Extreme Weather Preparedness

By the time severe weather hits, it's already too late. Disaster preparedness is about having an established safety plan. Whether it's preparedness for floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires, the key to survival in disasters is planning. Use our preparedness section to stay informed, make a plan, and most importantly—remain safe in an emergency.

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Debbie’s Silver Lining: Cooler Waters and Less Coral Reef Damage
By Dr. Jeff Masters
Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Tropical Cyclone Debbie roared into northern Queensland, Australia, early Tuesday local time, hurling giant waves, fierce winds, and a major storm surge into the sparsely populated coast. The human toll appears to be minimal, though, and the cooler waters churned up by Debbie will help inhibit damage to coral reefs. [...]

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