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Virginia Coastal Residents Can Access Storm Surge Map

Virginia emergency management officials have created a new tool to help coastal residents assess the risks of rising water in a storm surge. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the Geographic Information System map provides users with the maximum …

Hurricane Arthur Hits Atlantic Coast With Light Punch

Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Independence Day beach weather to the Northeast as it veered …

Forecasters Issue New Storm Development Graphic

The National Hurricane Center is trying to give coastal residents more notice that tropical weather may be headed their way. The Miami-based forecasters will issue new color-coded graphics showing areas in the Atlantic and northeastern Pacific where storms may develop …

Louisiana Residents Moving From Coastal Areas Due to Erosion

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion. And it says those left behind tend to be those who cannot afford to move. The Data Center, based in New Orleans, said …

Disaster Experts Want Coastal Residents Educated on Hurricane Hazards

Two of the country’s top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. Speaking at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, the head of the …

New York and New Jersey Sandy Victims Wait for Federal Aid

As a second New Year since Superstorm Sandy approaches, many coastal residents are still waiting for New York, New Jersey and New York City to distribute billions of federal dollars that were intended to go directly to people struggling to …