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Matthew to Strike Florida with Storm Surge after Devastating Cuba and the Bahamas

Note:  This post was originally published on Hurricane Hal’s blog and is reposted with permission from the author.   Snapshot: Hurricane Matthew struck Cuba and the Bahamas with devastating storm surges on Tuesday and Wednesday. Florida is next, particularly in Central and Northeast Florida, including Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, although uncertainty in the…


Hurricane Matthew Strikes Haiti, Eyes Cuba and Bahamas

Note:  This post was originally published on Hurricane Hal’s blog and is reposted with permission from the author.   Snapshot: Hurricane Matthew’s storm surge impacts will be relatively minor in Haiti and Cuba, but catastrophic in the Bahamas. Hurricane Matthew made landfall as a category-4 hurricane with sustained winds of 145 mph along the Tiburon Peninsula…


Why did so many people die in the Lower Ninth Ward?

My last blog addressed a question that I’ve gotten the most over the last decade: how many people died because of Hurricane Katrina impacts in Louisiana? This blog post deals with the next most common question that I get: Why did so many people die in the Lower Ninth Ward? Typically, the person asking, whether…