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  • Academic, Athletic Award Winners

    This corrects Gabrielle Herbosa's information. COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL Recipients of the 32nd annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards ANGELINE HONG School Activities/Clubs: Virtual Enterprise-Business Plan Team, Academic Decathlon, varsity tennis,...
  • Five ways to prepare your condo and home for hurricane season

    Five ways to prepare your condo and home for hurricane season
    Hard to believe hurricane season is nearly here, which means it is time to get ready for the worst by preparing your condo, home and community for the worst. Five things to consider: Protect your condo and home, but also protect your neighborsÂ’ home:...
  • Louisiana Braces As Flood Spillway Opens

    Louisiana Braces As Flood Spillway Opens
    Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge. The Army Corps of Engineers opened one of the 125 floodgates at the...
  • Louisiana Bayou Towns Brace For Flooding Impact

    Louisiana Bayou Towns Brace For Flooding Impact
    A day after Army engineers opened a key spillway to relieve flooding along the Mississippi River, residents of small Louisiana towns braced on Sunday for a surge of water that could leave thousands of homes and farms under as much as 20 feet of water....
  • Hurricane's most lethal danger: Inland flooding

    Hurricane's most lethal danger: Inland flooding
    The most prolific killer in hurricanes and tropical storms isn’t the strong winds, the battering waves or tornadoes but rather inland flooding, accounting for 59 percent of all tropical-system related deaths. About a quarter of those deaths are the...
  • Forecasting hurricane intensity remains a major challenge

    Forecasting hurricane intensity remains a major challenge
    For the past 20 years, the National Hurricane Center has struggled to improve intensity forecasts – and gotten virtually nowhere. For that reason, emergency managers as a rule expect to see storms make landfall a category or even two categories...
  • US in the crosshairs of major hurricanes

    US in the crosshairs of major hurricanes
    The U.S. coastline has never gone six straight years without being struck by a major hurricane, at least not since tropical record-keeping started in 1851. There’s a chance that record might be broken in the upcoming season, as the last major...
  • Hurricane center to experiment with 6 and 7 day forecasts

    Hurricane center to experiment with 6 and 7 day forecasts
    For the first time this year, the National Hurricane Center will attempt to forecast the track of tropical systems six and seven-days in advance. However, the public won’t see those projections. The long-range forecasts will be strictly an in-house...
  • Hurricane Hunter: The Storm Chaser Next Door

    Hurricane Hunter: The Storm Chaser Next Door
    Long before a hurricane makes landfall, there's a group of people risking their lives to help us stay safe. They're called the Hurricane Hunters and they work hand in hand with the National Hurricane Center to bring the most accurate information to the...
  • Mostly sunny, warm today

    Mostly sunny, warm today
    Expect a nice day with lots of sun, calm winds and only a small chance of rain. Wednesday's forecast calls for afternoon highs in the mid 80s and evening lows in the low 70s. Thursday should be similar, although a bit warmer. In other news: In honor of...
  • Raphael Kirby of Stone Mountain (Ga.) picks Hurricanes over Gators

    Raphael Kirby of Stone Mountain (Ga.) picks Hurricanes over Gators
    All roads seemed to be leading to Gainesville for Stephenson High linebacker Raphael Kirby. He enjoyed his visit to the University of Florida. He has a pair of teammates at the Stone Mountain, Ga., school who have already committed to Florida's 2012...