You Oughta Know

August 29, 2011

150 years of hurricane data available online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help citizens keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help citizens keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: Historical hurricane track information going back 150 years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about hurricanes and see how they made landfall.

Where you get the records: From NOAA's website, www.noaa.gov. Click on the historical hurricane track link under the NOAA News menu on the right-hand side of the page.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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