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NOAA Predicts More Hurricanes Than Usual This Year

Urban Climate Resiliency: New Microgrid Systems for New Storms

Today, we stand at a crossroad where two complex challenges will either collide to make for an American future cast in the gloom of past glory or one enjoying prosperity, ingenuity, and resiliency that comes from being early innovators. The combination of increased natural disasters brought on by climate change and an ailing power grid infrastructure poses a serious problem to us all.

The more tangible consequences of climate change can be seen in increased natural disasters. Whatever happens in the decision making political theater of our country pertaining to climate change, one thing…

 

NOAA Predicts More Hurricanes Than Usual This Year

huricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season, which kicks off next week and runs through the end of November, will see the development of 11 to 17 named storms, five to nine of which will reach hurricane status, NOAA predicts. To receive an official name, a tropical storm must feature windspeeds of 64km/h or higher. To reach hurricane status, that storm needs to muster enough strength for sustained winds of 119km/h or higher, while major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 and 5) clock in with windspeeds starting at 178km/h. This season, NOAA predicts two to four of those giants, which carry the most destructive…

 

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