Posts Tagged 'hurricane'

How To Prepare For A Hurricane

According to Popular Science –

As Hurricane Florence spins toward the east coast, it threatens to become one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall in the United States. The category 4 storm is on course to hit North Carolina and neighboring states on Thursday, bringing winds strong enough to tear roofs and walls from houses and take down enough electrical lines to cause weeks or months of power loss. A massive storm surge will inundate coastal communities, while areas farther inland may experience days of rainfall.

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Meet Harvey and Irma – Not The Hurricanes

According to the New York Times –

Harvey and Irma Schluter have been married for 75 years. He turned 104 in July; she will be 93 in November. They vividly remember many of the major events of the 20th century, from her first time spotting an airplane, during the Great Depression, to his wonder at watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. In a recent phone interview, Mrs. Schluter even recalled the weather near her home in Spokane, Wash., on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. (Cool and cloudy.) But never before have they seen two major hurricanes bearing their names threaten the United States. “I don’t know how they’ve done that, to have a Harvey and Irma,” Mrs. Schluter said Wednesday. “I don’t know how that worked out.”

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Earth, Wind, No Fire – Live Wind Conditions Map For The Entire Earth

earthwind-sThis site has a map of wind conditions for the entire Earth that updates in real time. Once on the site, click and drag on the globe to rotate the view.

Go to the map.

Harsh Nature – Typhoon Photos

My new favorite photo blog, TheFabWeb, published an excellent set of photographs that document people’s struggling against the fury of typhoons.

Check out the pics HERE

Live Wind Map of Entire US

This site presents an animated map of wind currents over all of the continental United States. It is nearly in real time – data is updated hourly. Click on the map to zoom in, and mouse over a specific location to receive the exact wind speed. Weather geeks will love this map.

Go to the Wind Map

How To Prepare Your Car For A Hurricane [pics]

ThereIFixedIt presents 4 curious ways people have sought to protect their vehicles from approaching hurricanes.

Below is one photo, view the other 3 pics HERE.

FEMA’s Waffle House Index – Your Tax Dollars At Work

BizJournals reports –

When the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency assesses damage after a major hurricane he has a lot of statistics and scientific models at his fingertips to determine hardest-hit areas, but one of his top barometers is Norcross, Ga.-based Waffle House. The company has built good will within communities by being open during disasters. If the restaurant is closed or serving a limited menu, emergency responders know things are bad, reports the Wall Street Journal. “If you get there and the Waffle House is closed?” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate has said. “That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work.” Waffle House Inc.’s 1,600 restaurants stretch from the mid-Atlantic to Florida and across the Gulf Coast, where hurricanes are most likely to strike, the WSJ reports. The company is known for staying open to serve storm-weary residents, utility crews and emergency workers. The company has a color-coded system federal officials watch. Green means the restaurant is offering a full menu and lights are on. Code yellow signals a limited menu and power is coming from a generator, at best, and food supplies are potentially low. Red means the restaurant is closed, a sign of severe damage or unsafe conditions, the WSJ reports.

sources BizJournals WSJ

 


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