Category Archives: Storm Damage

Australia’s Northern Territory Launches Real Time Emergency Map

A recent story in ABC Rural talks about the recent launch of a real time emergency map system in the Northern Territory region of the country.  It is a real time map of fire and auto accident events that was … Continue reading

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TRB Publication on Visualization of Technical Data For Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response

There is a good literature review from the Transportation Research Board on the Visualization of Technical Data For Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response.  It goes into mostly assessing damage from landslides, rockfalls, settlement, and other similar events.  Many of these … Continue reading

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Weather Models Still Working Towards Improved Precision

WeatherNation founder Paul Douglas has a good blog post today on how today’s weather forecast models have a ways to go for small scale intense weather events.  This is not new to any operational meteorologist, that even the highest resolution … Continue reading

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United States National LiDAR Collection Underfunded

Only about 30% of the United States has been scanned by aerial LiDAR systems according to a article  from Deep Dive Intelligence.  The current pace is about 1-2% per year for new data.  It is on a pace that it … Continue reading

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Weather is Making More Areas Uninsurable

American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report had a good story on June 25, 2013 on a report by the Geneva Association, a global insurance agency research firm that the increasingly volatile weather is causing more and more areas across the … Continue reading

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Weather UAVs to Fly into Thunderstorms Becoming Reality

Researchers at Oklahoma State University are developing a Kevlar reinforced UAV to fly into severe and tornadic thunderstorms to acquire data in areas considered unsafe for manned aircraft to collect humidity, temperature, and pressure.  The development will take about five … Continue reading

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Eqecat Webinar on the 2013 Hurricane Season

Eqecat is having their webinar for the 2013 Hurricane Season on July 16, 2013 at 10am CDT.  Eqecat provides risk data to large international reinsurancers who insure the insurance agencies.  They use their own software to model insurance losses for … Continue reading

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