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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.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Ready For The Storm
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:28
The week of May 25-31 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Having lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life, from Florida to Texas, the start of Hurricane Season always brings back bittersweet memories. I can remember huddling together with my family in a small wooden boathouse in Florida as hurricane-force winds ripped our summer vacation apart. Flooding after Hurricane Alicia turned our home into a virtual lighthouse for several days, with the only way in…
SungardASVoice: National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Ready For The Storm
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 07:28
The week of May 25-31 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Having lived on the Gulf Coast my entire life, from Florida to Texas, the start of Hurricane Season always brings back bittersweet memories. I can remember huddling together with my family in a small wooden boathouse in Florida as hurricane-force winds ripped our summer vacation apart. Flooding after Hurricane Alicia turned our home into a virtual lighthouse for several days, with the only way in…
Hurricane forecasters: Unpredictable paths to fame
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 05:29
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — We see them on TV, braving hurricanes, flooding and tornadoes. Delivering the weather has put a whole new group of celebrities on the national radar: meteorologists. But what path did they take to become so well known? For some, it was a childhood obsession with storms; for others, it was a fortuitous but unpredictable turn of events.
Nonprofit, insurance company launch disaster guide
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 21:14
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As storm season ramps up in Oklahoma, a nonprofit group formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is teaming with a national insurance company to help better prepare communities for the recovery after a natural disaster. The St. Bernard Project and Farmers Insurance are distributing their Disaster Recovery Playbook to cities and towns across the country. The goal is to share some of the best practices that were learned by communities…
New Orleans mayor: Detroit can come back just like we did
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 10:59
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, flooding more than 80% of the city, MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked me, Why should a guy driving a cab up in Detroit care about rebuilding New Orleans? I said that an American tragedy requires an American response. This is the same reason why someone in New Orleans should care about Detroit and its struggles.
Drones are the newest tool in hurricane research
Monday, 26 May 2014 21:29
MIAMI — The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts — but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see. That may change this summer. Thanks to post-Hurricane Sandy federal funding, a handful of winged drones can spend hours spiraling in a hurricane's dark places, transmitting data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms fizzle while others strengthen into monsters.
During #HurricanePreparednessWeek @TexasTech Has @TTUwind Experts Available to Discuss Upcoming Season
Monday, 26 May 2014 13:09
]]]]>]]> Expert Pitch Released:5/27/2014 5:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom:Texas Tech University more news from this sourceContact Information Available for logged-in reporters only The first hurricane of 2014, Hurricane Amanda, became the strongest May eastern Pacific hurricane on record Sunday morning, as peak winds approached that of a Category 5 storm. By Monday evening it dipped to Category 2 but, unexpectedly, regained strength Tuesday to return to Category 3.

GNO Inc's Michael Hecht stokes New Orleans region rapid acceleration


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