Tag: hurricanes

Hogan Sends 100 Md. National Guard Soldiers to Help Out in the Virgin Islands

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Credit: U.S. National Guard, photo by Cpl. Elizabeth Scott

A contingent of soldiers from the Maryland National Guard are heading from Catonsville down to the Caribbean to assist with disaster relief.

Good News: Hurricane Matthew is Shifting Away from Maryland

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Courtesy NHC/NOAA
Courtesy NHC/NOAA

Anyone who’s been in Charm City through heavy storms knows the city’s waterways have a propensity to flood. With that in mind, many are warily eyeing Hurricane Matthew’s path this week as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.

Hopkins Researchers Take on Hurricanes and Heat Waves

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Sandy

It’s a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey. And while Maryland was lucky enough to suffer relatively few effects from the storm, the anniversary is a grave reminder that natural disasters are here to stay. But the good news is, we’ve got science (or scientists, rather) on our side. Seth Guikema, a professor at Johns Hopkins recently received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of repeated battering by storms (our guess: the effects aren’t good) and to develop ways to improve our ability to withstand them.

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