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Ladykillers: Hurricanes with female names deadlier than storms with male ones

Sunday, 01 June 2014 09:11
Are people more afraid of Hurricane Victor than Hurricane Victoria? Yes, says a study out today from researchers at the University of Illinois. "People may be dying as a result of the femininity of a hurricane (name)," says Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing at Illinois and a co-author of the study, which appears in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hurricane Season 2014 is here
Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:43
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - June 1, marks the first official day of hurricane season, and Harrison County emergency managers are warning everyone to be prepared. "Unfortunately, people have a mindset, I survived Camille, I survived Katrina; I'll survive the next one," said Captain Greg Federico with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office. Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, is predicting a below average hurricane season, these professionals say all it takes…
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins: 6 things to know
Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:51
MIAMI - The 2013 hurricane season was relatively quiet, despite predictions to the contrary. Climate change, however, continues to put scientists and forecasters on edge about the intensity and frequency of big storms. Below is a look at some of the things to know about this coming hurricane season. 1. SLOW SEASON EXPECTED Federal forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual Atlantic hurricane season, with eight to 13 tropical storms and three to six hurricanes.
El Nino Could Mean a Disaster-Free Hurricane Season
Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:33
The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, which means for the next six months the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. will be on the lookout for the next big Andrew, Hugo or Katrina. As it happens, the U.S. is in the middle of a record-breaking hurricane drought. It’s been 3,142 days since the last major hurricane—defined as Category 3 or above—made landfall in the U.S.
2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins: 6 things to know
Saturday, 31 May 2014 02:59
MIAMI - The 2013 hurricane season was relatively quiet, despite predictions to the contrary. Climate change, however, continues to put scientists and forecasters on edge about the intensity and frequency of big storms. Below is a look at some of the things to know about this coming hurricane season. 1. SLOW SEASON EXPECTED Federal forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual Atlantic hurricane season, with eight to 13 tropical storms and three to six hurricanes.
Hurricane evacuation tough call for state, residents and Charleston hospitals
Friday, 30 May 2014 16:29
A Pacific hurricane more powerful than ever recorded in May flared up last month before weakening. A potential cyclone in the Atlantic was watched by forecasters but dissipated. Welcome to the tropics. Sunday is the official start of the 2014 hurricane season and it begins with one of the larger concerns left hanging: Evacuations. The state's plan is still largely untested.
Hurricane 2014: Lee and Collier lack shelter space for major storm, study says
Friday, 30 May 2014 12:00
Eduardo Castillo helps Cheryl Arreola of Fort Myers move things from her car into Germain Arena in Estero as Hurricane Charley comes ashore Friday afternoon (August 13).
Hancock Co. EOC building to open during 2014 hurricane season
Friday, 30 May 2014 09:58
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Emergency Operation Center has been without a permanent place to call home since Hurricane Katrina nearly nine years ago. In fact, the EOC staff has been uprooted and bounced around to six different temporary locations since the storm. Although the new EOC building now under construction on Highway 603 in Kiln won't be finished before the 2014 hurricane season begins on Sunday, it will be ready to…
Hurricane insurance deductibles: What? When?
Thursday, 29 May 2014 01:42
If the home you insured for $300,000 has a 5 percent hurricane deductible, you would be responsible for the first $15,000 in hurricane damage as defined by the policy. With a standard, non-hurricane deductible, you might pay just the first $500 of a home insurance claim out of your own pocket. In some states, homeowners may be able to get a dollar-amount hurricane deductible by agreeing to pay a higher premium, though in high-risk shore…
Hurricane Katrina legacy continues in New Orleans with all-charter school district
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:46
The Akili Academy charter school in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans will be absorbing some students from the city’s closing public schools. Photo by Edmund D. Fountain for The Washington Post via Getty Images When students in the New Orleans Recovery School district head back to class next fall, not one will be attending a traditional public school.

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