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NOAA Reviews Early Imagery from Hurricane Michael, Stands By to Respond

News
Oct
15

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is reviewing early imagery to begin identifying potential pollution sources, such as displaced vessels and containers.

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‘There’s nothing left here anymore’: Hurricane Michael takes the town of Mexico Beach

News
Oct
11

Mexico Beach, Florida, is not just destroyed. For the most part, it’s not there anymore.

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Why the current hurricane rating system needs to be scrapped

For decades, hurricanes have been rated on a scale of 1 to 5 based solely on a storm’s wind speeds. But as recent hurricanes show, a tropical cyclone’s winds often tell us little about its real threats — coastal storm surge and precipitation-driven flooding.

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The Sudden, Shocking Growth of Hurricane Michael

In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.

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Hurricane Michael’s surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

News
Oct
9

Hurricane Michael, which is forecast to make landfall Wednesday as a Category Three hurricane, is very likely to cause erosion at the base of sand dunes along about three-fourths of the Florida Panhandle beaches, and to inundate more than one-fourth of that coast’s dunes.

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Tropical Storm Kirk brings threat of dangerous flooding to Caribbean

News
Sep
27

Tropical Storm Kirk dropped heavy rain that could bring dangerous flooding to the eastern Caribbean. The hurricane center said that up to 10 inches of rain could fall in parts of Dominica and Martinique. Forecasters said mudslides and flash flooding are possible.

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Op-Ed: Connecting Climate Change, Storms

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In a recent Op-Ed, environmental engineer Jason West implored the media to make the connection between intensifying storms and climate change. I couldn’t agree more.

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Satellite image shows Florence’s floodwaters polluting the Atlantic

News, Pollution
Sep
20

As the Carolinas’ swollen rivers crest, their “polluted floodwaters” are dumping out into the Atlantic, visibly discoloring the water offshore, federal experts have noted.

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Hurricane Florence – Preliminary Assessment for Bogue Banks Oceanfront (9/16/18)

Erosion, News
Sep
17

Florence becomes the storm of record (twice) for high water level at the Beaufort tide gage. See before and after photo slideshow.

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