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Can Wind Farms Protect Us From Hurricanes?

Can wind turbines weaken a hurricane? A recent study indicates that may be the case. Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson says massive offshore wind farms can potentially reduce hurricane winds by as much as 92 mph, and reduce storm surge by 79%.

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Humberto First Hurricane Of 2013

Humberto was officially declared a hurricane at 5am (CDT), missing the record for latest first hurricane in a season by 3 hours. That record is held by Hurricane Gustav (8am, Sept. 11th, 2008).

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Hurricane Katrina Hits The Gulf Coast
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Eight Years After Katrina, The Recovery Continues

The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center says about 80 percent of the pre-storm population has returned. Rebuilding cost estimates run as high as 150 billion dollars.

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10K Pound Dominator Vehicle Catches Oklahoma Tornado w Jim Cantore On Board [Amazing Video]

The new Dominator vehicle is used by storm chasers and was at the epicenter of one of the strongest tornadoes in US history and this time Jim Cantore was on board.

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Donating To Charity On-Line? Check Their Status Here First

CNBC reports approximately 125 charity domain names were registered within 4 hours after the Boston Marathon Bombings.How can you make sure your donation goes where it's meant to?

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Time-Lapse Of Sandy Hitting New York [VIDEO]

This video shows time-lapse photography of Sandy hitting New York.  Please help our friends on the east coast as they have help us in the past.

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East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy
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New Jersey Union Workers Turn Away Ala. Help

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, utility crews from several parts of the country, including here in the South, mobilized to help out in whatever way they could.  Hundreds of vehicles in convoys headed towards the storm-ravaged areas to help restore power as soon as possible so that people affected by the storm could start to put the pieces of their lives back together.  For some, it was only to be turned away.

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Recover From Superstorm Sandy
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How Can You Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy? Here’s Some Info

I was watching the news earlier. It looks like a lot of people will be suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy for a while. The images were apocalyptic. Millions of people are still without power

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‘And Still I Rise’ By Maya Angelou [VIDEO]

In a time of hurricanes, financial uncertainties and a presidential contest that seems to have the world more divided than ever before, Professor Maya Angelou's poem, 'And Still I Rise', is a beacon of light at the end of this very long tunnel.

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Pop Stars React to Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is barreling up the East Coast, and it's slated to be one of the worst storms in history. Extreme flooding and wind gusts of 60-90 miles per hour are expected, and combined with the full moon, high tides will be higher than ever. Widespread flooding and power outages are likely, and celebs are taking note.

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Damage done in Texas by Hurricane Ike.
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5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home

As Hurricane Isaac recently demonstrated, hurricane season is in full swing, and even a storm with a low rating on the severity scale can do serious damage. That’s why, if you live in a hurricane zone, you should always be making improvements to your home to make it more hurricane-resistant.

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Lost Pet Resource

When Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac was blowing through here (thank goodness things were minimal for most of Acadiana), it reminded me of how pets sometimes can't handle the stress/excitement of bad weather.

Lost and Found Pets Acadiana is a Facebook page dedicated to reuniting lost and found pets with their owners.

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