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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Put Your Emergency Plan to Work

Surviving a hurricane requires planning before a storm threatens. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2014, and the Eastern Pacific Season has already begun and has already seen the first tropical cyclone of the season. It is important to … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Extreme Wind Hazards

Mention hurricane and the first thing people think of is the extreme wind that impacts structures and landscapes when the storm comes ashore. Television images depict reporters leaning into the wind and horizontal rain. The winds associated with a tropical … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Storm Surge and Coastal Flooding

News television networks often talk about storm surge and how it can overwhelm dikes and levees, cause damage to shorelines, and inundate coastal areas with fast rising water. When storm surge combines with a high tide, the effect is even … Continue reading

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