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New Forecasting Tool Eyed for Hurricane Season

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May 23, 2013
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After storms like Sandy inundated coastal areas last year, forecasters have developed an experimental model to show potential areas of impact in a deadly "storm surge."


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Predictive Models for Farmers: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture

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FEMA and Ad Council Help Americans Prepare for Severe Weather With Wireless Emergency Alerts

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