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DIVE INTO MIAMI'S NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER'S CHAOTIC 2004 SEASON IN DOCUMENTARY ON WQED-TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 19, 2010

CONTACT:
Rosemary Martinelli

412-622-6433

rmartinelli@wqed.org

Dive into Miami’s National Hurricane Center’s Chaotic 2004

Season in Documentary on WQED-TV

PITTSBURGH—Anatomy of a Hurricane takes a deep look at the stressful work of the dedicated staff members at Miami’s National Hurricane Center who dealt with many uncommon and unexpected challenges during the 2004 hurricane season.

Anatomy of a Hurricane will air on WQED-TV August 27, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), viewers will experience the trials and tribulations that occurred during the 2004 season with the use of satellite images.

Throughout 2004, the Atlantic coast endured 15 total storms, nine of them being hurricanes. Of these nine hurricanes, six of them were ranked as a Category 3 or higher with over 3,100 deaths and total damages reaching $50 billion. The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season as a whole is noted, on record, as one of the deadliest and most costly within the last decade. Four hurricanes landed on Florida making it the fist time since 1886 that one state got hit that many times during a single season. The strongest storm of the season, Hurricane Ivan, reached winds as high as 165 miles per hour (mph). To find out more about the 2004 hurricane season and Miami’s National Hurricane Center, go to www.nhc.noaa.gov.


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