hurricane http://wrkf.org en 'Extremely Active' Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted http://wrkf.org/post/extremely-active-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted Unusually warm ocean temperatures and favorable wind patterns mean the Atlantic is likely to see "an active or extremely active" hurricane season this year, say officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>The agency expects between seven and 11 hurricanes and as many as 20 named storms during the 2013 season, which runs from June 1 through November.<p>So for residents of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, "now is the time to pay attention to preparedness," NOAA's acting administrator, Kathryn Sullivan, told a news conference Thursday at the agency's new Climate Prediction Thu, 23 May 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 10853 at http://wrkf.org 'Extremely Active' Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability http://wrkf.org/post/after-sandy-questions-linger-over-cellphone-reliability Roughly one in four cellphone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.<p>Lori McCaskill lives in Brooklyn, and when Sandy hit last October, her Verizon cell service went out. She couldn't work. She couldn't check in with family and friends. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:29:00 +0000 editor 9596 at http://wrkf.org After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability Experts Urge Caution As $50 Billion In Sandy Aid Passes House http://wrkf.org/post/experts-urge-caution-50-billion-sandy-aid-passes-house <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68pChI9HknE</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:34:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 4957 at http://wrkf.org Experts Urge Caution As $50 Billion In Sandy Aid Passes House