Articles State of the Art Hurricane Shutters for the BahamasSince hurricane season is around the corner, now is the best time to start thinking about preparing your home or business for the 2010 storm season. is the leading provider of hurricane amp; storm shutters for the Bahamas. With over 35 years of service you can be sure, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane Shutter Supplier for St. Lucianbsp;Finding the perfect storm shutters for your St. Lucia home or business has just become even easier. is the leading online hurricane shutter resource and proudly ships state of the art storm and hurricane shutters to the island of St. Lucia. This website is a valuab, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane Shutters Florida - Now Fulfilling International ndash; Now Fulfilling International Orders nbsp; We all know how deadly and destructive hurricanes and storms can be if you are not properly prepared. A solid investment in durable storm shutters can be your best defense against these raging storms. HurricaneShutters, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000101 mph wind slams Hood River Oregon HOOD RIVER, Ore. -- Winds were extremely powerful in the Gorge, reaching 101 mph on Thursday and carrying the continued threat of freezing rain. As of early Friday morning there were no reports of freezing rain in the Gorge or in East Portland or Troutdale, but the threat still remained, accordi, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane Season 2009 The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season that officially began on the first of June and will get over on November 30. So far the coastal areas of the United States have been spared any seriously major storms. nbsp; A few stats of the hurricanes this season so far - Hurricane B, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane Bill Now a Major HurricaneHurricane Bill has become a major hurricane and is currently a category 4 hurricane. Bill is the first major hurricane of the year. Hurricane Bill is forcast to veer North away from the Eastern shores of the United States, however this could change. Bill is expected to generate huge waves along the, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000A Complete and Exhaustive Guide to Hurricanes – part five Along with wind speed, swells, and clouds the surface pressure readings are also an indicator about the presence and strength of a hurricane. Any reading that is below 1010 MB should be treated with caution; in some extreme cases, as with Hurricane Gilbert, the pressure drop, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000A Complete and Exhaustive Guide to Hurricanes – part four The rainbands, the eyewall, and of course the eye of the hurricane are its main components. Surface air in a cyclone structure spirals in an anti-clockwise direction and then it starts to move upwards close to the center and flows out through the top in a clockwise direction, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000A Complete and Exhaustive Guide to Hurricanes – part three As mentioned in the ending of the previous article, something like wind shear can destroy a cyclone formation. A hurricane can weaken when it makes landfall or when it gets deprived of warm moisture as it moves towards cooler waters. nbsp; At the same time it is also pos, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000A Complete and Exhaustive Guide to Hurricanes – part two Here we try and understand what it takes for a hurricane in the North Atlantic Basin to actually form. nbsp; An existing weather disturbance, warm ocean currents, moisture-laden air, light winds, and forming north of around 5deg; North latitude ndash; these are the pre, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000A Complete and Exhaustive Guide to Hurricanes – part one A bit of history firsthellip;hurricanes derive their name from the Caribbean God of Evil known as Hurican and to the old mariners a hurricane must have appeared like some serious evil being churned from the depths of the ocean. Hurricanes cause severe damage on land and at, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane Floods Do Kill Floods caused due to heavy rains that accompany a hurricane are the second major source of damage to life and property after the storm surge. The floods are caused by the storm surge too. The reason why flooding leads to so many fatalities is that people underestimate the po, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane Storm Surge Damage Storm surges cause the maximum damage and fatalities in a hurricane. In the case of Hurricane Katrina, the strong storm surge pushed waters from the Gulf of Mexico far inland so much so that these overwhelmed the levees built to contain flooding in the Mississippi River and, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Hurricane-related Facts When the wind speeds in a tropical storm reach 74 mph or more, it gets designated a hurricane. Hurricanes can take a long time to develop and gather strength. They can develop for two weeks or more over an open sea. The eye of a hurricane can extend over 400 miles.nbsp; Hu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Be Prepared This Hurricane Season When the hurricane season arrives, it is best to be prepared to face naturersquo;s fury. The first thing to know is that you are not alone, you have to be prepared on your part but at the same time you are a part of a community effort. You are a part of a team and you have, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000NASA’s Role in Studying Hurricanes – two NASA tracks the global air temperature and humidity through its Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument. The data provided by NASA is made use by weather agencies to make forecasts on storm strengths, accompanying winds, etc. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000NASA’s Role in Studying Hurricanes - one NASA is amongst the worldrsquo;s leading space research organizations and as such as well-placed to study natural phenomenon that require remote-sensing capabilities. NASA makes good use of the technology at its disposal to study hurricanes and typhoons and the data gathere, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Information on Hurricane Insurance in Florida – part three The 2004 hurricane season also left a deep impact on the insurance sector. The year saw hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne caused the insurers damage of around $25 billion in the state of Florida. It made the insurers realize that they are at risk not just from one, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Information on Hurricane Insurance in Florida – part two As mentioned in the previous article, legislations such as FUWA are enacted when government feels that the private insurance companies are overstating the cost of hurricane damage. Also some private insurance companies charge their more ldquo;exposed to hurricanesrdquo; cu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Information on Hurricane Insurance in Florida – part one The state of Florida faces the maximum hurricanes in the US. Hurricanes in Florida cause extensive damage and are a very expensive proposition for home and property owners as well as state governments. Insurance companies are not very keen to cover property at rates that can, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000