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Storm Tracking Before The Storm Begins

Posted on · The tropical system forming in the Gulf of Mexico has local emergency officials on alert. Advances in technology give Texas coastal officials plenty of lead time to know whether a storm might head our way.

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KUHF Conversations: Rice Engineering Professor Phil Bedient.

Posted on · Hurricane Ike is now four years in the past, but scientists are still studying its tremendous impact. Now the Texas A&M University Press has just published "Lessons from Hurricane Ike" — a series of essays on what scientists have learned, and what can be done for the next big storm. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel spoke with the book's editor, Rice engineering professor Phil Bedient.

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Fuel, Gold Dust During A Hurricane

Posted on · Hurricane season is officially upon us and forecasters say this year is expected to be a mild one, but that can change in an instant. As Houstonians stock up on their own provisions, one local business is making sure they're stocked to help others. It's considered gold dust during and after a hurricane, fuel.

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KUHF Conversations: Harris Co. Judge Ed Emmett On Hurricane Season Preparedness

Posted on · Every year when hurricane season rolls around on June 1st, we hear the same thing — make a plan and be prepared. We all know about how we should stock up on food, water, medication, ice, and — after the harsh lessons of Hurricane Ike in 2008 — find a way to get backup power, in case you're one of the unlucky ones who goes for up to two weeks without electricity. So what's new in hurricane preparedness this year? KUHF's David Pitman recently stopped by the office of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to find out.

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Dan Rather: Return To Galveston Full Circle

Posted on · Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is in Galveston today to help raise funds to replant thousands of trees on the island that were lost to Hurricane Ike in 2008. Pat Hernandez had a chance to talk to the man credited with changing the way storms are covered.

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Research Duo Gives Gulf Hurricane Prediction

Posted on · Two researchers in Colorado say they can do a fairly good job of predicting Hurricanes. The hurricane team has been predicting storms for almost three decades and has some interesting things to say about the upcoming storm season.

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Ike Housing Extended

Posted on · Nearly two years after Hurricane Ike — FEMA is extending its temporary housing for a number of families who still don't have permanent homes. Laurie Johnson reports.