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Environmental Toxin Awareness after Natural Disasters

In the face of a changing climate, extreme weather events are increasingly likely to occur. Hurricanes may be more frequent and more intense, while other parts of the world suffer from a drying climate and heightened risk of wildfires. Natural disasters themselves are often the primary concern, but what about the aftermath? Dealing with the […]

Dorothy’s Got Nothing On You This Tornado Season

Early tornado reports are whirling in now that spring has finally arrived, and it’s not looking pretty. In fact, as of last month, the country’s preliminary tornado reports showed numbers well above average, according to The Weather Channel. Here’s a closer look at the data to date, along with the reason for the rise in this […]

Forecasters Weigh In: Spring is Coming… and So is Bad Weather

When Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his den and saw his shadow this past February 2nd, he sentenced us to six more weeks of winter. (Or so the tradition goes.) And as people all over the country now well know, Phil wasn’t kidding: Since Groundhog Day, many regions have been walloped with snow. And it’s not […]

Does Your Organization Have an Inclement Weather Plan?

Put yourself in your employee’s shoes for a moment. You wake up in the morning to snow that has been steadily falling for the past few hours. You check Facebook and see that your friends complaining about icy roads and walkways. The Weather Channel says several more inches are anticipated throughout the day. You are supposed to report […]

Hurricane Matthew: What Went Wrong?

When Hurricane Matthew swept through the Southeastern United States earlier this month, it left behind extensive debris, thousands without power, and many people living in shelters. In North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, meanwhile, a total of 17 people lost their lives. Today’s storm forecast models are more advanced than ever before. So how […]

Staying Ahead of Storm Surge

While strong winds and heavy rain are two of the dangers that first come to mind when thoughts turn to the imminent hurricane season, a byproduct of the two can lead to an equally if not more destructive weather phenomenon: Storm surge. Let’s take a closer look at this significant hazard to life and property, […]

What’s the Forecast for Hurricane Season 2016?

While hurricanes are notoriously unpredictable, scientific advancements allow unprecedented insight into what to expect as a storm season approaches. The bad news? 2016 is anticipated to be a doozy, according to a just-released report from The Weather Company. Let’s take a closer look at what weather experts say lies ahead, along with tips for overcoming […]

Tornadoes, False Alarms and Public Complacency: What You Need to Know

We often lament the problem of limited lead times for tornado warnings, but what about watches and warnings which never come to be? While it’s easy to discount a false alarm as for the greater good, can multiple false alarms eventually trigger a “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” effect? Let’s take a closer look at […]

Tornado Forecasting: Is Longer Really Better?

Imagine you had just 13 minutes to prepare for the possibility of a tornado touching down where you live. When it comes to the complexities involved in tornado forecasting, the truth is that this timeline may be the best-case scenario in terms of lead time. However, even as scientists continue to push the boundaries of […]

El Niño and the Upcoming Tornado Season

El Niño recently made an entertaining impression on audience members watching the Grease: Live! telecast. But if only its impact was limited to forcing singers and dancers to temporarily take cover beneath umbrellas. Unfortunately, El Niño poses a much bigger threat than many people know—particularly in the case of the approaching tornado season. Let’s take […]