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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Secure important paperwork before hurricane season starts

    Secure important paperwork before hurricane season starts
    With hurricane season starting Wednesday, now is the time to start rounding up important documents for safekeeping, including insurance policies and videos or lists documenting what you own. Cyberspace has made it easier for South Floridians to...
  • Hurricane center monitors Atlantic disturbance; no threat to land

    Hurricane center monitors Atlantic disturbance; no threat to land
    With nine days remaining before the official start of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Atlantic 650 miles southeast of Bermuda. For now, the disorganized blob of low pressure doesn't appear to be a threat...
  • Atlantic disturbance diminishes

    Atlantic disturbance diminishes
    No surprise, the disturbance in the Atlantic has all but dissipated, done in by strong upper-level winds. As of 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center gave it a near zero percent chance of developing into a subtropical system. The low-...
  • May 25, 2011

    May 25, 2011
    According to the Connecticut disaster Center, Connecticut ranks 42nd in the country for frequency of tornadoes. That's a relief to me. I grew up in Indiana, which seemed to rank first. I know that's not true, but every spring, it was a tornado warning, or...
  • RTA Learns Difficult Lessons from Katrina

    RTA Learns Difficult Lessons from Katrina
    In 2004 the RTA rolled out its brand new red streetcars on Canal Street, but just a year later, the entire fleet was wiped out when Hurricane Katrina came ashore. Justin Augustine III is the Vice President of Veolia Transportation, which manages the RTA....
  • WSI: Hurricane likely to strike U.S. this year

    WSI: Hurricane likely to strike U.S. this year
    In the upcoming hurricane season, Weather Services International calls for 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes, or what would amount to a slightly more active season than normal. WSI, member of the Weather Channel Companies, predicts four of...
  • June 1 marks the start of hurricane season: Is Hampton Roads ready?

    June 1 marks the start of hurricane season: Is Hampton Roads ready?
    If the big one hits, are local governments ready? Hurricane season begins on June 1, and officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic. While much attention is placed on...
  • Shelters in South Florida during a hurricane

    The list of shelters is subject to change. Broward County: Seeking shelter from the storm Check the status of a shelter by calling Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954-831-4000 North Broward 1. Lyons Creek Middle, 4333 Sol...
  • Make sure hurricane protection products are approved

    Buying unapproved hurricane door and window coverings can leave you unable to obtain a building permit — and unsafe in a storm. How to protect yourself. Check the label: All approved hurricane protection products are required to carry some kind...
  • Ask questions when you renew your insurance policy

    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane in more than five years, but property insurance premiums continue to rise. Insurers doubled and tripled insurance prices after the devastating 2004 and 2005 season, causing a backlash. Laws passed in 2007 and 2008...
  • Donating for hurricane relief? Choose wisely

    Donating for hurricane relief? Choose wisely
    Donate — and don't get scammed If you want to help others in your community affected by a hurricane, you may want to give money to one or more charities. Be sure to check out the organizations before you write a check. Here are some tips for making...