Tropical Storm Fausto

A tropical storm formed in the Eastern Pacific late Monday afternoon, July 7. The new storm is named Fausto and is the sixth tropical disturbance in the Eastern Pacific for the 2014 Hurricane Season. Shortly after the storm was upgraded to tropical storm status, Fausto strengthened a little as it moved westward at 14 miles per hour. Currently the storm is around 1,265 miles southwest off the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained...

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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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Amanda: A Strong Start to a Supposedly Weak 2014

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Though the 2014 Hurricane Season is expected to be weak, Hurricane Amanda started it off tempestuously, breaking the record for the earliest category 4 hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. Previously, that honor had gone to Hurricane Adolph which reached a peak intensity of 145 mph on May 29, 2001. Amanda weakened to a still-powerful Category 4 at 135 mph hurricane on Monday morning and fell to a Category 2 at 105 mph by late afternoon....

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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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Hurricane 2014 Season Predicted to be Another Quiet Season

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

Hurricane 2014 Season Prediction Residents of coastal areas will be relieved to hear that top forecasters from Colorado State University predict another quiet hurricane season in 2014, suggesting that nine tropical storms will form, but only 3 will become hurricanes. Colorado State’s team predicts a 35% chance of a major hurricane making landfall on U.S. Coast. In the East Coast, including Florida, the chance is only 20%, and only 19% for...

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Tropical Storm Karen

A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday, October 3, for southeastern Louisiana due to possible effects from the newly formed Tropical Storm Karen. Currently the storm is located 400 miles south of the Mississippi River. It has reached maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour with some strengthening over the next few days. Tropical Storm Karen is expected to reach hurricane status either late Friday evening, October 4, or early...

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