Tag Archives: Hurricanes

Hurricanes: Why Storm Surge Can Be So Deadly

Storm surge is the deadliest part of a hurricane. Discover what causes this effect, and which regions are most at risk.

Storm surge is produced by water being pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds moving cyclonically around the storm. The impact on surge of the low pressure associated with intense storms is minimal in comparison to the water being forced toward the shore by the wind.
Wind and Pressure Components of Hurricane Storm Surge

The maximum potential storm surge for a particular location depends on a number of different factors. Storm surge is a very complex phenomenon because it is sensitive to the slightest changes in storm intensity, forward speed, size (radius of maximum winds-RMW), angle of approach to the coast, central pressure (minimal contribution in comparison to the wind), and the shape and characteristics of coastal features such as bays and estuaries.

Views: The Catastrophic Damage Of Hurricane Ian

Four days after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, and then again in South Carolina on Friday, there are dozens dead, millions without power, and billions in damage. Correspondent Kris van Cleave reports on the aftermath of the catastrophic storm.

Morning News: Hurricane Ida Hits Louisiana, Safe Stocks, Remote Work

A.M. Edition for Aug. 30. New Orleans is without electricity after Hurricane Ida slams the region 16 years after Hurricane Katrina. 

WSJ markets reporter Caitlin Ostroff explains why utilities and healthcare are among the S&P 500’s top-performing groups this quarter. Plus, WSJ’s Chip Cutter discusses the concern among bosses as remote work may now last two years.

Morning News Podcast: Trump White House Event, Hurrican Delta, Cease Fire

NPR News Now reports: President Trump to host White House event, Hurricane Delta, cease fire talks in Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting and more top news.

Morning News Podcast: Republican Convention, Hurricane Laura, Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe Steps Down

President Trump accepts the Republican nomination from the White House South Lawn with hundreds in the audience huddled together without masks. Also, clean up continues as Hurricane Laura leaves a trail of devastation. And, Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe steps down because of his deteriorating health.

Morning News Podcast: Tropical Storm Isaias, Stimulus Bill And Covid-19

NPR News NowNPR News Now this morning updates Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias, continuing talks on new stimulus bill in Washington DC, Covid-19 and other top news.