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Quick update on Hurricane Ida

As of 11 pm, Hurricane Ida has winds of 105 mph and is continuing to head to the coast of Louisiana, where it is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane near New Orleans. The forecasts have been nudging slightly east, but it’s not clear if that will continue…
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NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets (NEWIS)

If you are in a coastal county and are likely to be threatened by extreme weather related to coastal storms, you might find these information sheets to be useful. They contain phone numbers, links, and other information for use in emergency situations, particularly tropical storms and hurricanes. You can find…
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Tropical outlook

I’ve busy with two conferences this week, including the UGA Ext Emergency Prep Small Team Members group (hello, new subscribers!) so have not posted much. Here’s a brief update on the tropics for planning purposes. It won’t surprise you to know that the Atlantic is quite active right now. We…
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Webinar: Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Cyclones and Their Relevance to Risk in Florida

August 26, 2021 | 3:00 pm EDT Florida BRACE announced a webinar this week that you might find of interest. Presented by Jake Carstens, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University. Tropical cyclones frequently impact Florida, and recent hurricanes have included Irma (2017),…
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Henri heads for NYC

The latest tropical outlook for TS Henri indicates that it is now likely to hit Long Island, New York, with a chance of hitting the Big City itself. I lived there for two years and have a hard time imagining how wild it would be with hurricane-force winds whipping through…
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