Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Autocrat LLC, a Lincoln-based supplier of extracts and natural ingredients to food industry businesses, has launched a new Food and Beverage Solutions Center designed to help its customers develop new products.
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts.
Team Renegade Robotics from Burrillville, dark blue shirts, center, and the Finding Blue Moose team from Foster, right, compete Feb. 8 at the FIRST Tech Challenge at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick. Teams from 32 Rhode Island schools competed. The Burrillville High School team is among winners who will travel to York, Penn., for regional competitions.
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