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June 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season off to a Slow Start

The end of June, 2014 brings the possibility for the first tropical cyclone of the season to the coast of Florida. At 2 PM EDT, an area of low pressure with thunderstorms was increasing in organization just 125 miles east … 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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Storm Surge: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The strong winds found within a hurricane are a powerful force driven by heat from the sun. Solar energy warms the surface of the ocean and evaporates water. The water vapor rises until it encounters a layer of cold air, … Continue reading

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