Category Archives: Hurricane

Insurers Brace for ‘Above Normal’ Hurricane Season, Less Data for Forecasts (AM BestTV)

In this episode of AMBestTV, Tom Varney, ARC regional manager, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, and Marla Schwartz Pourrabbani, national catastrophe specialist, Swiss Re, discuss the 2020 hurricane season, saying that with commercial flights grounded due to the pandemic, forecasters will have less data for predictions. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=hurricaneseason620 to view the entire program. Pourrabbani […]

Hurricane Forecast Models Get a Boost From New Satellite Data

[GOES-16 sees Hurricane Dorian moments before it made landfall over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on September 6, 2019. Credit: NOAA] [Written by NOAA NESDIS]  Hurricane forecast models got an upgrade this year, thanks to new satellite data. For the first time, GOES-16 (GOES-East) and GOES-17 (GOES-West) data are being fed into NOAA’s Hurricane Weather Research […]

Hurricane Preparation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hurricanes don’t care if there’s a global pandemic causing chaos and disorder. No virus could slow down a storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. Like every hurricane season, Florida could see destructive tropical storms and hurricanes from now until November regardless of another possible wave of COVID-19 infections. Locals are familiar with standard hurricane preparations after enduring […]

TxDOT conducting hurricane preparedness drills in surrounding areas

TEXAS, USA — If you were between Callalen and Robstown, you may have noticed some maintenance crews out on the highway.  The Texas Department of Transportation began its annual hurricane preparedness drills this week. Crews practiced a contraflow exercise. In the event of a hurricane evacuation, existing highway lanes can be converted into a contraflow […]

Solar power and storage truly matters, especially during a hurricane

Hurricane season has arrived and already Mother Nature has given us plenty to think about in America’s most hurricane-prone state. Florida is also home to the highest percentage of both senior citizens and households that depend on electricity to power medical devices like oxygen tanks. Salome Garcia serves as the Policy and Campaigns Manager for […]

Hurricane Matthew, Florence Sandhills homeowners benefit from disaster relief funds through NCORR

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — The damaging impact of Hurricanes Matthew and Florence is still visible in many communities across the Sandhills. On Louise Circle, there are several homes that are vacant and damaged from the storms. “I’m embarrassed for people to come in my house. I know you had to take pictures because this is […]

Local organization assists Hurricane Florence evacuees with housing

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been nearly two years and some people are still struggling to recover. That includes residents with housing issues. Some Hurricane Florence victims are finally moving back into their homes. Many of their items were destroyed, so the Cape Fear Volunteer Center put out a plea for donations. “There […]

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