Nova Scotia has been described as Canada’s ocean playground, and the sea is a major influence on both Nova Scotia’s economy and her climate. Nearly surrounded by the ocean, sailing has always been a major player in the area. In fact, Nova Scotia became a world leader in both building and owning wooden sailing ships….
New England has a lot of coastal area, and that makes it vulnerable to storms. The New England coast is often hit by hurricanes and tropical storms. Flooding is common from both storm surge and inland rivers, and wind damage can be considerable. There are ways, however, to protect your home and property. Good preparation….
New England is comprised of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. You probably think of New England as a place where you go in the fall to look at pretty leaves or a summer vacation destination, and you probably don’t think of it as a place where hurricanes hit. But you’d be….
Gulf shores is located on the Alabama Gulf Coast, right on the Gulf of Mexico. A notable vacation spot, it’s steeped in history. Fort Morgan, the site of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay, is nearby. The beautiful countryside has myriad wildlife trails to hike on. Championship golf courses are easy to find. Gulf….
Mobile, Alabama is the third most populous city in the Southern United States, and it is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its proximity to the warm gulf waters, Mobile’s climate is mild and subtropical, with an annual temperature of 68 degrees. It is often affected by major storms and hurricanes, also because….
Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, about 2 miles east of Biloxi. The town was founded in 1699 by the French, and it’s one of the oldest cities in the United States. It’s well known as an artist community, with several art galleries and shops. It has a lovely historic downtown area,….
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi, and is about an hour’s drive from New Orleans. It’s a city perched right on the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s vulnerable to hurricanes. In 2005, Gulfport was hit by the strongest side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of Gulfport was flooded or destroyed. And that’s not….
Pascagoula is located in Jackson County, Mississippi. It’s in close proximity to Gulfport, Biloxi, and only about two hours away from New Orleans. Pascagoula experienced a lot of new growth and development in the years just before Hurricane Katrina, but the area’s population has since decreased. Hurricane Katrina hit the shore with a 20 foot….
The city of Biloxi lies directly on the Mississippi Sound, with barrier islands distributed off the coast and into the Gulf of Mexico. The history of Biloxi, Mississippi, spans more than 300 years. It was settled by the French, passed to the English, then to Spain, and then became part of the United States around….
On August 29, 2005 at ten o’clock in the morning, Hurricane Katrina made its final landfall near Bay St. Louis, at the mouth of the Pearl River. At twelve feet above sea level, the town is the highest point on the entire Gulf of Mexico coastline, but when Katrina hit land with a 28-foot storm….