailer discusses hurricane signal flags and offers advice for creating a hurricane emergency kit so you can be prepared for the worst while keeping your family safe. Little Rock, Arkansas (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Flag and Banner.com, a leading retail supplier of American flags and patriotic items, recently announced that hurricane flags are making a comeback after nearly two decades on the sidelines. Kerry McCoy, owner of Flag and Banner, said that “What may seem like a...


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Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...

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