Images: It's open season for hurricanes

Images: It's open season for hurricanes

Summary: The NOAA predicts four to six major hurricanes this year. What are the perils and how is FEMA getting ready?

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  • Tornadoes

    More than half of hurricanes that hit land produce at least one tornado. There's no way to predict which storms will spawn tornadoes or where they will touch down, but new Doppler radar systems can give some warning. One clue: If you see hail or lighting, you're probably safe.

  • FEMA prepares

    After receiving storms of criticism over its response to Hurricane Katrina, FEMA is bracing itself to respond to new hurricane emergencies. A worker in the FEMA Logistics Center warehouse in Ft. Worth, Tex. takes inventory with a bar code scanner. This enables GPS tracking of all of the supplies.

  • Generators

    Generators are ready for deployment from the FEMA Logistics Center warehouse in Ft. Worth, Tex. during disasters.

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Topic: Hardware

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