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In preparation of hurricane season, Virginia is giving consumers a break on sales tax for certain items. Governor McDonnell announced that from May 25-31 is Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. According to a news release, shoppers can...
Tags: Holidays, Hurricanes, First Aid, Natural Disasters, Politics
Sun SentinelThe five-year span from 1931 to 1935 was one of the busiest tropical periods ever, producing four of the top 25 deadliest hurricanes on record. After reanalyzing time-worn storm data with modern techniques, scientists have discovered that stretch was...
Hurricane season is off to an early start in the Pacific, but not quite yet in the Atlantic. The season’s first tropical depression has formed in the Eastern Pacific, about 645 miles from the Mexican coast. A low pressure system in the Eastern...
AccuWeather.com is forecasting a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season, predicting a dozen named storms, including two major hurricanes. The weather service is anticipating five hurricanes in all, and seven tropical storms. That is about average,...
South Floridians, some without electricity for weeks after Hurricane Wilma, have pushed to bury power lines underground — until they saw the price tag. In Fort Lauderdale, residents who want power lines buried could end up paying up to $25,000 over...
Tags: Rivers, Bodies of Water, Hurricanes, Delray Beach, Disasters
You have the smartphone in your pocket or purse, why not take advantage of the various apps (many for free) that can keep you up-to-date with approaching storms? The Weather Channel, free. All of the information you get from The Weather Channel show on...
Robin Clawson of Boca Raton wonders aloud what the rest of us have thought about our iPads and cell phones: Will they work during and after a hurricane? It's a good question, since smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, in Florida, have the...
GreenspaceSenator Barbara Boxer stepped up today to deliver an appeal for action at the mostly lackluster UN Climate Change Conference, which wraps up this week in Durban, South Africa. Her speech was delivered to an almost-empty Senate TV/Radio gallery, which is...
Sun SentinelThis week marked the end of hurricane season and six years without a direct hurricane hit for Florida. But many home insurance premiums in the state are still rising. What gives? Insurers say they have to save up when hurricanes don’t hit so...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe U. S. Small Business Administration will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Wichita at the close of business on Thursday, May 10. Wayne Bell says, "SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Kansas residents and business...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents
RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) – For one week, starting May 25th, Virginians will be able to stock up on items like batteries, flashlights and other hurricane preparedness items tax-free. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says taxes will be...
Call him old school, but Kevin Heffernan of Boca Raton maintains his home landline phone at a cost of $30 a month, along with cellphones, just for storms. "A lot of my friends got rid of their home phones to save money, but during hurricanes Wilma and...
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