The News Review:
- Tuesday Deadline Looms for Homeowners Seeking Hurricane Recovery…
- Robert Burpee former hurricane center director dies at 65.(bituary)
- No definitive answers on storm preparedness of Houston area |…
- New rleans Business Council to hold fourth hurricane-prep briefing.
- A day we wish we could make go away
Tuesday Deadline Looms for Homeowners Seeking Hurricane Recovery…
FXNews – Jul 31, 2007
Each applicant can receive as much as $150000 for rebuilding although the average payment is closer to $74000. Bernard Parish alone — Ground Zero in the 2005 hurricane season — Road Home has tabulated benefits for 12711 applicants. But for David Peralta the chief administrative officer for the parish — which is like a county in most other states Road Home has been at once a source of hope and frustration. “I think the intentions were great. But the management was — and is — horrible” Peralta said earlier this month in a telephone interview. “The company who’s running it they just have not done their jobs.
Robert Burpee former hurricane center director dies at 65.(bituary)
Free with registration – Miami Herald – AccessMyLibrary.com – Jul 31, 2007
Robert Burpee former hurricane center director dies at 65. (31-JUL-07) Miami Herald (Miami FL)… He suffered from pneumonia and a variety of other ailments they said. He had been under treatment and frequently hospitalized for several years. Burpee was in charge of the hurricane center from July 1995 to August 1997 when he requested reassignment.
No definitive answers on storm preparedness of Houston area |…
Houston Chronicle – Jul 31, 2007
” An upcoming report from Gov. Rick Perry’s ffice of Emergency Management is expected to reject most of King’s doubts. The report according to area and state emergency officials likely will say that the Houston-Galveston area is largely prepared for a major hurricane although a few improvements are needed. The report is a result of nearly four months of meetings and reviews of preparedness plans for Texas coastal areas from Mexico to Louisiana. Perry’s homeland security director Steve McCraw headed the review. Although McCraw will not reveal his findings before turning them over to Perry he said he was “impressed” by local evacuation plans and that he believed those plans were “more coordinated than what’s been represented” by critics. But those looking for definitive answers to whether Texas is ready for a major hurricane are likely to be disappointed.
New rleans Business Council to hold fourth hurricane-prep briefing.
Free with registration – New rleans CityBusiness – AccessMyLibrary.com – Jul 31, 2007
New rleans Business Council to hold fourth hurricane-prep briefing. (31-JUL-07) New rleans CityBusiness. Thursday at the Sheraton New rleans hotel on the status of hurricane preparation and levees a.
A day we wish we could make go away
Edmonton Sun – Jul 31, 2007
THE GD NEWSThe statistical odds on such a tornado hitting Edmonton again are infinitesimal. Global TV’s meteorologist Nicola Crosbie passes on information from an American National Weather Service publication. She says of the 1000 tornados recorded in the U. every year about 20 would be expected to be violent (F3 or higher)… ur city sits on a large stable subterranean plate. We’re among the least earthquake-prone cities in North America. We have sudden thunderstorms but we don’t live in hurricane country. “Winter is severe” says Black “but we’re built to withstand it. We not to have ice storms. As for petro-chemicals chalk one up for some of the world’s highest safety and prevention standards. Could there be another pandemic? If so we’re prepared.