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Hurricane Irene Opens New Inlets on Hatteras Island

Personnel from the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) are actively surveying the North Carolina coast following the passage of Hurricane Irene. Center Director Dr. Rob Young completed a surveillance flight of the northern Outer Banks Sunday morning and filed a first report of storm impacts.

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Typhoon Nanmadol

News
Aug
29

After batterring and flooding Taiwan and the Philippines, Nammadol typhoon is now on its way to the southern part of Fujian province, China where red warnings, the highest level on the Chinese typhoon scale, have been issued.

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NYC appears to escape the worst as Irene roars in

News
Aug
28

Under its first hurricane warning in a quarter-century, the nation’s largest city had taken extensive precautions. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, but the city appeared to escape the worst fears of urban disaster.

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Hurricane Irene surges ashore in North Carolina

News
Aug
27

Hurricane Irene blasted ashore in North Carolina on Saturday, as it moved north on a track to batter major US cities. NOAA warns of extremely dangerous storm tide raising water levels by as much as 5 to 9 feet above ground level, and the surge will be accompanied by large, destructive and life-threatening waves.

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Oil Pipeline From Alberta Tar Sands To Texas Coast: On Its Way To Final Approval

News, Pollution
Aug
27

In a blow to campaigners, the US State Department said the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline, that will pump oil from the tar sands of Alberta to the Texas coast, would not cause significant damage to the environment…

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New York City Hurricanes History

News
Aug
26

As New York City begins evacuating residents from low-lying area ahead of Hurricane Irene, the storm looks increasingly likely to pass across New Jersey or Long Island on Sunday. Hurricanes are rare this far north, and that rarity makes them even more perilous.

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When will we ever learn the lessons of hurricanes?

If Irene follows the current path projections, one thing is certain. Many buildings are soon to be destroyed, dozens of artificial beaches, nourished beaches that cost millions of dollars per mile, will be narrowed and some will disappear altogether, beachfront roads, like segments of Highway 12 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, are likely to be wiped out, sea walls will be damaged or destroyed along the East Coast, and coastal communities are sure to be flooded… By Orrin H. Pilkey.

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2 Million People Ordered To Leave The East Coast As Hurricane Irene takes Aim

News
Aug
26

Sea levels are higher today than when past major hurricanes have struck the Mid Atlantic and Northeast. With climate change, they’ll rise further, making storm surges more dangerous and costly.more people live along the coasts than ever, and people continue to move there despite the ongoing seasonal risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.

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Hurricane Irene Nears Landfall

News
Aug
26

More than 50 million people are estimated to lie within the path of the hurricane as it is heading toward the major U.S. population centers of Norfolk, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

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