2018 Hurrican Season FPR-2

The 2018 Hurricane Season: “Weathering” Predictions, Forecasts, and Storm Realities

June 1 marks the official start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. There are predictions of a slightly above-average and slightly below-average season, a forecast of up to 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes; and the reality: plan for the worst, hope for the best. This spring, the hurricane forecasting team from […]


Understanding the Occurrence of Flooding – What’s in a Name?

By now, given Mother Nature’s wrath over the past year, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of references to 100-year flood events, 500-year flood events and 1,000-year flood events. The description of flooding by the likelihood of occurrence in a geographic area is a predictive measure, commonly used by those in the scientific, emergency management and […]