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HURRICANES, TORNADOES AND OTHER DANGEROUS WEATHER

NBC News: Twitter Feeds of Storm Chasers
Blog devoted to backpack journalism.

The Atlantic: Backgrounder for Understanding 2013 Oklahoma Tornadoes

Dart Center for Journalism: Tips for Covering Spring Storm Season

Slate: Map of Killer Tornadoes Since 1950

CNN: Seven Mobile Tools to Help You Survive Tornadoes

Trending Articles on Tornadoes
All articles on one page.

Men's Journal: A Better Way to Track Tornadoes
All articles on one page.

DisasterAssistance.gov
Resources for help after natural and other disasters. Helpful news feed at the bottom of the page as well as links to federal offices and sources for stories.

Google Crisis Response Public Alerts

Google Person Finder

Google Crisis Map
Defaults to the most recent crisis.

Emergency Journalism
Tools for better, accurate reporting.

Weather.com: Tornado!
Extensive look at this force of nature, teaching readers about the power of tornadoes and how to protect themselves from their wrath.

National Lightning Detection Network Database
This site consists of more than 100 remote, ground-based sensing stations located across the United States that instantaneously detect the electromagnetic signals given off when lightning strikes earth. These remote sensors send the raw data via a satellite-based communications network to a network control center. The site also has information on land surface, atmosphere, oceans, locations and other databases.

Poynter: How Tropical Storm Isaac Differs from Hurricane Katrina
Many great links and resources on hurricanes.

CyberJournalist.net: Tornado Blogs
A team of WeatherBug meteorologists and two users are posting blogs about tornadoes and severe weather in the Midwest. Find out more about it on Cyberjournalist.net.

Climate Central
The site describes itself as "an independent, non-profit journalism and research organization...helping mainstream Americans understand how climate change connects to them."

Des Moines Register: Parkersburg Tornado
Use this aerial Google Map to pull up video and stories about a tornado that hit Parkersburg, Iowa, in May 2008. The storm wiped out the southern one-third of the town.

Des Moines Register: Iowa Tornadoes Database
List of tornadoes, path, damage and rating. Uses Google Maps to identify locations on Iowa map.

National Weather Service: National Tornado Fatality Map
This image map allows you to click on states/cities where deaths occurred.

The Front Page
The blog for the American Meteorological Society.

IRE Tornado Resources
General links, tips and tools for covering tornadoes in your area.

TornadoVideos.net
This site is run by storm chasers who also give tours. It's promotional, but it has some incredible storm video and facts about severe weather.

BreakingNews.com
Track curated tweets of Hurricane Irene. A lot of video, links, etc.

BreakingNews.com: Curated Tweets of Hurricane Irene

Best Sites for Tracking Hurricane Irene

USA Today: Hurricane Irene Damage Tracker
Great interactive graphic.

Mother Jones: Storify of Hurricane Irene Coverage

IRE Resource Center: Hurricane Resources
A collection of investigations that were done after past hurricanes, including much of last year's award-winning work, and tipsheets from the reporters who have covered hurricanes and other disasters. Also included are references to relevant articles in The IRE Journal and Uplink, as well as chapters in IRE books.

Storify: Hurricanes 101 for Reporters
Mix of links and resources from JC Stearns.

Journalist's Resource: Research on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

IRE: Covering Weather Disasters
There, you'll find information about the IRE and NICAR Database Library Storm Events database, the official U.S. government record of storm events around the country since 1950. The IRE Resource Center has a collection of investigative stories about storms and natural disasters, plus tipsheets and archived Uplink and The IRE Journal articles to assist journalists in covering disaster.

National Hurricane Center

Storm Pulse
Storm tracking site that features great graphics for following hurricanes, etc. Allows you to search storms by name, region, etc.

HurricaneAdvisories.com
Track progress of hurricanes.

LSU: Hurricane Response Mapping

Storm Tools for Journalists
Great tools for covering weather from Poynter's Al Tompkins, and a team of storm watchers and experts.

National Climatic Data Center: Billion Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters
A running list of the most-expensive. Helpful for covering any disasters.

American Red Cross: Safe and Well
Go to this site to find peoples' names who are safe after a major disaster.

Weatherbug.com
Coverage of national weather events.

NOAA Storm Prediction Center
Tracks watches and warnings for the entire United States.

CNN: Hurricane Special Section
Safety tips, facts, etc.

Orlando Sentinel Hurricane Resources Page

Tropical Cyclone Names

NOAA: Historical Hurricane Tracks
This new geographic information systems-(GIS)-based tool allows you to query the entire Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone data record from 1851 to the present.

Hurricane History

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hurricane News Page

U.S. Census: Facts & Stats on Start of 2007 Hurricane Season

IRE: Hurricane Resources

Poynter.org: Covering Hurricanes

Ft. Myers News-Press Hurricane Hub
Guides, news, apps, links and more.

Video: Hurricane Preparedness PSAs
Good tips and resources. Nice to embed into hurricane preparation guides online.

Cyberjournalist.net: Hurricane Katrina Newsblogs

Wall Street Journal Storm Blog

Hurricane Isabel Blog
WVEC.com in Virginia ran a Hurricane Isabel blog for its readers. An interesting approach to storm coverage.

USA Today: Hazardous Weather Page

USA Today: State Forecasts

Tropical Storm Prediction Center

HurricaneTrack
Track storms online.

Hurricane Hunters

HurricaneTrack.com

Storm Name List

Poynter.org: Hurricane Resources

National Weather Service Southern Region Weather School: Severe Weather
A great primer on severe weather basics.

NOAA: Extreme Weather 2011

Chase Day
A site for tornado chasers. Lots of images.

IRE and NICAR Database Library: Storm Events Database
You must be an IRE/NICAR member to access this database. An official record of all kinds of disasters, kept by the National Climatic Data Center. It shows the location, the type of disaster, numbers of deaths and injuries, and the cost of damage. Current as of Dec. 31, 2002, the data includes 491,070 records of tornadoes, hurricanes, hail storms, blizzards, ice storms, droughts, floods, heat waves and more.

NOAA's Hurricane Page
Photos,latest tracking data, etc.

Hurricane 2001
The site features updated forecasts on the latest storms in every region of the United States. Also an archive of past storms.

Tsunami-Ready Certified Communities
There are already 21 such communities on the West Coast/Alaska/Hawaii, and one on the East Coast. Interesting trend story.

SeeClickFix
Media outlets use this mapping tool to display common issues in their communities like potholes, graffiti, litter, etc. Also engages and empowers their audiences. Citizens and media can display non-emergency storm damage like fallen trees, flooding, etc... Lessens burden of non-emergency calls to local gov'tss while also making important information accessible to everyone, not just local municipality.

The Fucking Weather
A profane look at the weather. Pretty funny!

Storm Tools for Journalists
From Al Tompkins of Poynter.

National Weather Service: Storm Ready! Initiative

Florida Weather Center -- Tampa Bay Online
Always has current hurricane info.

FEMA Storm Watch
The Federal Emergency Management Agency tracks hurricanes. Watch site that provides backgrounders on preparedness, satellite images and weather outlook.

UNISYS Hurricane/Tropical Data

CharityNavigator.org
Track charities invloved in hurricane relief.

Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies

Coastal Population Tool
From the NOAA. A handy tool when reporting on hurricanes or tropical storms. Track the number of people who live in a coastal area. This helps track evacuation and damage estimates.

BBC: Covering Disasters from a Wired Newsroom

Disaster Center Disaster Recovery Site
Use these bulletin boards, links and other resources to track clean up and communications after a storm.

USGS: Track River and Stream Flows
Helpful in covering floods, hurricanes.

NOAA: Coastal Population Tool
Track populations in coastal cities.

CDC: Tips Sheet of Hurricane Recovery
This site includes tips on storie food, washing hands without water, preventing West Nile Virus, cleaning mold, etc.

Florida and Island Webcams
Helpful in tracking storms.

How Hurricanes Work

Hurricane Hunters

NOAA: Costliest Hurricanes

St. Petersburg Times

Central Florida Hurricane Center

New Orleans Times-Picayune: In Harm's Way
Package (pre-Katrina) on why hurricanes are such a threat to New Orleans.

Gulf Coast Oil Platform Maps

WSMV Weather Radar and Hurricane Coverage

StormTools
Resources from Poynter's Al Tompkins.

VueToo: Hurricane/Tropical Storm Gustav
Follow information on the storm through various windows housed on a single page.

Hurricane Video and Audio Feeds
Feeds are helpful for tracking any big tropical storm or hurricane in the world.

CNN.com: El Nino 2002 Fact Sheet

NOAA: Historical Hurricane Tracks
Use this database of maps to look up tracks of past storms.

Florida Hurricane Damage Database
Covers six Southwest Florida counties, from the Keys to Manatee County, using Google Images. Users can zoom to a neighborhood and either view reported damage or report damage.

Houston Chronicle Hurricane Central

Wall Street Journal: Every Atlantic Storm Name Since 1950

FOX Carolina Hurricane Page

Galveston Hurricane: 1900 (CNN)/

Mathematics of Tsunamis
The math and physics rules that govern them.

National Weather Service for Several Northeastern Cities
Unofficial historical weather data for the region.

FEMA: Dealing with Flood-Damaged Property

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Hurricane Insurance Blog

USAGOV: Get Ready for Spring Floods
A blog full of tips, news, etc. about dealing with spring floods.

Floodsmart.gov
Resources from the National Flood Insurance program.

BankRate.com: Recovering from a Natural Disaster
Report in the wake of North Carolina's Hurricane Floyd about the difficulties people can expect to face when natural disaster strike.

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

What is a Tsunami?

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke


WINTER WEATHER

National Weather Service: Snow and Blizzards
Survival tips, weather terms, etc.

AllWeatherSports.com
Cool tips on how to winterize your bike in the snow, etc.

National Weather Service
Maps, terms, forecasts, links to dozens of other sites.

Consumerist: Winter Storm Checklist

Wisebread: Winter Driving Safety Kit

CDC: What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out

The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather History
From this page you can find out what the weather was like for any of 1,500 locations around the United States or Canada on any date from 1994 to the present.

AllAboutSnow: Snow Facts

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Stats, terms and resources galore!

SnowStats
Snowfall statistics for the U.S. and Canada. Just click on the interactive map or menu.

Weather.com: What Is a Blizzard?

GuiWeather
Uses Google Earth to map and track storm warnings, etc.

Weather.com
The Weather Channel's site. Weather and cool stuff from every part of the world.

Snocountry.com
As the name implies, weather reports for skiers and mountain areas.

CNN: Winter Weather

University of Illinois Winter Storm Resource Center

Winter Weather Awareness

Accuweather Winter Storm Center

SnowStats.com
Latest snow conditions for all major North American ski and snowboard areas. Just click on the state or area of Canada you want.

Natural Gas Supply Association

OutdoorPlaces.com: Frostbite Treatments
A great checklist of treatments.

Basics of El Nino and El Nina

Mid-Atlantic Weather Station
A nice set of links to mid-Atlantic weather sites. Some global weather sites as well.

MedlinePlus: Winter Weather Emergencies

USA Today Ski Guide
Weather forecasts for key ski areas.

SkiMaps.com

Intellicast
Regular weather updates, including maps.

Intellicast's U.S. Satellite Photo

The Old Farmer's Almanac
Long-term and daily weather forecasts, daily weather history, etc.

Automated Weather Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Magazine
Several stories on trends and the science of weather.

Weatherunderground.com
Weather data from 1994-present.

The Weather Network

Chronological Listing of Early Weather Events
Provides a weather resource for years 0 A.D. to 1900 A.D. This weather chronology is now in its third revision. It is 580 pages long and the pdf file is 9.4 MB, so be a little patient in downloading file.

Centers for Disease Control: Extreme Heat
Tips for dealing with dangerous heat conditions.

National Research Council: America's Climate Choices

p> National Climatic Data Center
Up-to-date weather data.

Marineweather.com
In-depth coastal forecasts.


DROUGHT RESOURCES

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drought Monitor

NPR: U.S. Drought 2011-12
Play this interactive map to see how the drought spread in the spring/summer 2012.

U.S. Drought Portal

North American Drought Monitor

PBS Running Dry Documentary

NOAA: Climate Monitoring
Droughts, severe weather, etc.

NOAA Climate Prediction Center

ProPublica: Best Reporting on Heat Waves

Princeton University: Hydrologic Forecasting

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke

Centers for Disease Control: Extreme Heat


FLOODING AND SAFETY

National Weather Service: River Flooding Map
Track what rivers are flooding around the country.

FEMA: What States Spend on Flood Damage

FEMA: Flood Hazards Mapping

CDC: Hurricane and Flood Recovery

CDC: Flood Cleanup

Red Cross: Repairing a Flooded Home

Journalist's Resource: Research on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Poynter.org: Iowa Media Coverage of Floods

Poynter.org: Resources for Covering Floods

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Floodsmart.gov
Resources from the National Flood Insurance program.

NatureServe.org
Offers data, information on conservation issues, nature safety and global warming issues.

Library of Congress: Flood Response and Recovery

ABC 7 Chicago: Flood Resources
Chicago-based WLS TV posted flood resources.

NASA Earth Observatory Site
Look at natural hazards such as volcanoes, fires and floods through satellite photos, etc.

MSNBC Flood Map
Uses text and video icons to locate stories along an online map. Just click on the map (usually along a river) and you get stories and information from that area's flooding issues.

Free Climate
Must have Microsoft Silverlight installed to run it.


HURRICANE GUSTAV

Weather.com: Hurricane Gustav Tracker

State of Louisiana Emergency Site
Links, news updates, changes in emergency management.

New Orleans Times-Picayune Hurricane Center
News, storm tracking and more.

New Orleans Times-Picayune My Storm Blog

HurricaneTrack.com
Blog and Java tracking maps of Gustav.

Hurricane Gustav Resources Blog

BlogHerald: Hurricane Gustav Resources

About.com: Hurricane Gustav Resources

Wikipedia: Hurricane Gustav

Flickr: Photos and Videos of Hurricane Gustav
Includes links to support groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Twitter: Hurricane Gustav
Get updates on the storm from "tweets."

FEMA: Hurricane Gustav

Hurricane Gustav Information Center

WGAL Hurricane Center


HURRICANE KATRINA

New Orleans Times-Picayune: In Harm's Way
Package (pre-Katrina) on why hurricanes are such a threat to New Orleans.

Discovery.com: Hurricane Katrina Fact Sheet

PolicyNewsLinks.com: Hurricane Katrina Press Releases

CharityNavigator.org
Track charities invloved in hurricane relief.

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Floodsmart.gov
Resources from the National Flood Insurance program.

IRE Resource Center: Hurricane Resources
A collection of investigations that were done after past hurricanes, including much of last year's award-winning work, and tipsheets from the reporters who have covered hurricanes and other disasters. Also included are references to relevant articles in The IRE Journal and Uplink, as well as chapters in IRE books.

PolicyNewsLinks.com: Hurricane Katrina Press Releases


HURRICANE IKE

Houston Chronicle Hurricane Central

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Galveston County Daily News

WHP-CBS Hurricane News

KPRC-NBC Hurricane News

My FOX Houston

KTRK-ABC

National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Ike

Storm Pulse Hurricane Ike Tracking Map
Storm tracking site that features great graphics for following hurricanes, etc. Allows you to search storms by name, region, etc.

Vuetoo: Hurricane Ike Situation Page

Weather Underground: Hurricane Ike

HurricaneAdvisories.com
Track progress of hurricanes.

LiveNewsCameras.com: Hurricane Page
FOX-based site has live radar and cameras from cities in the path of the storm.

Gulf Coast Oil Platform Maps

Hurricane Video and Audio Feeds
Feeds are helpful for tracking any big tropical storm or hurricane in the world.

StormTools
Resources from Poynter's Al Tompkins.


OTHER WEATHER SITES

2011 Hurricane Names

National Climatic Data Center

World Meteorological Organization

American Meteorological Society
Research, announcements, news releases, etc.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather History
From this page you can find out what the weather was like for any of 1,500 locations around the United States or Canada on any date from 1994 to the present.

iMapWeather
A great interactive map for tracking storms.

Washington Post: The Climate Agenda

JournoResource: Disaster and Recovery Research
From Harvard's Shorenstein Center.

Mayo Clinic: Heat Stroke

Earthwatch Weather on Demand
Headlines, radar forecasts for national and international locations, warnings, advisories on blizzard, flood, storm and high winds.

Emol.com
You can see a map with Flash animation showing flooded areas, and a gallery of images about the rainfall.

MODIS Rapid Response System
Developed to provide daily satellite images of the Earth's landmasses in near real time. Great for tracking storms, earthquakes, etc.

Discovery News: Strange Spring: Explaining 2011's Wild Weather

Cloud Atlas
Cloud classification, pictures, etc.

Weather Blog: Earth's Most Extreme Weather Since 1816?

WeatherBug Hurricane Watcher

CSS Weather Page
Resources galore.

Emergencyemail.org
A great site; you can sign up for national emergency alerts or sign up for state, county, local alerts.

WeatherUnderground
Full of weather facts, forecasts, links, etc. Type in your ZIP code to get weather in your area.

WeatherBonk
Uses Google Maps to show you weather all over the world.

Bob Vila: Home Storm Safety Tips

PhysLink: Lightning Strikes on Planes

href="http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2005-05-24-solar-wind-origins_x.htm" target="top">USA Today: Solar Storms
Origins of solar wind, etc.

SpaceWeather.com
Tracks solar wind, meteors, planet temps, etc.

Hurricane History

PBS: Running Dry Documentary
Is there a drought in the Southwest?

FEMA
Disaster management resources.

Tropical Prediction Center

Automated Weather Source Neighborhood WeatherNet
Covers the United States, UK, Canada and New Zealand.

National Weather Service: A Weather-Ready Nation

Farmer's Almanac Weather Page
Provides some of the forecast information from the print almanac, including full moons and meteor showers.

UK Weather

Interactive Weather Info. Network

U.S. Census: Facts & Stats on Start of 2007 Hurricane Season

Doppler Radar Sites
Links to radar shots in all 50 states.

We Can Solve the Climate Crisis
A project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis -- in part through repowering America with 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources within 10 years. Our economy, national security, and climate can't afford to wait. Funds programs in a variety of areas, including education and children's services, the arts, community service, the environment, AIDS and literacy.

Gannett's Science and Weather Page
Dozens of links to hurricane and tornado sites.

Aws Inc.
Provides software to subscribers with weather updates and alerts of local weather conditions delivered to the PC desktop. It also provides sport statistics for individual high schools and recreation leagues.

Air Weather Association

OntheSnow.com Ski Reports

Snow Crystal Growth
Informative background information on the physics of snow.

Council on Foreign Relations Climate Crisis Guide
An excellent multimedia site on climate change issues.

Online Climate Data Directory

Climate Maps of the U.S.

NOAA: Climate Monitoring
Droughts, severe weather, etc.

Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
News, notes, resources page, RSS feed, etc.

UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Links page, graphics and presentations from past events.

WeatherBill
Pick an industry and track weather threats to that industry in your area. Examples: mining, construction, etc.

National Geographic's Nature's Fury
Words, images and video on wildfires, hurricanes, etc.

National Weather Service, Oklahoma: Severe Weather Links

Weather.com: Severe Weather Page

Weather Center's Heat index

Doppler Radar Sites
Links to radar shots in all 50 states.

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions
Looks at demands on power grid.

Department of Energy: Demands on the Power Grid

Red Cross: Heat Waves Page

National Climate Prediction Center
A 15-page .PDF with stats about the advertising and media job markets.

FightGlobalWarming
Helpful press section includes a "low-carbon diet kit." Good source for experts on the topic.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Has a great links, press and glossary sections.

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