Non-frontal low-pressure systems over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection and definite pattern of surface wind circulation.
A dangerous life-threatening hypermetabolic condition characterized by high FEVER and dysfunction of the cardiovascular, the nervous, and the gastrointestinal systems.
Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
The motion of air relative to the earth's surface.
City in Orleans Parish (county), largest city in state of LOUISIANA. It is located between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.
Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
Assistance, such as money, food, or shelter, given to the needy, aged, or victims of disaster. It is usually granted on a temporary basis. (From The American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed)
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
An abnormally rapid ventricular rhythm usually in excess of 150 beats per minute. It is generated within the ventricle below the BUNDLE OF HIS, either as autonomic impulse formation or reentrant impulse conduction. Depending on the etiology, onset of ventricular tachycardia can be paroxysmal (sudden) or nonparoxysmal, its wide QRS complexes can be uniform or polymorphic, and the ventricular beating may be independent of the atrial beating (AV dissociation).
Any type of variation in the appearance of energy output of the sun. (NASA Thesaurus, 1994)
The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
A republic stretching from the Indian Ocean east to New Guinea, comprising six main islands: Java, Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly known as the Celebes) and Irian Jaya (the western part of New Guinea). Its capital is Djakarta. The ethnic groups living there are largely Chinese, Arab, Eurasian, Indian, and Pakistani; 85% of the peoples are of the Islamic faith.
A parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch in southeast Asia, consisting of 11 states (West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula and two states (East Malaysia) on the island of BORNEO. It is also called the Federation of Malaysia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur. Before 1963 it was the Union of Malaya. It reorganized in 1948 as the Federation of Malaya, becoming independent from British Malaya in 1957 and becoming Malaysia in 1963 as a federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore (which seceded in 1965). The form Malay- probably derives from the Tamil malay, mountain, with reference to its geography. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p715 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p329)
Inorganic or organic compounds that contain sulfur as an integral part of the molecule.
A bright bluish pink compound that has been used as a dye, biological stain, and diagnostic aid.
An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
The outer shorter of the two bones of the FOREARM, lying parallel to the ULNA and partially revolving around it.
A body of water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the earth, extending amidst Africa in the west, Australia in the east, Asia in the north, and Antarctica in the south. Including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, it constitutes the third largest ocean after the ATLANTIC OCEAN and the PACIFIC OCEAN. (New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia, 15th ed, 1990, p289)
Numerous islands in the Indian Ocean situated east of Madagascar, north to the Arabian Sea and east to Sri Lanka. Included are COMOROS (republic), MADAGASCAR (republic), Maldives (republic), MAURITIUS (parliamentary democracy), Pemba (administered by Tanzania), REUNION (a department of France), and SEYCHELLES (republic).
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Organizations comprising wage and salary workers in health-related fields for the purpose of improving their status and conditions. The concept includes labor union activities toward providing health services to members.
A genus of the family CORONAVIRIDAE which causes respiratory or gastrointestinal disease in a variety of vertebrates.
Virus diseases caused by the CORONAVIRUS genus. Some specifics include transmissible enteritis of turkeys (ENTERITIS, TRANSMISSIBLE, OF TURKEYS); FELINE INFECTIOUS PERITONITIS; and transmissible gastroenteritis of swine (GASTROENTERITIS, TRANSMISSIBLE, OF SWINE).
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
Sudden slips on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.
A genus of the order Sirenia characterized by a notched tail, the presence of nasal bones and a long nasal cavity, and large columnar teeth lacking enamel. Dugongs inhabit the coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and the Malay Archipelago. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996)
Common name for many members of the FALCONIFORMES order, family Accipitridae, generally smaller than EAGLES, and containing short, rounded wings and a long tail.
Tracts of land completely surrounded by water.
Environments or habitats at the interface between truly terrestrial ecosystems and truly aquatic systems making them different from each yet highly dependent on both. Adaptations to low soil oxygen characterize many wetland species.
Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
Events and activities of the Earth and its structures.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.
The field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in exercise and sports activities.
Illegitimate use of substances for a desired effect in competitive sports. It includes humans and animals.
Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.
Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.
Games in which players use a racquet to hit a ball or similar type object.
Oils which are used in industrial or commercial applications.

Preparing for disaster: response matrices in the USA and UK. (1/195)


Access to care among displaced Mississippi residents in FEMA travel trailer parks two years after Katrina. (2/195)


Internet-based morbidity and mortality surveillance among Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Georgia. (3/195)

INTRODUCTION: The Internet has revolutionized the way public health surveillance is conducted. Georgia has used it for notifiable disease reporting, electronic outbreak management, and early event detection. We used it in our public health response to the 125,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees who came to Georgia. METHODS: We developed Internet-based surveillance forms for evacuation shelters and an Internet-based death registry. District epidemiologists, hospital-based physicians, and medical examiners/coroners electronically completed the forms. We analyzed these data and data from emergency departments used by the evacuees. RESULTS: Shelter residents and patients who visited emergency departments reported primarily chronic diseases. Among 33 evacuee deaths, only 2 were from infectious diseases, and 1 was indirectly related to the hurricane. CONCLUSION: The Internet was essential to collect health data from multiple locations, by many different people, and for multiple types of health encounters during Georgia's Hurricane Katrina public health response.  (+info)

RGS2 and generalized anxiety disorder in an epidemiologic sample of hurricane-exposed adults. (4/195)


Hurricane Katrina: impact on cardiac surgery case volume and outcomes. (5/195)

Hurricane Katrina produced a surge of patient referrals to our facility for cardiac surgery. We sought to determine the impact of this abrupt volume change on operative outcomes. Using our cardiac surgery database, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Continuous Improvement in Cardiac Surgery Program, we compared procedural outcomes for all cardiac operations that were performed in the year before the hurricane (Year A, 29 August 2004-28 August 2005) and the year after (Year B, 30 August 2005-29 August 2006). Mortality was examined as unadjusted rates and as risk-adjusted observed-to-expected ratios. We identified 433 cardiac surgery cases: 143 (33%) from Year A and 290 (67%) from Year B. The operative mortality rate was 2.8% during Year A (observed-to-expected ratio, 0.4) and 2.8% during Year B (observed-to-expected ratio, 0.6) (P = 0.9). We identified several factors that enabled our institution to accommodate the increase in surgical volume during the study period. We conclude that, although Hurricane Katrina caused a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of cardiac operations that were performed at our facility, good surgical outcomes were maintained.  (+info)

Spatial patterns of natural hazards mortality in the United States. (6/195)


Health of Medicare Advantage plan enrollees at 1 year after Hurricane Katrina. (7/195)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of Hurricane Katrina on mortality, morbidity, disease prevalence, and service utilization during 1 year in a cohort of 20,612 older adults who were living in New Orleans, Louisiana, before the disaster and who were enrolled in a managed care organization (MCO). STUDY DESIGN: Observational study comparing mortality, morbidity, and service use for 1 year before and after Hurricane Katrina, augmented by a stratified random sample of 303 enrollees who participated in a telephone survey after Hurricane Katrina. METHODS: Sources of data for health and service use were MCO claims. Mortality was based on reports to the MCO from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; morbidity was measured using adjusted clinical groups case-mix methods derived from diagnoses in ambulatory and hospital claims data. RESULTS: Mortality in the year following Hurricane Katrina was not significantly elevated (4.3% before vs 4.9% after the hurricane). However, overall morbidity increased by 12.6% (P <.001) compared with a 3.4% increase among a national sample of Medicare managed care enrollees. Nonwhite subjects from Orleans Parish experienced a morbidity increase of 15.9% (P <.001). The prevalence of numerous treated medical conditions increased, and emergency department visits and hospitalizations remained significantly elevated during the year. CONCLUSIONS: The enormous health burden experienced by older individuals and the disruptions in service utilization reveal the long-term effects of Hurricane Katrina on this vulnerable population. Although quick rebuilding of the provider network may have attenuated more severe health outcomes for this managed care population, new policies must be introduced to deal with the health consequences of a major disaster.  (+info)

Katrina and the Thai Tsunami - water quality and public health aspects mitigation and research needs. (8/195)

The South East Asian Tsunami in Thailand and Hurricane Katrina in the United States were natural disasters of different origin but of similar destruction and response. Both disasters exhibited synonymous health outcomes and similar structural damage from large surges of water, waves, and flooding. A systematic discussion and comparison of the disasters in Thailand and the Gulf Coast considers both calamities to be similar types of disaster in different coastal locations. Thus valuable comparisons can be made for improvements in response, preparedness and mitigation. Research needs are discussed and recommendations made regarding potential methologies. Recommendations are made to: (1) improve disaster response time in terms of needs assessments for public health and environmental data collection; (2) develop an access-oriented data sharing policy; and (3) prioritize natural geomorphic structures such as barrier islands, mangroves, and wetlands to help reduce the scale of future natural disasters. Based on the experiences gained opportunities to enhance disaster preparedness through research are presented.  (+info)

The Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) is providing a Tropical Cyclone Danger Area graphic based on the 34-kt wind speed probabilities through 72-hours from the latest tropical cyclone advisory for an active tropical cyclone. The graphic outlines avoidance areas using the 10% and 50% 34-kt wind speed probability contours from the latest tropical cyclone advisory issuances for both the Atlantic and East Pacific basins (Figures 1 and 2). The current Tropical Cyclone Danger Area graphic utilizes the mariners 1-2-3 rule to outline avoidance areas through 72 hours for active tropical cyclones. Feedback from users indicated that the use of the 1-2-3 methodology has led to over-warned large avoidance areas. The 1-2-3 methodology assumes an average forecast track error of 100 nmi at Day 1, 200 nmi at Day 2 and 300 nmi at Day 3 rule (Figure 3). These values are well above the most recent 10-year averaged forecast track errors of 50 nmi at Day 1, 85 nmi at Day 2 and 120 nmi at Day 3 ...
Governments and individuals have already spent several billion dollars, countless hours, political and emotional resources on recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Despite this major investment in the recovery on the U.S. Gulf Coast, there is little understanding of what actually affects a housing unit or communitys ability to recover from a disaster or what determines the rate of recovery in time. This study uses building permits issued in the three coastal counties of Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina to track recovery of the built environment. This study provides insight into how recovery is progressing by investigating whether recovery is occurring evenly across the Gulf Coast or whether there are clusters of recovery. This study also demonstrates how damage caused by the storm is affecting the distribution of rebuilding in space and time, and the influence of federal aid on recovery through FEMA grants and SBA disaster loans. This in-depth analysis of the building permit data uses several
Hello to all….. Tropical Depression (TD)13 became Tropical Storm Lorenzo at the 2 PM EDT/1800 UTC advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds are now near 60 MPH. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast of Mexico from Palma Solo to Cabo Rojo and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect along the Gulf Coast of Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to La Cruz. Lorenzo is currently a small tropical storm with tropical storm force winds only extending 35 miles from the center.. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will continue to closely monitor the progress of Lorenzo. Lorenzo is not expected to strengthen further but this will be monitored in case something unexpected occurs. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!. 73,Rob-KD1CY ...
In a study assessing flood clean-up procedures in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, a team of scientists led by researchers at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health, report that household levels of mold and bacterial endotoxins in three single-family homes were so considerable that they equaled or surpassed those in waste-water treatment plants, cotton mills and agricultural environments.
This paper examined the effect of Hurricane Katrina on childrens access to personal healthcare providers and evaluated the use of propensity score methods to compare a nationally representative sample of children, as a proxy for an unexposed group, with a smaller exposed sample. 2007 data from the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health (G-CAFH) Study, a longitudinal cohort of households displaced or greatly impacted by Hurricane Katrina, were matched with 2007 National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH) data using propensity score techniques. Propensity scores were created using poverty level, household educational attainment, and race/ethnicity, with and without the addition of child age and gender. The outcome was defined as having a personal healthcare provider. Additional confounders (household structure, neighborhood safety, health and insurance status) were also examined. All covariates except gender differed significantly between the exposed (G-CAFH) and unexposed (NSCH) samples. Fewer G-CAFH
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As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, a lot of prognosticators are offering up predictions for what it means for gasoline prices in that market. I thought it might be of interest to note the differences in Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina concerning the oil and gas markets.. Hurricane Sandy has already reduced refining capacity in the Northeast, and the possibility exists of extended outages if any of these refineries take significant damage from the hurricane. Gasoline and heating oil inventories in the area were already very low, and this increases the chances of sharp gasoline spikes across the area. However, these spikes are expected to be short-lived and localized, as the area also receives gasoline from Europe and from the Colonial Pipeline, which brings supplies to the East Coast from the Gulf Coast. As long as refinery outages are not prolonged, the gasoline markets should return to normally fairly quickly. However, people would be wise to make sure their cars are topped ...
Increases in Atlantic tropical cyclone intensity have been related to increases in Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST), and Elsner (2007) has shown that it is likely to be rising global temperatures that drive the increases in both cyclone intensity and Atlantic SST. However, the nature of the climate relationships to tropical cyclones is likely to be complex, and certainly includes oceanic and atmospheric circulation patterns that operate on ocean basic scales. Significant but weak. J.B. Elsner and T.H. Jagger (eds.), Hurricanes and Climate Change, 139. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-09410-6, © Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009. statistical correlations exist between the Atlantic hurricane source region and the northern Atlantic (Goldenberg et al., 2001) and tropical Pacific warm pools (Wang et al., 2006). Several authors have used these statistical relationships to produce predictive models of Atlantic hurricane season intensity and tropical storm numbers (e.g. Elsner and Jagger, 2006; ...
The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season was short-lived. Satellite imagery revealed that Tropical Storm Alvin became a remnant low pressure area 36 hours after it was named.. NASAs GOES Project created an image of Alvins remnants using infrared data from NOAAs GOES-15 satellite on May 17 at 1200 UTC (8 a.m. EDT). NASAs GOES Project is located at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Alvin became a named tropical storm on May 15 at 5 p.m. EDT and weakened into a trough (elongated area) of low pressure by 5 a.m. EDT on May 17.. The GOES-15 satellite image showed that the system has become elongated and did not have a well-defined center. The National Hurricane Center also noted that Alvins remnant low pressure area had become further embedded within the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone and is no longer a tropical cyclone.. The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone is a broad area of low atmospheric pressure located in the equatorial region where the ...
The National Hurricane Center identified an area of interest for possible tropical development back on June 13th. The area of interest was in the western Caribbean or Central America off the coast of Mexico and Belize. By June 19th, statements were initiated for Potential Tropical Cyclone Three in the south central Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Cindy formed the afternoon of June 20th, 360 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. Tropical Storm Cindy eventually made landfall on the Louisiana Coast very close to the Texas and Louisiana state line. Cindy moved north and northeast across Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky before losing its tropical characteristics. Cindy became Post Tropical Cyclone Cindy over central Kentucky on June 23rd. Very heavy rainfall accompanied Cindy, but was located in two distinct areas. One area was very close to the center over Texas and Louisiana. The second was much larger and several hundreds miles to the east. This rain area was produced by a long southerly ...
Who is politically accountable for the failure of the emergency management plan in response to Hurricane Sandy that lead to infrastructure failure at New York City hospitals ?. Following the infrastructure failure of critical hospitals in New York City because of flooding and storm surge associated with Hurricane Sandy and related power failures, some healthcare activists began to demand answers for the failure of New York Citys emergency management planning. The fault does not lie with the doctors and medical staff at the impacted hospitals ; rather, the politicians in charge of the citys emergency management plan must account for this irresponsible and dangerous situation. How could it be that New York Citys resources would prioritise reopening business when critical hospitals could be left in the dark ? One activist has posted a new YouTube video requesting political accountability for the dangerous risks posed to public health by Mayor Michael Bloombergs lack of real emergency ...
Proceeds from the fundraising event will aid in the relief & reconstruction from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy to the parish of St Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, NJOn Thursday March 21, a benefit dance was held in Concannons Village in Norwood in aid of the victims of Hurricane Sandy The event was a resounding success with over $15,000 raised and two truck-loads of items such as food and clothing being delivered to St Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in Atlantic City, NJWhen the devastating events of Sandy were taking place, Tommy Henry (of the Noel Henry Irish Showband) and some friends wondered if they could raise money for the victims of the hurricane by running a benefit through the Irish clubs Along with Dan and Anna McAuliffe and a committee of around 8 people, they got in touch with Monsignor Hodge of St Nicholas of Tolentine and decided to hold the benefit for his parish in Atlantic City
After the active Atlantic hurricanes seasons of 2004 and 2005, the period 2006-2016, was the longest recorded period of no major hurricane landfalls on the US mainland. That period ended in 2017, with two major hurricane landfalls and well over $100 billion in economic damage. This paper updates and extends previous work that normalizes mainland US hurricane damage from 1900-2017 to 2017 US dollar values. The analysis reflects the ongoing HURDAT reanalysis efforts. Two separate normalization methodologies show no significant trends in mainland US normalized damage. Such a lack of trends is expected as it corresponds to a lack of trends in landfall hurricane frequency and intensity over the record. Normalized losses for the 1926 Great Miami Hurricane are upwards of $200 billion. Also of interest, 2017 Hurricane Irma surpasses the wind-related losses of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Previously published analysis revealed losses from 2005 Hurricane Katrina as ranking above the 1900 Galveston ...
Tongas met office has now cancelled the tropical cyclone warning for Tongas main island of Tongatapu.Tropical cyclone Jasmine passed over Tonga on Tuesday night, the second cyclone to hit the kingdom in over a week.The Ministry of Agriculture has been assessing the extent of the damage caused by Jasmine on crops and plantations in the Kingdom.It says in the central district, 80 percent of banana trees were damaged, while crops and plantations on the western side of Tongatapu are believed to suffered the most damage.A similar survey will soon be carried out to crops on the eastern side of the island.Tonga Radio also reports all government schools in the kingdom will resume next Monday.Meanwhile, many families who were evacuated to different centres while tropical cyclone Jasmine hit the capital Nukualofa have not yet returned to their homes due to flood damage.It is not yet confirmed when they will return to their homes.. ...
As New York and its surrounding areas grapple with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a suprise announcement and endorsed Barack Obama for president, saying the incumbent is the best choice to tackle climate change.. The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast -- in lost lives, lost homes and lost business -- brought the stakes of Tuesdays presidential election into sharp relief, Bloomberg, a political independent who backed neither candidate in the 2008 election, writes in an op-ed posted on Thursday to Bloomberg View.. Bloomberg says he suspects that climate change is to blame for the severity of the Sandy, which has claimed 38 lives in New York City alone and caused billions of dollars in damage. And while he has offered sharp criticism of both candidates in the past -- particularly on the topic gun control, an issue brought into sharp focus after the mass-shooting at a Colorado screening of The Dark ...
Whereas hurricane Irene was primarily a rain event for Staten Island, Sandy was a storm surge event. In both cases the wind damage was small compared to most hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy is responsible for 43 deaths in NYC of which 53 % came from Staten Island. It is also responsible for massive destruction in the coastal region of Staten Island, NY. In natural settings, tidal marshes, bays, estuaries, coastal dune fields, and barrier islands dissipate the storms energy. In the New York area, marshes and bays, like Jamaica Bay, act as a natural sponge to absorb the energy of the wind and storm surge. Unfortunately, in New York, and on the eastern shore of Staten Island, like many urban areas, we have hardscaped the sponge with roads, parking lots, housing developments, stores, hospitals, schools, bridges, trains and all elements of urbanization. This comes at a cost when these structures absorb the energy. There is a place for seawalls, barriers, storm doors and other engineering marvels. ...
A barreling Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey this evening, hours earlier than previously expected. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects that the landfall will be accompanied by life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds.
Hurricanes are among natures most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. In the Central Pacific Ocean, an average of 3 tropical storms, 2 of which become hurricanes form or move over the area during the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Guam, the Northern Marianas and Micronesia experience typhoons all year round but the main season in July through November with a peak from mid-August to mid-September. Over a typical 2-year period, the U.S. coastline is struck by an average of 3 hurricanes, 1 of which is classified as a major hurricane (winds of 111 mph or greater). By knowing what actions to take before the hurricane season begins, when a hurricane approaches, and when the storm is in your area, as well as what to do after a hurricane leaves your area, you can ...
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that forms in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. They are among the most destructive forces in nature. Hurricane season runs from June through November, peaking in early to mid-September. But hurricanes can happen any time.. While hurricane winds and tide surge pose a tremendous threat to life and property, resulting heavy rains and tornadoes also cause extensive damage. This Tropical Cyclone Guide from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides extensive information on the anatomy of a hurricane and ways to prepare.. Tropical storms and depressions also can cause major damage. Even if a storm doesnt reach the maximum sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour to classify as a hurricane, the 39 to 73 mile-per-hour winds of a tropical storm, along with heavy rains and tornadoes, can cause loss of life and property. ...
There are four stages of tropical cyclones, which are tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane or typhoon. In terms of the life cycle of a tropical cyclone, which on...
National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Hermine has formed in Gulf of Mexico - AP News: MIAMI (AP) - National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Hermine .12/12/2017 17:44:24PM EST.
The LSU SVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital operated its intensive care unit 24/7 at near capacity and, at times, over capacity to accommodate animals affected by Hurricane Katrina. A secondary ICU was set up to handle these additional cases, many of which the hospital treated at its own expense. Ward 1 was designated a secondary or step-down ward for hurricane pets. The creation of a secondary ward became necessary when the small animal ICU reached capacity. This step-down ward (so called because it provided care one step below that offered in the ICU) was staffed by volunteer veterinarians and technicians from all across the country and was run by Dr. Mark Neer, then small animal section chief. The Hospitals small animal ICU has 38 cages and six runs for large dogs; the secondary ward has 24 cages. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was felt for several weeks rather than days, and at the height of the disaster, all of the hospitals cages were full. The ICU normally sees about 12 cases each day. ...
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Having faced the first blow of a double tropical storm pattern, the fertilizer industry is keeping a watchful eye on developments of Hurricane Laura as the system moves closer to a landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline. The approaching second storm and the earlier rain and wind impacts from tropical storm Marco have left fertilizer activity muted but to this point plant operations continue to function and there has been no immediate reports of damage to facilities. With an ammonia plant in Freeport that it shares with BASF, a source with producer Yara said that the operations were not affected by Marco but the jury is still out if they will close in front of Laura As the forecast intensives for Lauras landfall with the possibility it will be a category 3 storm, and with plants in the projected path once it strikes the US, fertilizer producer Nutrien said, Our plants in the southern United States continue to operate normally. We continue to monitor conditions closely. ...
The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model, which is run after each advisory issued by the regional tropical cyclone centres. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down.. ...
The 1926 Atlantic hurricane season featured the highest number of major hurricanes at the time. At least eleven tropical cyclones developed during the season, all of which intensified into a tropical storm and eight further strengthened into hurricanes. Six hurricanes deepened into a major hurricane, which is Category 3 or higher on the modern-day Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The first system, the Nassau hurricane, developed near the Lesser Antilles on July 22. Moving west-northwest for much of its duration, the storm struck or brush several islands of the Lesser and Greater Antilles. However, the Bahamas later received greater impact. At least 287 deaths and $7.85 million (1926 USD) in damage was attributed to this hurricane. The next cyclone primarily effected mariners in and around the Maritimes of Canada, with boating accidents and drownings resulting in between 55 and 58 fatalities. In late August, the third hurricane brought widespread impact to the Gulf Coast of the United States, ...
Even if you dont leave nearby, this storm can serve as an important reminder: We must ALL be prepared for unexpected events, or we can easily be caught empty-handed. A long-lasting event: 2-3 days of being hammered by Mother Nature Hurricane Sandy is not some simple hurricane that blows through in one night and then is over. Its going to be a long-lasting event, two to three days of impact for a lot of people, said James Franklin of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Wind damage, widespread power outages, heavy rainfall, inland flooding and somebody is going to get a significant surge event. Given that it usually takes another 2-3 days for cleaning up city streets after a massive snowfall event, this means the following: !! You need to have a 6-day food and water supply ready right now! !! Thats 3 days for the storm and 3 days for cleanup. And thats if nothing else goes terribly wrong. In a worst case scenario, this could extend to 7 - 10 days in some of the harder-hit areas. Local ...
Laurence is still a tropical cyclone even though the storm has made landfall in northern West Australia and is moving over land. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite noticed some powerful and high thunderstorms in Laurence before he made landfall, and the storm is still maintaining intensity for now, but that will wane as the storm continues to interact with the friction caused by traveling over land.. The TRMM satellite is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall. When the TRMM satellite passed overhead on 14 December 2009 at 2329 UTC getting rainfall data Tropical Cyclone Laurence was close to hurricane strength. The rotating rain bands around Laurences center of circulation off the coast of northern Australia were clearly revealed by TRMMs Precipitation Radar (PR) instrument as it peered through obscuring thunderstorm clouds.. Data from TRMMs Precipitation Radar (PR) instrument were ...
Ida battered Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 29 before its remnants brought deadly flooding to the New York area. Two other tropical storms, Julian and Kate, both fizzled out within a day.. In mid-August, Tropical Storm Fred made landfall in the Florida Panhandle and Hurricane Grace hit Haiti and Mexico. Tropical Storm Henri knocked out power and brought record rainfall to the Northeastern United States on Aug. 22.. The quick succession of named storms might make it seem as if the Atlantic were spinning them up like a fast-paced conveyor belt, but their formation coincides with the peak of hurricane season.. The links between hurricanes and climate change are becoming more apparent. A warming planet can expect stronger hurricanes over time, and a higher incidence of the most powerful storms. But the overall number of storms could drop, because factors like stronger wind shear could keep weaker storms from forming.. Hurricanes are also becoming wetter because of more water vapor in ...
An AECOM-Moffat and Nichol joint venture has won a potential five-year, $30 million contract to support coastal storm and flood risk management projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.. The JV will provide architect-engineer services to a coastal storm risk management effort from the South Shore of Staten Island in Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood Beach in New York as part of the contract, the Defense Department said Monday.. DoD expects contract work to finish by Jan. 8, 2023.. USACE received four bids for the project through an online-based solicitation.. Moffat and Nichol offers global infrastructure consulting services in the areas of structural, coastal and civil engineering; environmental sciences; economics analysis; inspection and rehabilitation and program management.. ...
This visualization shows the cold water trail left by Hurricane Katrina. The data is from August 23 through 30, 2005. The colors on the ocean represent the sea surface temperatures, and satellite images of the hurricane clouds are laid over the temperatures to clearly show the hurricane positions. Orange and red depict regions that are 82 degrees F and higher, where the ocean is warm enough for hurricanes to form. Hurricane winds are sustained by the heat energy of the ocean, so the ocean is cooled as the hurricane passes and the energy is extracted to power the winds. The sea surface temperatures are 3-day moving averages based on the AMSR-E instrument on the Aqua satellite, while the cloud images were taken by the Imager on the GOES-12 satellite.
Just as Typhoon Nargis has reminded us of the destructive power of tropical cyclones (with its horrible death toll in Burma-around 100,000 according to the UN), a new paper by Knutson et al in the latest issue of the journal Nature Geosciences purports to project a reduction in Atlantic hurricane activity (principally the frequency but also integrated measures of powerfulness). The close timing of the Knutson et al and Typhoon Nargis is of course coincidental. But the study has been accorded the unprecedented privilege (that is, for a climate change article published during the past 7 years) of a NOAA press conference. Whats the difference this time? Well, for one thing, the title of the paper: Simulated reduction in Atlantic hurricane frequency under twenty-first-century warming conditions (emphasis added).. The idea that climate change might actually decrease the frequency of tropical cyclones (TCs) is not an entirely new idea. Indeed, similar conclusions have been reached in earlier work ...
Just as Typhoon Nargis has reminded us of the destructive power of tropical cyclones (with its horrible death toll in Burma-around 100,000 according to the UN), a new paper by Knutson et al in the latest issue of the journal Nature Geosciences purports to project a reduction in Atlantic hurricane activity (principally the frequency but also integrated measures of powerfulness). The close timing of the Knutson et al and Typhoon Nargis is of course coincidental. But the study has been accorded the unprecedented privilege (that is, for a climate change article published during the past 7 years) of a NOAA press conference. Whats the difference this time? Well, for one thing, the title of the paper: Simulated reduction in Atlantic hurricane frequency under twenty-first-century warming conditions (emphasis added).. The idea that climate change might actually decrease the frequency of tropical cyclones (TCs) is not an entirely new idea. Indeed, similar conclusions have been reached in earlier work ...
As Hurricane Sandy moved northward along the U.S. Atlantic coast in October 2012, U.S. Geological Survey scientists worked to determine where and how the storms waves and surge might dramatically reshape the beaches and dunes that stand between the storm and coastal developments. Through a complex modeling process that uses coastal elevations, wave forecasts, and potential storm surge, they predicted coastal change hazards, such as shoreline and dune erosion, that might be expected during a Sandy landfall.. The coastal change forecast model predicts the probability of where and how sand dunes along the coast will be impacted by water levels during a storm. This includes the combined effect of surge and wave runup. The color band closest to the shoreline is the probability of dune erosion, the middle color band is the probability that sand dunes will be overtopped by waves during the storm, and the outer color band is the probability that the sand dunes will be completely inundated/flooded. The ...
For Earthquakes the challenge is to estimate in few minutes the possible areas of major damage based on the estimated seismic intensity (eg. Shakemaps). For Tropical Cyclones, the challenge is the pre-tasking of the images, to shorten the time between acquisition of the images and analysis.. The hazard data (eg. Shakemaps for earthquakes or wind, precipitation and storm surge for Tropical Cyclones) are automatically combined with the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) to identify the most exposed areas. The use of this series of AoIs allows to focus the acquisitions on the urbanised areas, allowing a comprehensive impact assessment at settlement level.. For each AoI defined by this new system, the exposed population is provided based on the population dataset of GHSL and the various hazards. The following data sources are adopted for the hazards:. ...
The benefits of tropical storms and hurricanes doesnt end with rainfall. It turns out the such storms can help maintain and build barrier beaches, such as those that line the East Coast. Orrin H. Pilkey, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke, noted that Barrier islands need hurricanes for their survival, especially at times of rising sea levels such as now. Its during hurricanes that islands get higher and wider. From a purely natural standpoint hurricanes are a blessing for islands, even though theyre a curse for people who live there ...
The above is a follow up on: Why Hurricane Matthew Unprecedented Storm Surge Hype? Man-Made Storm Surges For Agenda 21 Goals? 10-7-16 Storm surge - storm surge - storm surge - everywhere you turn its storm surge. No escaping it. To the point of being a chant. Without question storm-surge hype has been taken to a whole new level this week with the massively hyped mysterious-acting Hurricane Matthew. As evidenced by the posted article below and video [see post], the hype has now even become a national educational campaign -- How is it that until only relatively recently no one had ever heard of a storm surge. Hurricanes had come and gone over the past decades but never was there any mention of any thing called a storm surge...or the tsunami-like after effects. But now suddenly storm surges up to 20 feet should be considered as normally occurring with a hurricane - the people of planet earth are told -- Never mind that this sort of thing never happened before though - they are going ...
Tropical Storm Barry is expected to bring as much as 20 inches of rain and dangerous storm surges to the Gulf of Mexico. Following President Trump declaring a state of emergency, officials are now warning that the storm is likely to become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall.
BY: WEATHER TEAM , BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) - Tropical Storm Fred continues on its projected path of a Florida encounter on Friday or early Saturday. The National Hurricane Center is now urging South Florida to prepare for the potential of heavy rains and potential tropical storm force winds. Its still early - paths change - but its never too early to prepare for potential tropical trouble. This is the midday advisory from the National Hurricane Center: ...
The season had eight cyclonic storms, six very severe cyclonic storms and one super cyclonic storm, becoming exceptionally active. Amid a weak El Niño event, the seasons first named storm, Pabuk, entered the basin on January 4, becoming the earliest-forming cyclonic storm of the North Indian Ocean on record, tying with the 2014 season. The second cyclonic storm of the season, Fani, formed on April 26. Fani became an extremely severe cyclonic storm on April 30, reaching the equivalent of Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson scale, then made landfall in India killing 89 people between Odisha and Bangladesh; Fani caused $8.1 billion in damage. In early June, a strong pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) led to the development of the third cyclonic storm, Vayu, which formed June 10 in the Arabian Sea near the Maldives. The storm subsequently intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on June 12, after moving northwestward towards northwestern India and Pakistan. No tropical cyclones ...
Establishes there has been a 30-year trend showing an increase in Atlantic tropical cyclones strength related to an increase in ocean temperatures over the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhereStates trends in tropical cyclone intensity of less obvious over the rest of the tropics due to data limitationsThe paper overcomes these limitations by examining trends in the maximum intensities that cyclones achieve during their lifetimes, estimated from homogeneous data derived from an archive of satellite recordsFinds significant upward trends for wind speed quant
Blame belongs at topReference the editorial (Third-World America, Sept. 5) blasting FEMA for its poor performance following Hurricane Katrina.In their Los Angeles Times article Why FEMA Was
Hurricane Sandy reached the US on October 29 and left more than seven million people without power as it tore through the East Coast.. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it was monitoring impacts from the hurricane on nuclear power plants in the north-eastern US, including an alert declared at Exelon Corps Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey.. The plant, currently in a regularly scheduled outage, declared the alert due to water exceeding high water level criteria in the plants water intake structure.. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York cut power to some subway tunnels in lower Manhattan after tracks were flooded and New York Universitys Tisch Hospital was forced to evacuate 200 patients after a backup generator failed.. New York Utility Co Edison announced on October 30 that more than 650,000 customers in the city and Westchester County lost electrical power due to the storm.. ...
Tropical cyclone and hurricane formation probability Atlantic basin. Depression and invest tracker. Developed by the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch at CIRA.
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Flood and tropical storm warnings were issued across Miami, Florida, on November 8, ahead of Tropical Storm Eta reaching the coast.The Sun Sentinel reported the tropical storm warnings were issued for Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and the storm could reach hurricane strength by the time it reaches Florida on Sunday night.Six to nine inches of rain was forecast for south Florida through Tuesday, the report said.This footage shows an intersection flooded in downtown Miami. Credit: Jackson Dill via Storyful
Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas. Oakland, CA (October 29, 2012), - Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of more than 100 American Red Cross blood drives in 11 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 3,200 blood and platelet donations already.. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets.. Just as Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to provide disaster relief and other emergency assistance, we are mobilizing blood and platelets donations to ensure patients have access to the potentially lifesaving blood products they need, said Jared Schultzman, Communications Manager of the Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region. When you donate blood or platelets through the Red Cross, you can help patients in your local community and patients across the country, including those in Hurricane Sandys path.. The Red Cross partners with more than 3,000 hospitals and ...
How well a family recovers from a natural catastrophe may be tied to the households pre-disaster make up and socio-economic status. In a recent study, Dr. Michael Rendall of the RAND Corporation compared the number of households in New Orleans, LA that broke up following Hurricane Katrina to the national rate of household break-ups over an equivalent period. An estimated 1.3 million people fled the Gulf Coast during that emergency in 2005 the largest urban evacuation America has ever seen. The results are published today in the Journal of Marriage and Family.. Relying on survey data from the RAND Corps Displaced New Orleans Residents Pilot Study and a comparable national study, Rendall reports that a year after the hurricane the incidence of household breakup associated with post-hurricane displacement remained more than double the national rate over the same period. His comparison of living arrangements before and after Katrina indicates that 50% of grown children who were living with ...
In the four weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast, a total of 7,508 illnesses and injuries were reported. Reports on illnesses in hurricane evacuees and relief workers were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As Hurricane Sandy races towards the mid-Atlantic states, it is especially important that you and your family be prepared for the next few days to come. Here are several resources and informational links to help get you through the hurricane and beyond. National Resources: American Red Cross Hurricane App - If you have a smartphone, consider…
The environmental damage Katrina inflicted on the Slidell area and the wide swath of the Gulf Coast it slammed into was significant. Those familiar with the local environment say its too early to predict the lasting ecological impact.
8/1). For the report, titled Health Challenges for the People of NewOrleans, researchers last fall conducted a survey of about 1,500randomly selected adults younger than age 65 in the Greater New Orleansarea that included questions about their health insurance status andaccess to health care before and after the hurricane. According to the report, 43% of all adults reported at least oneproblem with health care access since the hurricane. About 22% of alladults reported a reduction in the ability to meet their health careneeds compared to before the hurricane, and 18% reported problems intheir efforts to reach their health care providers since the hurricane,the report found. In addition, 16% of all adults reported that theyhave had to switch health care providers since the hurricane, accordingto the report. About 20% of all adults reported that they lack healthinsurance, according to the report. Among adults in Orleans Parish, 25%reported that they lack health insurance and 70% of those adults ...
Posted on 10/26/2005 7:05:32 AM PDT by robowombat. A Shrinking New Orleans Mayor Says Infrastructure Cant Support Previous Population By Ceci Connolly and Manuel Roig-Franzia Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, October 26, 2005; A02 NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 25 -- Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who has vowed to resurrect his crippled city, conceded Tuesday that New Orleans will shrink to nearly half its pre-hurricane population and will have to make do with one-third of its previous budget. With as many as 250,000 homes uninhabitable and some neighborhoods still lacking basic services, Nagin estimated the citys shattered infrastructure could support 250,000 to 300,000 residents over the next year, compared with the half a million people who lived here before Hurricane Katrina struck Aug. 29. ******************** In a city that was 67 percent African American, Nagin won by dominating the vote in majority white districts. Many of those make up the geographic footprint he has identified for repopulating ...
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Stephanie Low and Leya Valdes are both freshmen at Loyola in New Orleans, they had barely started their first semester at college when Hurricane Ida hit.. Its been a little hectic, the storm itself was kind of just like oh were just sitting in our dorm, watching it go by, said Valdes. The two are from California and had never been in a hurricane before.. We havent really been in this type of weather where hurricanes happen a lot, so we didnt know what to expect, said Low. Loyola is a sister Jesuit school to Spring Hill. This isnt the first time Spring Hill has opened its doors to Loyola students, they also housed students in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.. Low and Valdes both say they and their families are appreciative of Spring Hill College caring for them during this hectic time.. Im just really thankful they allowed us to stay and they kind of figured it out for all of the students. The staff was really nice and let us eat in their dining room. The staff was really nice and ...
OCEAN CITY - A University of Pennsylvania study is attempting to delve into the psychological aspects of evacuating prior to predicted hurricanes, with a particular focus on Hurricane Irene, which forced a mandatory evacuation of Ocean City last August.. The study, led by Dr. Melissa Hunt, is essentially a continuation of a similar effort conducted following Hurricane Katrina and is attempting to apply the lessons learned from that study to the evacuations from Irene. The study is focusing on the decisions by residents in coastal areas to evacuate or not evacuate during Hurricane Irene, with a particular interest in the issue of a pet or pets in the house as it relates to an evacuation decision.. According to Hunt, prior to Hurricane Katrina, owning a pet was believed to be among the biggest factors in determining whether to evacuate. During that catastrophic storm, many residents in the coastal Gulf areas were forced to leave their pets behind or forcibly separated from their pets when they ...
Betty Tichich, Jules Grocery Store and Market, 1326 33rd, Galveston, Texas, from The Corner Stores of Galveston, Galveston County Cultural Arts Council, ca. 1977, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.63.1456 ...
Betty Tichich, Skips Food Store, 2902 Avenue R, Galveston, Texas, from The Corner Stores of Galveston, Galveston County Cultural Arts Council, ca. 1977, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.63.1388 ...
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Tropical storm warnings have been issued for western Cuba and northwestern Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday, as an area of low pressure over the northwest Caribbean Sea is expected to strengthen into a tropical cyclone.
Galveston has been home to many important figures in Texas and U.S. history. During the islands earliest history it became the domain of Jean Lafitte, the famed pirate and American hero of the War of 1812.[8] Richard Bache, Jr. who represented Galveston in the Senate of the Second Texas Legislature in 1847 and assisted in drawing up the Constitution of 1845. He was also the grandson of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America and Deborah Read. In 1886, the African-American Galveston civil rights leader Norris Wright Cuney rose to become the head of the Texas Republican Party and one of the most important Southern black leaders of the century.[156] Noted portrait and landscape artist Verner Moore White moved from Galveston the day before the 1900 hurricane. While he survived, his studio and much of his portfolio were destroyed.[157] A survivor of the hurricane was the Hollywood director King Vidor, who made his directing debut in 1913 with the film Hurricane ...
It has already been shown by other columnists on STR who should bear responsibility (but doesnt) for the disaster in New Orleans following hurricane Katrina. This is all a rather unique situation, since columnists worldwide seem to agree that government is responsible, even though most stress it is responsible only for the failure to supply enough help in time. So what we have here is actually a global agreement that government is to blame! Yet, just like the abused spouse who wishes to believe in her husband despite endless betrayals and beatings, the non-root-striking columnists keep returning to a dependence on government. After blaming government for not doing enough quickly enough in New Orleans , the very same columnists, along with people in general, demanded that government rebuild the city no matter the cost. (Of course, government never hesitates to increase its spending.) It seems there is no end to how much beating these people can take (Katrina is, as we know, only the last of a ...
As the size of landfalling hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico increases, were seeing more tornadoes than we did in the past that can occur up to two days and several hundred miles inland from the landfall location...The size of a tropical cyclone basically sets the domain over which tornadoes can form. So a larger storm that has more exposure over land has a higher propensity for producing tornadoes than a smaller one, on average.. James Belanger, lead-author. ...
Tropical Elsa Elsa obtained hurricane status late yesterday evening and earlier this morning, slightly weakened to a high end Tropical Storm.. At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NWS Doppler radars near latitude 29.2 North, longitude 83.6 West. Elsa is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a general northward motion is expected to continue through this afternoon. A turn toward the north-northeast is expected late this afternoon or tonight, followed by a faster northeastward motion by late Thursday. On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the north Florida Gulf coast by late this morning or this afternoon. The storm should then move across the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States through Thursday.. The primary impact to the coastal counties ARRL West Central Florida Section will be from storm surge, tropical storm force winds but soon begin to diminish today. The primary impact to ...
The disproportionate impact of Hurricane Katrina on low-income Black residents stemmed largely from the combination of racial injustices and economic inequalities embedded in pre-hurricane policies and disaster preparations as well as in the treatment of vulnerable communities during the hurricane and its aftermath. For example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used a flawed design, outdated data, and poor-quality materials to build the levees surrounding the citys Black and low-income communities to save money. The city government responsible for levee maintenance failed to repair many dilapidated levees, despite warnings.50 In addition, research has shown that Black residents were less likely than white residents to have evacuated during the storm because they could not afford to do so, and the state, federal, and local governments were slow to help evacuate those in need.51 And Black survivors of Katrina have since reported higher rates of displacement from their communities, unemployment, ...
With tropical storm Erika motoring toward the southeastern United States, hurricane season is clearly under way and people who live in the paths of these dangerous storms need to be prepared.
A hurricane deductible is applied only to hurricanes, whereas a windstorm deductible applies to any type of wind. If your policy has a hurricane deductible, it will clearly state the specific trigger that would cause the deductible to go into effect.. Unlike the standard dollar deductible on a homeowners policy, a hurricane or windstorm deductible is usually expressed as a percentage, generally from 1 to 5 percent of the insured value of the structure of your home.. If you live in an area at high risk for hurricanes, your hurricane deductible may be a higher percentage. Depending on your insurer and the state where you live, you may have the option of paying more money in premiums in exchange for a lower deductible.. Like any deductible, a hurricane or windstorm deductible will affect the bottom line of your insurance payout. If you have a high hurricane or windstorm deductible consider putting aside the additional money you may need to rebuild your home.. ...
Texas, as always, offers up a mixed bag of meteorological mayhem. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issued a news release on fish kills in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and at the southern tip of Texas, the coast is getting ready for tropical storm Don to make landfall. If anyone thinks that automatically means relief for the middle of Texas, theyre sadly mistaken as a high pressure dome (hole in the atmosphere) remains strongly in place over the middle. The temperature relief on the Lower Laguna Madre as well as some freshwater to lower salinity, should make for an outstanding couple of weeks there. As for the heat, blooms, and fish kills here - look for my solution in a post next week - night fishing for largemouth bass.. From TPWD News Release - Summertime Fish Kills Affecting DFW Area Lakes. Fort Worth- As daytime temperatures remain above 100 degrees, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologist are getting more calls from concerned anglers and pond owners in the ...
Public Health Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita--United States, 2005 -- Surveillance for Illness and Injury After Hurricane Katrina--Three Counties, Mississippi, September 5-October 11, 2005 -- Rapid Community Needs Assessment After Hurricane Katrina--Hancock County, Mississippi, September 14-15, 2005 -- Carbon Monoxide Poisonings After Two Major Hurricanes--Alabama and Texas, August-October 2005 -- Mortality Associated with Hurricane Katrina--Florida and Alabama, August-October 2005 -- Rapid Assessment of Health Needs and Resettlement Plans Among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees--San Antonio, Texas, September 2005 -- Illness Surveillance and Rapid Needs Assessment Among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees--Colorado, September 1-23, 2005 -- Progress in Reducing Global Measles Deaths, 1999-2004 -- Update: Influenza Activity--United States, February 19-25, 2006 -- QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Without Health Insurance Coverage, by Ethnicity--United States and Counties Along the United ...
Tropical storm Nicole has formed about 525 miles (840 kilometers) northeast of San Juan in Puerto Rico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.
Tropical storm Iota has devastated Central America, leaving residents to wade through the wreckage of two storms in a matter of weeks.
Study examines landfalling tropical cyclones along the eastern Pacific coast between the 16th and 20th centuries and finds the most persistent cycle lasted ~ 12 years and coincided with the ~11-12 year solar cycle. ...
Flint Brook, a tributary to the Third Branch White River in Roxbury, Vermont, has a history of flooding the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Departments Roxbury Fish Culture Station (the hatchery) and surrounding infrastructure. Flooding resulting from tropical storm Irene on August 28-29, 2011, caused widespread destruction in the region, including extensive and costly damages to the State-owned hatchery and the transportation infrastructure in the Town of Roxbury, Vermont. Sections of State Route 12A were washed out, and several bridges and culverts on Oxbow Road, Thurston Hill Road, and the New England Central Railroad in Roxbury were heavily damaged. Record high peak-discharge estimates of 2,140 cubic feet per second (ft3/s) and 4,320 ft3/s were calculated for Flint Brook at its confluence with the Third Branch White River and for the Third Branch White River at about 350 feet (ft) downstream from the hatchery, respectively. The annual exceedance probabilities (AEPs) of the...
NASAs Terra satellite saw the Atlantic Oceans twelfth tropical depression as it was forming, and an animation of NOAAs GOES-East satellite data showed its development into Tropical Storm Kate near the Bahamas.
TLDR. 1) We highlight 3 things to keep in mind as we reflect on Hurricane Ida.. 2) Somaliland successfully reduces cheetah trafficking. 3) Singapore company introduces black solider flies to solve the countries food waste problem. With winds hitting landfall at 150 mph, Hurricane Ida was one of the Top 5 most intense storms to ever hit the US mainland. While fortunately not one of the deadliest - in part due to the enormous protections built since Hurricane Katrina rocked New Orleans & southern Louisiana 16 years ago to the day - it was still highly destructive. 1 million folks in Louisiana are without power and hospitals, already overrun from the COVID Delta spike, are beyond capacity.. As Ida continues to bring major rainfall in its climb up the Mid-Atlantic coast, 3 key things stand out to us about this storm and what we can do to help mitigate damaged, displaced, and lost lives going forward.. Before getting into that, our thoughts and prayers are with all those hurt by this storm. If you ...
Acupuncturists Without Border help relieve the pain of those left in post-Katrina New Orleans and those who have come to help.
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) warns colleagues in Senate that US must invest in flood control projects in Louisiana in order to avert a major natural disaster in the event of a hurricane making landfall in Southern Louisiana. I want to speak this morning about what we can do here in Washington a little better, with a little more energy, with a little more focus to help the people in Louisiana and throughout the gulf coast area. Not only do they deserve our help, but because of the energy industry and the economic benefits they bring to the whole country, they not only need our help, they deserve our help. They deserve our attention…. We are talking about severe devastation when a Category 3 or Category 4 or Category 5 hurricane pushes that water out of the gulf, out of Lake Pontchartrain into the tremendously populated areas around the gulf coast.… We are in Iraq, in an important battle, but part of our objective there is to secure an oil supply for the region and for the Nation and to use ...
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D) warns colleagues in Senate that US must invest in flood control projects in Louisiana in order to avert a major natural disaster in the event of a hurricane making landfall in Southern Louisiana. I want to speak this morning about what we can do here in Washington a little better, with a little more energy, with a little more focus to help the people in Louisiana and throughout the gulf coast area. Not only do they deserve our help, but because of the energy industry and the economic benefits they bring to the whole country, they not only need our help, they deserve our help. They deserve our attention.... We are talking about severe devastation when a Category 3 or Category 4 or Category 5 hurricane pushes that water out of the gulf, out of Lake Pontchartrain into the tremendously populated areas around the gulf coast. ... We are in Iraq, in an important battle, but part of our objective there is to secure an oil supply for the region and for the Nation and to use ...
GALVESTON, Texas - A tigers on the loose in Galveston County.. Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough said Tuesday that the animal is out of its enclosure at an exotic pets center. The news follows reports of a lion holed up in a Baptist church with its owner on Bolivar Peninsula as well as livestock and other animals roaming amid Hurricane Ikes wreckage.. Yarbrough said, Turns out theres a tiger, and I understand hes hungry … so were staying away from him.. Yarbrough said everyone in the neighborhood knows the big cat, and thatexperts were being brought in to rescue it and other animals.. ...
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Oops-I guess I got distracted again. When I write about Cuba, a word or sentence can scatter my mind in many directions. Im going to focus on Katrina. The next day after I heard about her on the radio, she developed into Tropical Storm Katrina, then morphed into Hurricane Katrina. Her eye veered north of us and passed right over Miami, scoring a bulls-eye hit on the building that housed the National Hurricane Center. South Florida suffered a lot of destruction, and about a dozen people were killed. The Cubans in our camp were very concerned, because most of them had relatives in Miami. From there Katrina headed northwest across the Gulf, became a Category 5 hurricane, and was even more destructive, especially in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi. Most of you know the details of what happened there. But Ill bet very few of you know what happened after that involving Cuba, the U.S., and Katrina. The reports made the front pages of newspapers all over the world, including Americas best allies ...
Hurricane Isaias has made landfall hitting the North Carolina coast with sustained winds of 85mph.. The US National Hurricane Centre warned people living on the coast to brace for a storm surge up to 1.5 metres and up to 20cm of rain as the newly strengthened Isaias moved up the coast.. Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean and struck the Bahamas but remained at sea as it brushed past Florida over the weekend, providing some welcome relief to emergency managers who had to accommodate mask-wearing evacuees in storm shelters.. But the Hurricane Centre has warned the danger has not passed.. Daniel Brown, senior hurricane specialist, said: All those rains could produce flash flooding across portions of the eastern Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, and even in the northeast US.. ...
  • A Severe Cyclonic Storm is a category used by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to classify tropical cyclones, within the North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone basin between the Malay Peninsula and the Arabian Peninsula. (
  • 55 mph), however, it was bifurcated during 1988, when the IMD introduced a new category called Severe Cyclonic Storm with a core of hurricane winds. (
  • This new category was later further refined into Very Severe Cyclonic Storms, Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storms and Super Cyclonic Storms during 1999 and 2015. (
  • Severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah' over the Bay of Bengal will make landfall near Chennai tomorrow, the weather office said today, as the coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh brace to deal with it. (
  • The 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was one of the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons ever recorded, featuring 12 depressions, 11 deep depressions, 8 cyclonic storms, a record 6 severe cyclonic storms, a record 6 very severe cyclonic storms, a record 3 extremely severe cyclonic storms, and 1 super cyclonic storm, Kyarr , the first since Cyclone Gonu in 2007 . (
  • The season had eight cyclonic storms, six very severe cyclonic storms and one super cyclonic storm, becoming exceptionally active. (
  • The storm subsequently intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm on June 12, after moving northwestward towards northwestern India and Pakistan . (
  • The sixth cyclonic storm and a record-breaking fifth very severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Maha , formed on October 30 after Kyarr dissipated on November 1. (
  • The Severe Cyclonic Storm 'NISARGA' over coastal Maharashtra moved northeastwards with a speed of about 23 kmph during past 06 hours, weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and lay centred at 1730 hours IST of today the 03rd June, 2020 over interior Maharashtra, near latitude 19.0°N and longitude 73.7°E, 90 km east of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 50 km north-northwest of Pune (Maharashtra). (
  • That cyclone was categorized as a very severe cyclonic storm and caused extensive damage to buildings, electricity lines, communication networks and traffic. (
  • The impact of the "extremely severe cyclonic storm", which made landfall close to the temple town of Puri between 8 a.m and 10 a.m. was also felt in parts of West Bengal, including the beach town of Digha, and Andhra Pradesh. (
  • The cyclone weakened into a "very severe cyclonic storm" after landfall. (
  • FPJ Explains: Cyclone Tauktae - What does very severe cyclonic storm mean? (
  • Storm surge of about 1 metre above astronomical tide is expected at the time of landfall," the RMC said. (
  • A massive evacuation program, in which almost one million people were moved to safer ground before the storm made landfall, is credited with saving thousands of lives. (
  • In early June, a strong pulse of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) led to the development of the third cyclonic storm, Vayu , which formed June 10 in the Arabian Sea near the Maldives . (
  • A big disturbance has been predicted over the Arabian Sea, which might develop into a cyclonic storm in the next few days, but it is likely to be limited to the coastal parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Lakshadweep. (
  • Traditionally, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming major storms. (
  • Super-cyclonic storm Gonu over the Arabian Sea on June 4, 2007. (
  • Cyclonic storm Gulab to affect Southern Od. (
  • Further activity occurred in October, and in the latter part of that month, the first Super Cyclonic Storm of the 2010s, Kyarr , formed. (
  • Cyclonic Storm Kyarr formed on October 24 and three days later became the first super cyclonic storm since Cyclone Gonu in 2007 . (
  • The India Meteorological Department said the storm was a tropical depression that would intensify into a cyclone and was forecast to move toward the Gujarat coast. (
  • The low-pressure area located in the East Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm today and will move northwestwards and reach near West Bengal coast around Wednesday, May 26, the Department of Meteorology said yesterday. (
  • Bhubaneswar: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informs that the Depression over East-central & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal & North Andaman Sea has intensified into a Deep Depression & very likely to turn into a Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours. (
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds lashed parts of India on May 15, as cyclonic storm Tauktae moved over the country's west coast. (
  • CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) India Weather Review Annual Summary - Part-C: Storms and Depressions 1967 (PDF) (Report). (
  • Report on Cyclonic Disturbances (Depressions and Tropical Cyclones) over North Indian Ocean in 1992 (PDF) (Report). (
  • India Weather Review Annual Summary - Part-C: Storms and Depressions 1967 (PDF) (Report). (
  • BANGKOK (AFP) - At least 2,500 people have been evacuated from their homes in southern Thailand, where violent storms have lashed the region and sent floodwaters rising. (
  • As noted already, Jupiter experiences violent storms, which often take the form of zonal jets. (
  • A Cyclonic Storm is a category used by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to classify tropical cyclones, within the North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone basin between the Malay Peninsula and the Arabian Peninsula. (
  • When the wind speeds reach 74 mph (119 kmph), the storm is officially a "tropical cyclone" or hurricane. (
  • NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Evan on 16 December 2012 and captured this true-color image of the intense storm over the island nation of Fiji. (
  • Cyclone Helen, categorized as a severe cyclone storm, has wind speeds around half of those of cyclone Phailin. (
  • The cyclone, the worst April storm in 43 years, caused 'huge damage' in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri and Khordha districts in the state, according to the Odisha government. (
  • Le présent rapport étudie les effets du cyclone Gonu en République islamique d'Iran, qu'il approcha dans sa course le 6 juin 2007, et analyse les actions entreprises avant, pendant et après le passage du cyclone. (
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned the cyclone could hold up the progress of annual monsoon rains, as the storm drew rain clouds from over the sea. (
  • An abnormal rise in sea level accompanying a hurricane or other intense storm, and whose height is the difference between the observed level of the sea surface and the level that would have occurred in the absence of the cyclone. (
  • In late September, Deep Depression ARB 02 formed near Gujarat and intensified into the fourth cyclonic storm of the season, Hikaa. (
  • The second cyclonic storm of the season, Fani , formed on April 26. (
  • The storm has been named 'Fani,' as suggested by Bangladesh, he said. (
  • The season's first named storm, Pabuk , entered the basin on January 4, becoming the earliest-forming cyclonic storm of the North Indian Ocean on record. (
  • On average, three to four cyclonic storms form in this basin every season. (
  • Amid a weak El Niño event, the season's first named storm, Pabuk , entered the basin on January 4, becoming the earliest-forming cyclonic storm of the North Indian Ocean on record, tying with the 2014 season . (
  • For example, the 2010 Guatemala City sinkhole which killed fifteen people was caused when heavy rain from Tropical Storm Agatha , diverted by leaking pipes into a pumice bedrock, led to the sudden collapse of the ground beneath a factory building. (
  • The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said NDRF teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu on account of the cyclonic storm. (
  • The Times of India reported the cyclonic storm was tracking north from the Kerala coast to the Karnataka coast. (
  • Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) at Chennai said the storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall in northern coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, including the capital city. (
  • Physically based storm transposition of four Atlantic tropical cyclones. (
  • In this article, a method for the storm transposition of tropical cyclones is presented. (
  • It is important to note that cyclones can become extratropical and still retain winds of hurricane or tropical storm force. (
  • The Nature paper suggests that weakening winds have enabled the formation of stronger cyclones in recent years-including storms in 2007 and 2010 that were the first recorded storms to enter the Gulf of Oman. (
  • But north coastal belt of State will witness more rain & wind under impact of the storm on Nov 9 & 10 says IMD DG. (
  • Home event Cyclonic storm 'Mora' is heading towards Coastal Bangladesh: "Great Danger Signal" Number. (
  • Problem of the coastal population is further compounded if the storm surge coincides with a high tide. (
  • Nothing in nature delivers the atmospheric energy of a hurricane or the destructive potential of these cyclonic scourges. (
  • Areas lying in the paths of cyclonic storms are subjected to the associated variability of winds, temperature, and precipitation. (
  • Where prevailing winds, air masses, and traveling storms encounter mountains, the barrier effect retards movement, often forcing the air to rise. (
  • Splitting Storm - A thunderstorm which splits into two storms which follow diverging paths (a left mover and a right mover ). (
  • In previous flybys, Juno has captured remarkable shots of other storms and clouds on Jupiter. (
  • The centrifugal force (Coriolis force) due to earth's rotation makes the storms move towards poles. (
  • Meteorologists say there's "catastrophic storm surge potential. (
  • Storm surge is usually estimated by subtracting the normal or astronomic high tide from the observed storm tide. (
  • The actual level of sea water resulting from the astronomic tide combined with the storm surge. (
  • Around the world maximum people die of drowning by storm surge. (
  • Storm tides (high tide + storm surge) combined with mighty waves create havoc on the coast, toppling buildings, uprooting trees, washing away the roads and communication and power lines or anything that comes in their wake. (
  • This makes the prediction of how high will be the astronomical high tide when the storm surge will strike well neigh impossible. (
  • The MeT office in Delhi has briefed the PMO and the Cabinet Secretariat on the cyclonic storm. (
  • Soon after, on 6th November the remnants of Severe Tropical Storm Matmo crossed the Southeast Asia overland and again consolidated into a depression. (
  • The storm caused extensive damage to AIIMS Bhubaneswar with several overhead water tanks and a part of the roof getting blown away. (
  • This monumental storm has raged on the solar system's biggest planet for centuries," Scott Bolton, the Juno mission's leader, said in a NASA statement. (
  • But wind storms on the mighty planet can reach as high as 620 kph (385 mph). (
  • These storms can form within hours and become thousands of kilometers in diameter overnight. (
  • As a result, the necessity for the development of computer models to predict the track, intensity, and time of occurrence of cyclonic storms has increased to avoid loss of life and prevention of damages to public properties. (
  • Most weather experts expected reports of horrific damage and high loss of life given the intensity of the storm and geography of the affected areas, but not many were prepared when Philippine officials estimated that as many as 10,000 people may have died in Tacloban City alone when Haiyan struck. (
  • Since one does not know where the storm will move, it is always considered safer to forewarn and move maximum population to safer areas. (
  • CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Best track data of tropical cyclonic disturbances over the north Indian Ocean (PDF) (Report). (
  • Best track data of tropical cyclonic disturbances over the north Indian Ocean (PDF) (Report). (
  • In this image, the storm contains a large, cloud-filled eye, which was estimated at about 17 km (11 mi) across. (
  • NOAA Storm Spotters Guide/University of Illinois cloud catalog, Tornado spawning from a cloud. (
  • And this is part of the Jupiter's "string of pearls" storm cloud. (
  • Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. (
  • The Great Red Spot is a massive storm between one and two times as wide as Earth. (
  • with ancient cyclonic storms larger than the Earth, or a magnetosphere so powerful it defies comprehension. (

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