Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 5-9

Here’s a notice of the upcoming Severe Weather Preparedness Week from our friends at the NWS office in Peachtree City: Beginning next week (Monday, February 5), with support from our state emergency management partners (GEMA), we will recognize Severe Weather Preparedness Week for the state of Georgia.  Each day (through…
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‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

While you might know that PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a result of being in stressful situations like combat under fire, you might not know that it can also occur in people who have lived through a traumatic event like a tornado, hurricane or fire.  Politico has an interesting…
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“Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster”

For those of you who like sailing and exciting stories, here is a story from Smithsonian magazine I ran across today on the Mobile Bay sailing disaster of 2015, when hurricane-force winds “swept more than 100 boaters into one of the worst sailing disasters in modern American history.” Surprisingly, it…
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