Texas Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West

Hurricanes 101: Storm Surge

15/7/2019 - By Christina Edwards. Storm surge flooding is the greatest threat to life and property during a tropical system, and storm surge directly accounts to approximately half of the deaths associated with tropical storms and hurricanes in the U.S. As a tropical system inches closer to shore, the familiar tropical storm… SEE MORE
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Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5 at US Landfall

19/4/2019 - Scientists at NOAA's National Hurricane Center conducted a detailed post-storm analysis on all the data available for Hurricane Michael and have determined that the storm's estimated intensity at landfall was 140 knots (160 mph). This final wind intensity is a 5 knot (5 mph) increase over the operational estimate and… SEE MORE