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Hurricane Preparedness – Inland Flooding

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When it comes to hurricanes, wind speeds do not tell the whole story. Hurricanes produce storm surges, tornadoes, and often the most deadly of all — inland flooding. Flooding is not an aspect of a hurricane that only coastal residents have to fear. Inland flooding can be a major threat to communities hundreds of miles from […]

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Hurricane Preparedness – Winds and Wind Fields

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The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.  Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland.Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and mircrobursts. Hurricanes […]

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Hurricane Preparedness – Storm Surge

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Storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. The destructive power of storm surge and large battering waves can result in loss of life, buildings destroyed, beach and dune erosion and road and bridge damage along the coast. Storm surge can travel several miles inland. […]

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Hurricane Season Starts June 1

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For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, 2013 the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)  Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 […]