Eight credit unions based in areas under hurricane surge
Ratcliff, 2008: The influence of storm size on hurricane surge
With extensive damage to their existing hospital caused by Hurricane Katrina, the client requested that all critical services be placed above the hurricane surge
level and a new addition be constructed to house modern emergency services; surgical pre-operative and recovery areas; surgical ICUs; outpatient rehabilitation services; and 48 single-occupancy, same-handed patient rooms.
And every 2.7 miles of marshland reduces a hurricane surge
tide by a foot, dispersing the storm's power.
A hurricane surge
that can inundate coastal lowlands is the most destructive characteristic of hurricanes and accounts for most of the lives lost from hurricanes.
(A hurricane surge
is an abnormal rise in water level that results from intense winds and low barometric pressure).
The study, published in 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, showed that globally warm years have been associated with a significantly higher risk of extreme hurricane surges
, such as that which engulfed the New Orleans area in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina.
Ten times more hurricane surges
in future, new research forecasts: New research from the Niels Bohr Institute in Demark shows that there could be a tenfold increase in frequency of major hurricanes if the climate warms by two degrees Celsius.
19 ( ANI ): By examining the frequency of extreme storm surges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane surges
when the climate was warmer.
Stone, a coastal geologist at LSU, says that if the current trend of wetland loss and barrier island erosion continues, it will worsen the effects of future hurricane surges
in South Louisiana.