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Colorized image of Hurricane Belle in 1976. Roch19571/CC BY-SA 4.0

New study shows that hurricanes are producing more rain

Daniel Pariseau April 24, 2022
Human-induced climate change caused the rainfall during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to climb 10% from 1850, according to a study conducted by School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences professor Kevin A. Reed and his team of meteorologists.
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East Side Dining on Sep. 2 after students were evacuated from their buildings due to flooding. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

As New York floods, SBU residents face Ida’s wrath

Niki Nassiri and Maria Lynders September 2, 2021
Remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded several buildings on campus, mostly impacting Mendelsohn Community. Residents of Mendelsohn Community were evacuated on Sep. 2 around 2 a.m.
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The National Weather Service radar as tropical storm Henry hits Long Island Sunday, Aug. 22. The storm is expected to pick up this afternoon. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU safety alert warns students about incoming hurricane

Sara Ruberg and Steven Keehner August 21, 2021
The storm, which was recently reclassified as a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to linger into Sunday afternoon and evening. If Henri remains as a Category 1, Long Islanders should expect 80 mph winds, gusts up to 90 to 100 mph and storm surges between 3 to 6 feet.
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Snow falls on the Academic Mall outside of the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library on Dec. 1. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU scientist predicts short winters, heavy storms for Long Island

Niki Nassiri December 5, 2019
The winter season may become shorter, but storms and floods will hit the East Coast harder than ever due to climate change, Edmund K.M. Chang, a professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, hypothesized in a study on winter storms.
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Hurricane Sandy knocked down several trees down across Stony Brook.  DEANNA DEL CIELLO/STATESMAN FILE

Long Islanders prep in wake of hurricane season

Brianne Ledda October 1, 2017
Jose left minimal impact as far as rain and wind go, with few power outages and a small amount of flooding in low-lying areas due to high tide, but county workers were prepared.
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A satellite image of Hurricane Irma on Sept.

Keep your eye on the cause of these hurricanes

Andrew Goldstein September 24, 2017
“During its life cycle a hurricane can expend as much energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs!" That is what we are dealing with.
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