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Tag: Tropical Cyclones

New Hurricane Forecast Will Emphasize Storm Surge Preparation With Flood Risk Map

New Hurricane Forecast Will Emphasize Storm Surge Preparation With Flood Risk Map

When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges.

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Intense Tropical Cyclone Ita Heading Toward Queensland

Intense Tropical Cyclone Ita Heading Toward Queensland

With winds gusting up to 160-180 mph, Cyclone Ita is barreling toward the northern coast of Queensland, Australia, where its violent winds and high storm surge could cause considerable damage.

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Predicting Where Water Will Go In A Hurricane

Predicting Where Water Will Go In A Hurricane

In most tropical cyclones the greatest damage is done not by the wind but from the storm surge, the mountain of water pushed by raging winds from the ocean to deluge the land.

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“The Sea Washed it Away”

“The Sea Washed it Away”

… On the ground after typhoon Haiyan. A photo-reportage by Stephanie Valera and Eric Jankstrom.

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Severe Cyclone Lehar To Hit Andhra Pradesh Coast, India

Severe Cyclone Lehar To Hit Andhra Pradesh Coast, India

This is the third time on a trot that this region is bearing the brunt of cyclone fury, after Phailin and Helen, during the ongoing North-East monsoon season.

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Haiyan Prompts Risk Research

Haiyan Prompts Risk Research

When typhoon Haiyan pummelled the Philippines earlier this month, it was the most intense storm to hit land in modern history. Geologists, engineers and social scientists are poised to swoop in before reconstruction gets under way.

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Typhoon Haiyan’s Deadly Surge Noted in Warsaw Talks

Typhoon Haiyan’s Deadly Surge Noted in Warsaw Talks

While Haiyan’s winds have garnered most of the headlines, reports from the hardest-hit areas now indicate that it was likely the massive storm surge that caused the most damage and greatest loss of life, particularly in Tacloban City, a city of 220,000.

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Rare Tropical Cyclone Strikes Somalia

Rare Tropical Cyclone Strikes Somalia

Even as the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan began to emerge in the Philippines, Somalia too experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history.

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