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Hurricane Sally might be a tropical depression now, but she’s still going strong. Multiple reports say that Pensacola had 30 inches of rain over the course of four hours, and the Panhandle has been overcome by flooding. Here in Mobile, things are bad: the historic oaks in Bienville Square took a beating, and the suburbs…

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We are right in the midst of hurricane season and it has been one of the most active on record. It doesn’t seem to be slowing up anytime soon either. In fact, Hurricane Sally is predicted to drop 30 inches of precipitation over the Gulf Coast, and over a matter of days. It’s a slow-moving…

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The 2020 hurricane season is now underway – and with the National Weather Service predicting an above-normal hurricane season, Americans need to stay prepared and ready – not just for their own physical safety, but to protect their homes and property in case of damage. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for a 60% chance of…

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Hurricane season is in full swing and when you live in states bordering the Atlantic Ocean you tend to take it in stride. That doesn’t mean the damage isn’t still very real or very frustrating to deal with. Long-time residents of the Gulf Coast just know the drill at this point. Assess whether the storm’s…

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In areas of the country in which strong hurricanes are likely to continue posing a significant threat to property and human life, it is essential to build new homes and reinforce existing homes with the capability to withstand the destructive forces they impose. Installing impact resistant doors and windows is only an initial step in…

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Those in the State of Louisiana more heavily in favor of insurance and business interests have asserted that the large numbers of car crashes and injuries in the state reflect crashing and injury statistics throughout the rest of the nation. They contend that the Louisiana court system is flawed in the way it allows an…

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Hurricanes bring with them heavy rains, strong winds, and the potential for devastating damage, including damage caused by flooding. During a hurricane, high-speed winds can carry objects through walls and windows of homes, tear off siding, and damage or destroy roofs. Blowing rain is a significant problem with hurricanes. This rain is bound to make…

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