New focus on PlanItNow.org themes

In December 2008 P!N staffer Suzie Ahlers wrote this article about controversies surrounding the continued use of the Saffir-Simpson scale. This month, Houston Chronicle blog writer Eric Berger explains the scientific basis behind changes to drop storm surge and central pressures from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, largely in response to Hurricane Ike.

In March PlanItNow.org reported on the digital conversion and the effect this would have on prepared people’s emergency devices such as portable TVs. WTSP-Channel 10 in Tampa Bay reporter Matthew Sinn reports on how the digital switch will affect hurricane season, and Naples Daily News intern writer Jeff Weiner writes about how most portable TVs don’t receive signals now.