Hurricane, Flood Standards Development Committee Meets

Monday, 15 December 2014 11:04
Visible satellite image of Hurricane Gonzalo on the morning of Oct. 15, 2014. (Source: NOAA) By: Lanetra Bennett December 16, 2014 Tallahassee, FL - Experts say forty percent of hurricane property damage comes from storm surge. That's one of the issues the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology has to consider when looking at hurricane models.
Climate change could leave cities more in the dark
Sunday, 14 December 2014 04:31
Cities like Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a Johns Hopkins University analysis finds climate change will give other major metro areas a lot to worry about in future storms. Johns Hopkins engineers created a computer model to predict the increasing vulnerability to hurricanes of power grids in major cities on or relatively near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Nearly $40 Million in Sandy Aid May Be Fraud, Waste
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:37
Almost $40 million of the aid provided by FEMA to Hurricane Sandy may have been "improper or fraudulent," but that figure represents a huge improvement over the percentage of FEMA aid deemed questionable after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, according to a watchdog report released Friday.
Hurricane center to warn residents about storm surge
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:16
The center is seeking to improve awareness for the public and emergency officials on the damaging effects of surges on coastal communities. To aid in that goal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration debuted an online map earlier this year using computer models to illustrate potential storm surge risks that would accompany different categories of storms. A direct hit from only a Category 1 storm, according to the model-produced map, would inundate some areas of…
Mike Myers: Kanye West 'Spoke Truth' by Calling George W. Bush Racist
Thursday, 11 December 2014 02:36
Viewers of the September 2005 telethon to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief may still remember Mike Myers' awkward facial expression when Kanye West said that President George W. Bush "doesn't care about black people." Nine years removed, Myers is now weighing in on the incident. Myers toldGQin an interview that, despite his startled look during West's off-script rant, he is actually "super proud" to have been standing next to the rapper during that talked-about…
Hurricane center to offer new storm surge graphic
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:33
Beginning next year, the National Hurricane Center will offer an experimental graphic that will show which coastal areas could be inundated by dangerous flooding and subject to a storm surge watch or warning.lRelated Ken Kaye's Storm CenterNOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'See all related
Relocated by Hurricane Katrina, Michael Dison finding his way with Bobcats
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 13:53
Competitive, determined, focused. There are a number of adjectives you could use to describe Bobcat senior Michael Dison, but his team has one that may describe him better than any other, scrappy. PEAS Farm celebrates 40 year leaseDogs rescued from Plains puppy mill recover at shelterColumbia Falls plant ends discussions with state DEQStorage unit thefts on the rise in FlatheadMSU police step up security after second car vandal alert"Just so scrappy," said junior guard Marcus…
Long-empty St. Roch Market selects vendors and readies to return
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 02:15
The St. Roch Market, which flooded after Hurricane Katrina, has remained closed for nearly 10 years. When the indoor market returns this spring, however, it will be nothing like it was before the storm. Once dilapidated, the late 19th-century market will be bright and white with a half-dozen stalls running down each side. Just inside the door, Keenan McDonald, a veteran of the Hollygrove Market, will sell vegetables and fresh-cut flowers from local urban growers.
Report Saints brawl was fueled over Katrina jab, is fake
Sunday, 07 December 2014 17:16
Social media is known to hits below the belt with fabricated news. Blaming Sundays Saints-Panthers brawl on a Hurricane Katrina remark nears a new low. And the worse the loss, the worse the internet rumors. “It’s terrible,” says Who Dat Faith Harry. “It’s really terrible.” Mark Channing at Markman Sports Cards in Metairie says he heard a vicious internet rumor about Panthers QB Cam Newton, “’You should have died in Katrina.
Sizing up Katrina costs, St. Bernard rejects taxes
Saturday, 06 December 2014 10:18
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - In a sign of growing frustration over the cost of rebuilding their parish since Hurricane Katrina, voters in St. Bernard Parish have rejected several tax measures to pay for a number of public services. The rejection on Saturday of so many tax renewals, which pass in most elections, and two tax increases reflects the growing discontent over the cost of maintaining public services in what is a much smaller parish post-Katrina,…

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