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Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.


Obama to get Alaska survival course on TV reality show

Bear Grylls, pictured on March 4, 2011, will accompany President Obama into the Alaskan wilderness for a televised "crash course in survival techniques" that will air later this yearPresident Barack Obama will trek through Alaska's wilderness and get a "crash course in survival techniques" from insect-eating British adventurer Bear Grylls, US television producers announced Monday. Obama -- who on Monday trades the comforts of the White House for the rigors of the Great White North -- will appear on an upcoming episode of "Running Wild With Bear Grylls," television network NBC said.


Fans welcome return of Blue Bell ice cream to Texas, Alabama
Fans of Blue Bell ice cream celebrated the return of the popular brand on Monday in parts of Texas and Alabama, four months after it was withdrawn from the market after being linked to cases of Listeria, three of them fatal. Blue Bell trucks delivered half-gallon tubs of four flavors: Cookies'n Cream, Dutch Chocolate, Homemade Vanilla and The Great Divide in the first phase of a gradual return to full production. "There's been a steady of flow of customers buying Blue Bell ice cream.
Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnants

People walk on the beach as a red and purple flag fly from a lifeguard station indicating a high surf hazard and dangerous marine life as the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika pass through South Florida, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to U.S. forecasters. The center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern Cape Verde Islands, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa with a population of 525,000. Fred had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph), but was expected to gradually dissipate after passing the Cape Verde Islands, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.


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