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5 US Hotspots Where Hurricanes May Cause Severe Damage

Everyone knows that the last two hurricane seasons have been pretty bad. But just how bad were they?

Experts say that actually we had just gotten used to an unnaturally low level of hurricane activity, with relatively few major hurricanes hitting the East Coast over the last 30 years.

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It’s Hurricane Season. There’s An App For That.

Actually, there are several. These smartphone apps can be very useful in preparing for, and surviving a hurricane, or other natural disaster.

StopDisaster includes preparedness checklists for hurricanes, earthquakes,  and other disasters. ($1.99)

 

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10 Things You Absolutely, Positively, Without Question Should Not Do in a Hurricane

We're always told to take precautions when a hurricane is on the warpath. Most of the time, people will be told to tie down objects outside, huddle inside and only go out when the storm is over.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Hurricane Hunters

As is the case with most meteorological phenomena, hurricanes are difficult to track. While there are a number of tools out there to get the job done, many have limitations due to the unpredictable nature of the storms. But what if one could go inside a hurricane, see the conditions, get ultra-accurate measurements and logically predict what will happen next? That's what Hurricane Hunters strive to do.

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10 Smart Ways to Be Prepared for a Hurricane

No matter how many times you’ve been through a hurricane, the more prepared you are for the storm, the better off you will be during and after it happens, and the less panicked you’ll be when it makes landfall.

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LA DOTD Prepared For Hurricane Season

The Louisiana department of Transportation and Development has announced its readiness for the 2012 hurricane season. Along with Louisiana State Police, LA DOTD is ready to implement contraflow in the New Orleans area should the need arise.

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Lafayette Hurricane Handbook Now Available

To help everyone in Lafayette Parish be better prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms, Lafayette Utilities System has released its 2012 Hurricane Handbook. The 40-page handbook features a variety of in-depth information

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Hurricane Season Starts Today, June 1

Hurricane season is here. It officially begins June 1 and FEMA and NOAA are promoting Hurricane Preparedness this week.

Along with the official agencies, KTDY asks you to pledge to take the following steps:

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Red Gas Cans May Be in Short Supply for Hurricane Season

Did you know that Americans purchase more than 15 million portable fuel cans each year? In years when hurricanes make landfall, sales run about 30 percent higher. The familiar red gas cans that are part of most storm preparation and recovery kits could soon be in critically short supply. The Portable Fuel Container Manufacturers Association is alerting emergency management officials to supply chain issues that threaten their ability to meet consumer demand in the event of an active hurricane season.

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Images Of Hurricane Hilda Hitting South Louisiana In 1964 [VIDEO]

These images of Hurricane Hilda hitting south Louisiana in 1964 are reminders of the devestation a hurricane can leave behind as Louisiana heads into what experts believe could be a fairly active hurrican season.

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Condoleezza Rice Says Painting Bush as a Racist After Hurricane Katrina Was ‘Unfair’

In an excerpt from her upcoming memoir ‘No Higher Honor,’ former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recounts the days after Hurricane Katrina, which decimated much of New Orleans and whose mishandling was later seen as a debacle for the Bush Administration.

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‘Old Guard’ Guarding Tomb of the Unknowns, Even Through Hurricane

I think that it should be in the curricula of every high school in America:  A field trip to Washington, D. C.  Really.  I would recommend the sophomore year, maybe as part of an American History class or Civics class (do they even still call it that?)

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