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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Lili

On October 18, 1996, Hurricane Lili slammed into Cuba with over 100 mph (160 km/hr) winds and heavy rains.  The storm, during its life cycle, would leave destruction from Central America to the British Isles. Lili formed from a tropical … Continue reading

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Frank Marks talks to the Cosumnes River College Connection about Hurricane Matthew

Read the article at http://crcconnection.com/2016/10/18/hurricane-matthew-leaves-nearly-1-2-mln-in-u-s-southeast.html.

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90th Anniversary of the Great Miami hurricane

In the pre-dawn hours of September 18, 1926, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history roared into Miami, Florida.  If a comparable storm struck the same area today it would rank as the most expensive hurricane in the … Continue reading

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55th Anniversary of Hurricane Carla

  On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall at Port O’Connor, Texas, bringing storm surge, torrential rains, high wind gusts and tornadoes to northern Texas and Louisiana.  Carla was the first tropical cyclone to have its entire life history … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob

On August 19, 1991, Hurricane Bob brushed the tip of Long Island and came ashore in Rhode Island.  Although only a Category 2 hurricane at that time, Bob managed to rack up a sizable damage bill to become one of … Continue reading

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Frank Marks in article about storm surge product

HRD’s director Dr. Frank Marks is quoted in an Eyewitness News 11 article about a new storm surge forecast product. http://abc11.com/weather/new-storm-surge-maps-could-save-lives/1344581/

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100th Anniversary of the Great New Orleans hurricane

Early on the morning of September 29, 1915, a major hurricane struck Grand Isle, LA, causing wide-spread damage throughout New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta region.  The storm was first detected when it passed through the Windward Islands on the … Continue reading

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115th Anniversary of the Great Galveston Hurricane

On the evening of September 8, 1900, a major hurricane struck Galveston, Texas.  It became the deadliest hurricane to hit the United States and altered the city forever. The disturbance that formed the hurricane was first detected on August 27th … Continue reading

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80th Anniversary of the Labor Day Hurricane and first hurricane reconnaissance

On the evening of September 2, 1935, the most intense hurricane to strike the United States on record roared through the Florida Keys, taking hundreds of lives.  It would’ve come ashore virtually unannounced except for the unprecedented flight of an … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Hurricane Betsy

Early on Sept. 10, 1965, Hurricane Betsy came ashore in Louisiana, bringing devastating flooding to New Orleans.  Betsy became one of the most expensive storms up to that date, and it’s erratic path leading up to that landfall caused considerable … Continue reading

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