Hurricanes


DisasterMap.net’s Analysis of the National Levee Database and 2010 Census

Introduction Our nation depends on levees and floodwalls to protect our communities, our homes, and our vital economic assets. America has nearly 15,000 floodwalls and almost 22,000 levees, according to our interpretation of a database maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. These structures protect over 85,000 sq. miles that include 1,800 named Census places…


93L in Eastern Atlantic Growing More Organized ~Dr. Jeff Masters @wunderground

We’ll keep a sharper eye on this one since Dr. Masters has an uncanny ability for picking winners during Hurricane Season. An area of disturbed weather located near 10°N, 33°W at 8 am EDT Monday, about 500 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, was designated Invest 93L by NHC early Monday morning. This disturbance…


La. ranks 2nd for homes at risk from hurricane storm surge ~The Advocate

Louisiana trails only Florida in the number of homes at risk for damage from hurricane-driven storm surge, according to CoreLogic, a global data analysis services firm. In Louisiana, 738,165 single-family homes valued at $161.1 billion are at risk for “storm-surge inundation.” That’s the third-highest amount of potential home damage. In Florida, 2.5 million homes valued…