ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEATHER GONE WILD!

DROUGHTS, WILDFIRES, AND FLOODS, OH MY! Whether you believe in global warming or not, chances are good you or someone you know will have their lives turned upside down by a natural disaster.  From super tornadoes in the Great Plains and Midwest, to the lingering impacts of hurricanes in the Gulf and East Coasts, toContinue reading “ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEATHER GONE WILD!”

8 Years Ago Today

Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster that some have described as biblical in scale and unprecedented as a human tragedy. “The Storm,” as the locals call it, was the most destructive natural disaster in American history, laying waste to 90,000 square miles of land, an area the size of the United Kingdom. Before The StormContinue reading “8 Years Ago Today”

What Happened When Superstorm Sandy Hit NYC

On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy came ashore just northeast of Atlantic City, N.J., with a wind speed of approximately 80 mph. The storm had the worst possible trifecta of characteristics: an extremely large diameter, strong winds and high tide at landfall, which generated massive storm surge that inundated the coast from New Jersey toContinue reading “What Happened When Superstorm Sandy Hit NYC”

When Nature’s Fury and the Politics of Disaster Collide

Released in December 2012, seven years after the most expensive disaster in American history, this 95-minute documentary film gives you the round-the-clock news coverage and a comprehensive look behind the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, human error, false media reports, political corruption, government bureaucracy, and a substandard physical infrastructure. Using comprehensive analysis of events, hoursContinue reading “When Nature’s Fury and the Politics of Disaster Collide”

What is a Storm Surge?

The greatest potential for loss of life related to a hurricane is from the storm surge! Storm surge is simply water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides to create the hurricane storm tide, which can increase theContinue reading “What is a Storm Surge?”

One After Another After Another

The United States experiences more than 1,000 tornadoes a year. While most storms are weak and occur in sparsely populated areas, recent storms have inflicted heavy casualties in more populated regions of the country. Moore, OK, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Joplin, MO are the most recent communities to suffer. Tornadoes form when large air masses ofContinue reading “One After Another After Another”

Hurricane Sandy Information Clearinghouse

This “Hurricane Sandy” Facebook page is an information clearinghouse for accurate, timely information related to Hurricane Sandy and subsequent recovery efforts. ┬áSince Facebook has changed the way pages shows up in news feeds. If you want every update, you must: 1) Go to the “Hurricane Sandy” page. 2) Hover your mouse over where it saysContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy Information Clearinghouse”