News in Asia

Hello readers! I’m up in New England this weekend visiting my sister and brother-in-law. I’ve been to Mystic, CT and taken a picture of the sign at that famous pizza place from that one movie (Persephoneers of a certain age will get the reference.) I’ve also eaten some amazing seafood. Anyway, this week’s edition will be some short links although there is some major news out of Pakistan with two major earthquakes hitting in one week so let’s get to it. Read More News in Asia

What You Need to Know About Hurricanes

Hurricane season started on June 1st in the North Atlantic, and by June 5th we had our first named storm, Tropical Storm Andrea. Many experts have predicted that this year’s season could be worse than average, so let’s take a look at what we need to know to prepare for the upcoming months. Read More What You Need to Know About Hurricanes

What You Need to Know About Tornadoes

It’s tornado season in the United States once more. Since tornadoes are largely unpredictable and can be incredibly dangerous, it’s important to know as much as possible about them so that you can be prepared when bad weather strikes. It’s important to remember that, while tornadoes are most common in the center of the U.S. and throughout the South, they have been reported in every state (and on every continent except Antarctica) and that most states have had deadly tornadoes. Slate has a cool but somewhat sobering interactive map of every deadly tornado in the U.S. from 1950 through the Moore, Oklahoma tornado on May 20, 2013. However, even if you live right in the heart of Tornado Alley, the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor that you’ll never actually be hit by one. Read More What You Need to Know About Tornadoes