gulf coast residents

Flood Alert Tool Enabled Life-Saving Surgery During Ike

Article: Flood Alert Tool Enabled Life-Saving Surgery During Ike

HOUSTON, Texas, October 2, 2008 (ENS) – The Texas Medical Center in Houston came within inches of being flooded during and after Hurricane Ike, but a long-term collaboration with Rice University calmed fears of the kind of deluge that caused extensive damage during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. An accurate prediction of flood levels at…

Gulf Coast Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

Article: Gulf Coast Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, August 28, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation of thousands of people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, residents and emergency managers in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are preparing again to cope with another major storm heading across the Caribbean in…

Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

Article: Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – “The big picture is that global warming is putting hurricanes on steroids,” declared climate scientist Dr. Amanda Staudt of the National Wildlife Federation, one of the country’s largest conservation groups. Windspeeds could increase 13 percent and rainfall could increase 31 percent, Staudt warned at the launch of her…