Together with Bob Johnson, the founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, Morgan Freeman has created an online auction to support a disaster preparedness program for this summer’s ensuing hurricane season. Called “PLAN!T NOW,” the program works with nonprofit, home-rebuilding, and federal climate science divisions, and offers scholarships to students whose lives have been affected […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The director of the National Hurricane Center said Friday that Haiti’s ability to respond to a tropical storm while still reeling from a January 2010 earthquake remains his top concern for the Atlantic hurricane season. “I don’t feel comfortable that, should there be a direct hit, there would be the capacity […]
Hurricane Earl sideswiped North Carolina’s Outer Banks early Friday, flooding the vacation islands but causing no injuries and only modest damage, then took aim at the gray-shingled cottages and fishing villages of New England, a weakened but still dangerous storm.
Earl’s Impact: AIR Worldwide Estimates $50 to $150 million in Insured Losses in Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and St. Martin.
Category 4 Hurricane Earl may be headed for the Providence, Rhode Island area. The 5th named storm of 2010, Hurricane Earl is packing maximum sustained winds of 135mph, and wind gusts of 160mph. Hurricane Earl's projected path shows this powerful cyclone barreling towards the east coast with Rhode Island possibly in its sight.
From CNN: New Orleans, Louisiana — The disaster thousands of feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico could be exacerbated by a different type of calamity from the sky above in the coming week — but there’s a promising new development on the oil spill front.
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