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Space views of Hurricane Earl:

For my birthday, I got a hurricane [Jackie Mitchell]
Early last week, I was looking forward to a Friday night party with friends, family and Red Cross donors and volunteers. Friday was my birthday and almost-one-year-anniversary as the Director of Marketing and Communications with the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. I was making plans for a menu and music for the people who’ve made my 32nd year such a good one. Meanwhile, Hurricane Earl was spinning like a sawmill blade toward the Outer Banks, and D.C.’s national headquarters (HQ) were making plans of their own.

NASA, NOAA researchers try to find out what makes hurricanes form [USA Today]
Researchers still don’t know exactly what makes some waves stay weak and others strengthen into hurricanes. So starting this week, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will study these tropical systems from their breeding ground in Africa west toward the U.S to try to find out.

Be Prepared [Utah Red Cross blog]
As you may already know, September is National Preparedness Month. I can’t count the number of times I have said “Be Prepared” this month, and it’s only the first week. Everytime I say it, I get this song from the Lion King stuck in my head.

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