Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cyclones (Tropical) – Links and Resources

Related links and resources for Tropical Cylone and Hurricane hazards, disasters and incidents.

Cyclones (Tropical) – Associated Hazards

While most people know that tropical cyclones can contain damaging winds, many do not realize that they also produce several other hazards such as: tropical cyclones are storm surge, flooding, and tornadoes.

Cyclones (Tropical) – Types and Classifications

Depending on the strength of the winds in the circulation, tropical cyclones are further divided into tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes. When tropical cyclones reach hurricane strength, they become classified by wind speed.

Chromium-6 Carcinogen in Water Utilities | Lower 48 States

Facts about Chromium-6 and an interactive map of Chromium-6 in U.S. drinking water shows an estimated 218 million Americans served unsafe levels of the chemical.

Cyclones (Tropical) – Aspects and Features

The main parts of a tropical cyclone are the rainbands, the eye, and the eyewall. Air spirals in toward the center in a counter-clockwise pattern in the northern hemisphere (clockwise in the southern hemisphere), and out the top in the opposite direction.

September – National Food Safety Education Month

Food contamination can occur at any point along the food production chain. Learn and protect yourself from deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.