Warren Buffett's Invaluable Weather Forecast Rains Profits

Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:32
View of Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr . Hurricane and tornado season may be on the downswing, but that doesn't mean the prospect of a disaster occurring within the U.S. or around the globe has really ebbed in a meaningful way. According to statistics from the United Nations Development Programme from September, the last 20 years have seen disasters affect 4.4 billion people around the globe, kill 1.3 million…
Animal Planet Orders Animal Zombie Series 'The Other Dead'
Thursday, 09 October 2014 19:22
Add CommentOctober 11, 2014 04:56:04 GMT A mysterious outbreak after the 'next Hurricane Katrina' turns animals into man-eating creatures. Tweet Animal Planet jumps into one of the most popular genres on television today.
FOX6 WBRC helps you prepare for severe weather
Thursday, 09 October 2014 15:50
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Do you own a NOAA weather radio? If so, you want to make sure it's correctly programmed now, before the next threat of severe weather! J-P Dice recorded a six-minute tutorial on how to program your NOAA weather radio. Click this link to watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/LnH4WGk4tz8 To program your weather radio, you will need your county's SAME code and the frequency for the transmitter you're closest to.
U.S. Senator Landrieu faces headwinds in Louisiana re-election bid
Thursday, 09 October 2014 01:06
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - As U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu addressed students at a New Orleans university destroyed by Hurricane Katrina nine years ago telling of her struggles to fund its restoration, she could as easily have been describing her fight this year to get re-elected. In a race that could determine control of the U.S.
Reasons behind the quietest hurricane season in 30+ years
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:08
While the Pacific Ocean has produced an above-normal number of tropical storms and hurricanes this year, the Atlantic Ocean remains a sleeping giant. The 2014 season which runs from June 1st to December 1st started quickly as Hurricane Arthur formed off of the Carolinas and moved ashore during the 4th of July Weekend. It did minimal damage as winds barely achieved hurricane criteria.
New Orleans pursues final round of FEMA-funded Hurricane Katrina demolitions
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:16
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration is pursuing a final round of post-Hurricane Katrina blight demolitions funded by FEMA after a legal battle with the federal agency. More than 600 houses in New Orleans have been identified as potential candidates to be torn down -- although the administration says many of the houses on the list are, in fact, renovated and ultimately will be left untouched.
Weather Gang: Why Florida’s record-setting hurricane drought portends danger
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:34
Hurricane Andrew, 1992. (NASA) Florida has gone 3,270 days without a hurricane – nearly nine years and, by far, the longest stretch on record (the next longest streak is 5 seasons from 1980-1984, in records dating back to 1851). Meanwhile, the Sunshine state’s population and development have boomed. Florida is long overdue for a destructive hurricane and has never had so many people and so much property in the way.
Exhibit to showcase artwork restored after Katrina
Thursday, 02 October 2014 23:13
After first Ebola case, fears turn to U.S. pandemic preparedness
Storms expected to arrive in Ala. around 3 a.m. Friday
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:50
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Storms will impact much of Alabama overnight. We can expect a few severe storms in West Alabama. In particular, we're focusing on Marion, Winston, Walker, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa counties for the greatest potential for severe weather. Most of the active weather will not arrive until after 3 a.m. and last through the morning commute.
FEMA’s $240M Disaster Relief System Doesn’t Work
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:15
A $240 million dollar “high tech” system intended to help FEMA deliver supplies to victims of catastrophic disasters is a complete disaster itself, according to federal auditors. Nine years ago, after the government’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina, Congress mandated that FEMA build the Logistics Supply Chain Management System to help coordinate with other agencies and suppliers to quickly distribute food, water and blankets to victims.

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