Hurricane


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…


New Coastal Flooding Products Help Us Track Hermine’s Storm Surge

Note:  This blog post originally appeared on Hurricane Hal’s Storm Surge Blog and is reblogged with permission from the the author. Tropical Storm Hermine is now a strong tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, as of the National Hurricane Center advisory at 7:00AM Central time. Hermine is forecast to strengthen a bit more, possibly…


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…