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Home of the Future Will Withstand Whatever Wild Weather Comes

Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City. In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare. Breezy Point …

IBM-Backed Project Creates Wi-Fi Network For Natural Disasters

About the photo: Hardware from Project OWL, an IoT software solution that keeps first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster, at their work space in Brooklyn, New York on May 2, 2019. Photographer David Williams/Bloomberg. From a cramped …

Last Customers Being Reconnected to Puerto Rico Power Grid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Crews were preparing Wednesday to shut down generators that have powered an island off Puerto Rico’s coast — the last customers to be reconnected to the U.S. territory’s main power system 18 months after Hurricane …

Museum Recreates Katrina’s Muck in New Orleans

About the photo: Artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurricane Katrina in …

Hurricane Michael Damages Linger for Georgia Timber Industry

ATLANTA — Georgia’s timber industry is facing many headwinds as it seeks to recover from the severe damage wrought by Hurricane Michael late last year. The storm erased three-quarters of a billion dollars in timber, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Aside …

Researchers Say People Are Making Hurricanes Worse

Human activity is making hurricanes worse, according to a pair of studies published on Wednesday in the journal Nature. Climate change increased rainfall from 5 percent to 10 percent in hurricanes Katrina (2005), Irma (2017) and Maria (2017), wrote two …

Insurer Says Miami is Even More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …

Clues to Present Storms Can be Found in Hurricanes From 3M Years Ago

Studying hurricane and tropical storm development from three million years ago might give today’s forecasters a good blueprint for 21st century storms, says a team of international researchers that includes a Texas A&M University atmospheric sciences professor. Robert Korty, associate …

More Than 6.6M Homes at Risk of Hurricane Storm Surge Damage This Year

With more than 6.6 million homes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts at risk of hurricane storm surge in 2015, CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, estimates the total reconstruction cost value (RCV) at nearly $1.5 …

Climate Change Affecting Frequency, Intensity of Hurricanes

Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor. In a paper published today by Nature Climate Change, Professor Jim Elsner and his former graduate student Namyoung …