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Media Advisory 06-025
National Science Board Recommends Major New Investments in Hurricane Science and Engineering

Board to unveil a draft report for public comment at a Capitol Hill briefing

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In August, 2004, Hurricane Charley tore apart whole communities of homes and businesses in Florida.

In August 2004, Hurricane Charley tore apart whole communities of homes and businesses in Punta Gorda, Fla. The National Science Board is proposing new research in hurricane behavior, structural engineering and the built environment, and in power, communications and access systems as part of a National Hurricane Research Initiative.

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In Pensacola, Fla., engineers check a  building for structural integrity following Hurricane Ivan.

In Pensacola, Fla., engineers check a building for structural integrity following Hurricane Ivan, which hit the Florida Peninsula in September 2004. Losses so far from four hurricanes and tropical storms that hit Florida and the East in 2004, and from Hurricane Katrina and other storms in 2005, are estimated at $168 billion.

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