Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

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National Geographic: Tornadoes, Explained

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.


RTDNA: Hurricane Reporter’s Checklist

Poynter: Nine Tips to Avoid Spreading Rumors About Hurricanes

Poynter: What Journalists Need to Know When Covering Hurricanes

Gannett Florida’s Archived Database of FEMA Hurricane Aid

Dart Center for Journalism: Tips for Covering Spring Storm Season

Google Person Finder

Google Crisis Map
Defaults to the most recent crisis.

IJNET: How Journalists Can Better Approach Victims of Disaster

Emergency Journalism
Tools for better, accurate reporting.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Orlando Sentinel Hurricane Resources Page

Tropical Cyclone Names

Hurricane History

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hurricane News Page

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.

USA Today: Hazardous Weather Page

USA Today: State Forecasts

Tropical Storm Prediction Center

HurricaneTrack
Track storms online.

Hurricane Hunters

HurricaneTrack.com

Storm Name List

National Geographic: Tornadoes, Explained

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.

CNN: Seven Mobile Tools to Help You Survive Tornadoes

Slate: Map of Killer Tornadoes Since 1950

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

UNISYS Hurricane/Tropical Data

CharityNavigator.org
Track charities invloved in hurricane relief.

Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies

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

Covering Insurance Industry and Climate Change Concerns
From the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

Journalist’s Resource: Covering Extreme Weather – What to Avoid and How to Get It Right

Florida and Island Webcams
Helpful in tracking storms.

How Hurricanes Work

Hurricane Hunters

NOAA: Costliest Hurricanes

Central Florida Hurricane Center

Gulf Coast Oil Platform Maps

CNN.com: El Nino 2002 Fact Sheet

Wall Street Journal: Every Atlantic Storm Name Since 1950

Galveston Hurricane: 1900 (CNN)/

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

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods

Hurricane Insurance Blog

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


HURRICANE GUSTAV

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

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.”


HURRICANE KATRINA

CharityNavigator.org
Track charities invloved in hurricane relief.

Generator Safety During Storms, Floods


HURRICANE IKE

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

My FOX Houston

National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Ike

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


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