Tag: Hurricane

What we know about Hurricane Florence

| September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
What we know about Hurricane Florence

The path of Hurricane Florence is constantly being monitored. This post will be updated with changing weather conditions and the responses of the University. Here is what we currently know: As of Sunday, September 16 the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression with a sustained wind speed of 35 mph and moving at 8 […]

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Op-Ed: Patricia’s path and the danger of warmer seas

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Patricia’s path and the danger of warmer seas

Imagine having to evacuate from a behemoth hurricane packing winds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the day before it destroys everything you’ve worked for throughout your life. Your home, your community, the things you take for granted such as old family photos and heirlooms may be washed away by the inevitable storm surge, […]

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UNC Charlotte psychology professor’s survival at sea

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte psychology professor’s survival at sea

Tossing and turning, gasping for air. In a hurricane, it’s impossible to tell where’s up and where’s down, what’s foam and what’s water. Every 40 foot wave that crashes down brought him closer to death, the salty water slowly drowning him. And for the first time in his life, first mate Al Maisto thought, “I’m […]

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