AOML/Hurricane Research Division
We offer a number of informational flyers to the public covering a range of
subjects, including hurricane aircraft, tracking charts, and storm mitigation.
These can be downloaded and printed for handouts at hurricane-related public
Although we urge everyone to install certified hurricane shutters on their
doors and windows, if you must resort to plywood shutters then these
instructions will offer a better installation method than nailing them over
In the 1980s and 90s, Dr. Ted Fujita of the University of Chicago had a
contract with NOAA to produce damage analyses of landfalling hurricanes.
These analyses were printed as posters and made available to researchers.
Below are scans of these posters. The red arrows indicate the direction
of wind that caused visible debris and the length of the arrow the
estimated strength of the wind on the Fujita scale. The are also contours
with the estimated wind speed and the storm's track.