How The World Would End Without Hurricanes

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We’ve all seen the disheartening footage from areas like New Orleans, New Jersey and the Philippines after they’ve been bullied by a major hurricane. The death tolls, the billion-dollar damages and the countless number of displaced people still sit fresh in our memories. Some viewers, if not all, inevitably ask the question, “Isn’t there anything we can do to avoid these tragedies from occurring again?”. A quick...

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The WORST Hurricane Safety Tips You’ll Ever Hear


For those who live in areas with high hurricane activity, they’ve undoubtedly got a handle on what to do when one rolls into town. Option one, if the storm is strong and is anticipated to hammer wherever it’s to make landfall, is to simply leave town. Its a sure-fire bet that almost guarantees survival but comes at a cost of abandoning your home and personal property. The second option, if the storm is on the milder side, is to stay...

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Study Claims Female Named Hurricanes Deadlier

A New Study Says Female Named Hurricanes account for more fatalities compared to their male counterparts

According to a recent study, there may be a correlation between hurricane and tropical storm names and the number of lives they claim.  Simply put, a hurricane is a hurricane. Heavy rains, devastating flooding and damaging winds in excess of 150 mph can bring any coastal community down to its knees. However, a new study by the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of USA indicates that intense hurricanes with female names are deadlier...

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Hunting Hurricanes with Military Might

Advanced meteorological instrumentation on board military aircraft means increased hurricane awareness, preparedness. As the 2014 hurricane season commences, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is once again teaming up with the U.S. Air Force for their annual Hurricane Hunter’s Awareness Tour. The tour features stops throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as American hurricane hot spots like Florida, Texas and...

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Sales-Tax Breaks For Disaster Supplies

States in hurricane-prone regions are providing residences with sales-tax exemptions on disaster supply purchases

Hurricane-prone states like Virginia, Louisiana and Florida are giving their citizens a break on paying sales tax on disaster supplies. States around the nation, particular those most vulnerable to hurricane activity, are helping its citizens prepare for the worst by cutting them a financial break. So far Virginia, Alabama, and Louisiana have offered their residents a tax-free shopping window on disaster supplies that will best help them if a...

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Deadline for Disaster Relief Nears

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Application window for Hurricane Ike and Dolly disaster relief closing soon East Texas homeowners needing hurricane disaster relief have until Monday, May 5, 2014 to submit their applications for Round 2 of Deep East Texas Council of Governments’ (DETCOG) Disaster Recovery Housing Program. Under the program residents of Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler...

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