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Tougher Building Codes Would Avert Major Losses, FEMA Study Shows

A first-of-its-kind study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows that modern building codes are averting $1 billion a year in structural damage in California and Florida, the nation's most disaster-prone states, according to preliminary findings. The study could be groundbreaking in the agency's effort to convince states and localities…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
Hurricane

Cristobal to merge with new storm system after lashing South

Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by uniting with another storm system coming from the west to form one giant cyclone, forecasters say.After drenching much of the South, forecasters now expect the remnants of Cristobal to bring fierce winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms to much of the Midwest…
bubmag
June 9, 2020
Hurricane

Tropical Storm Cristobal Weakens But Flood Threat Persists

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to weaken early Monday, after the lopsided storm crashed ashore in Louisiana and ginned up dangerous weather farther east, sending waves crashing over Mississippi beaches, swamping parts of an Alabama island town and spawning a tornado in Florida. Cristobal made a Saturday…
bubmag
June 8, 2020
Hurricane

High winds and rain as tropical storm nears U.S. Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS -- Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by uniting with another storm system coming from the west to form one giant cyclone, forecasters say. After drenching much of the South, forecasters now expect the remnants of Cristobal to bring fierce winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms to…
bubmag
June 7, 2020