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Scientists are predicting the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone to be the size of Massachusetts and close to the record from two years ago.

The hypoxic zone or “dead zone,” which is an area of low to no oxygen that can kill marine life, is forecast by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration scientists to be approximately 7,829 square miles, close to 2017’s record size of...

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night.

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood...

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The National Weather Service predicts a wetter-than-usual winter for the South and Southeastern United States. Coming on top of a string of stormy, soggy months that inundated communities from Central Texas to the Carolina coast, that forecast indicates that we should stay prepared for the potential of more flooding in coming months.

We should not underestimate the power of rushing water. Most flood-related drownings occur when cars drive into floodwaters or...

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The National Hurricane Center predicted that Gordon would make landfall as a hurricane Tuesday night. Hurricanes Harvey (which inundated Houston in August 2017) and Maria (which devastated Puerto Rico last September) illustrated the destruction and disruption that storms can cause. Some of the damage is immediate, and some lingers for months and years. While storms can’t be controlled, taking precautions can help reduce risks and avoid injuries.

A rich array of resources is...

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