Winter Snow Storm Updates: States Brace for Dangerous Conditions

The storm, which brought snow to the South, was expected to chug along the Appalachians and into the Northeast on Sunday. In the Carolinas, power failures were likely from damaging ice.

#floods, #ice, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather, #winter-season

Mayor Adams, Build a Bigger Manhattan

“New Mannahatta” would help the city’s housing crisis and protect against the impact of climate change. 

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

2021 Was Earth’s Fifth-Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The finding, by European researchers, fits a clear warming trend: The seven hottest years on record have been the past seven.

#carbon-dioxide, #earth, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather, #wildfires

Record Rain and Snow Shut Down Roads and Schools in Washington State

Crucial routes through the Cascade Mountains remained closed on Sunday as responders assessed the damage.

#cascade-mountains, #floods, #hoquiam-wash, #leavenworth-wash, #olympia-wash, #puget-sound, #rain, #seattle-wash, #washington-state, #weather

The Benefits of Bickering in Marriage

A relationship is a shared story, even if it’s hard to agree on the details.

#drought, #floods, #love-emotion, #marriages

Brazil Flooding Kills at Least 20 and Displaces Thousands

In northeast Brazil, local officials say they have never before seen flooding on this scale. Tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes.

#bahia-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #floods, #global-warming, #levees-and-dams, #rain

Heavy Rain and Snow Are Expected Over Much of California

The state was blanketed by a variety of weather warnings, with more than five feet of snow predicted for parts of the Sierra Nevada.

#california, #drought, #floods, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Why Times Opinion Is Sounding the Climate Change Alarm

The climate crisis is now.

#drought, #earth, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wildfires

First Fires, Then Floods: Climate Extremes Batter Australia

Many of the same areas that suffered through horrific bush fires in 2019 and 2020 are now dealing with prodigious rainfall that could leave some people stranded for weeks.

#australia, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #floods, #global-warming, #la-nina, #weather

Storm Could Cause ‘Catastrophic Flooding’ in Hawaii, Forecasters Warn

Some parts of the islands could see as much as 25 inches of rain through Tuesday, meteorologists said. “This is an extreme weather event,” an emergency official said on Monday.

#cyclones, #floods, #hawaii, #hawaii-emergency-management-agency, #ige-david, #national-weather-service, #oahu-hawaii, #weather

Flooding in Washington Brings Death and Devastation to Dairies

Near-record flooding in Washington State drowned cattle, demolished homes and damaged equipment. Broken supply chains are making it even harder to recover.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #dairy-products, #floods, #washington-state

Why New York Is Unearthing a Brook It Buried a Century Ago

A plan to “daylight” Tibbetts Brook in the Bronx would be one of the city’s most ambitious green infrastructure improvements.

#bronx-nyc, #csx-corporation, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #dinowitz-jeffrey, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #sanderson-eric-w, #water, #wildlife-conservation-society

Yes, There’s a Blizzard Warning in Hawaii. No, It’s Not That Weird.

The National Weather Service said roughly a foot of snow was expected to fall on the Big Island summits. “We do get snow there pretty much every year,” one local meteorologist said.

#floods, #hawaii, #hawaii-the-big-island, #honolulu-hawaii, #mauna-kea-volcano-hawaii, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Billions for Climate Protection Fuel New Debate: Who Deserves It Most

The $1 trillion infrastructure law funds programs that tend to favor wealthy, white communities — a test for Biden’s pledge to defend the most vulnerable against climate change.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #income-inequality, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Hurricane Sandy, a Park in Lower Manhattan at the Center of a Fight

Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #audio-positive-escape, #big-bjarke-ingels-group, #city-council-nyc, #coastal-areas, #east-river-nyc, #floods, #franklin-d-roosevelt-drive-manhattan-ny, #global-warming, #housing-authority-nyc, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #infrastructure-public-works, #internal-open-access, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #netherlands, #rivers

After the Floods, British Columbia Picks Up the Pieces

Washed-out roads and destroyed bridges are just some of the devastation afflicting residents of the western province and could signal what climate change will bring in the future.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #trudeau-justin

Climate Change Threatens Smithsonian Museums

Beneath the National Museum of American History, floodwaters are intruding into collection rooms, a consequence of a warming planet. A fix remains years away.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #museums, #national-mall-washington-dc, #national-museum-of-american-history, #rain, #smithsonian-institution, #smithsonian-national-museum-of-natural-history, #washington-dc

In South Sudan, Vaccines Are Overshadowed by Pressing Needs

Much of South Sudan is under water from flooding induced by climate change and deforestation. Crops and livestock are lost, hunger and malaria are spreading. With so many worries, coronavirus vaccines are a tough sell.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #floods, #malaria, #south-sudan, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #vaccination-and-immunization

Beavers Misbehave. Canadians Love Them Anyway.

Blamed for flooded fields, damaged roads and the occasional death, the beaver, which has played a seminal role in Canadian history, is now viewed by many as a problem, not a point of national pride.

#alberta-canada, #algonquin-provincial-park-ontario, #beavers, #canada, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #ontario-canada, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Landslides and Torrential Rains Batter British Columbia

Dozens of drivers were trapped by landslides, and the city of Merritt warned of a “mass sewage backup.” The rainfall was part of a system that also pummeled Washington State.

#british-columbia-canada, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-state, #water-pollution

Four-Inch Scorpions Called Deathstalkers Descend on Egypt

Swept from desert burrows, hundreds, if not thousands, of scorpions skittered into villages, stinging at least 503 people.

#aswan-egypt, #deaths-fatalities, #deserts, #floods, #scorpions, #weather

Negotiators Strike a Climate Deal, but World Remains Far From Limiting Warming

Some activists called the agreement in Glasgow disappointing, but it establishes a clear consensus that all countries need to do much more.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

20 People Rescued From Flooded R.V. Park in Oregon

Some campers were airlifted from a recreational vehicle park after floodwaters covered the only bridge in and out of the area.

#floods, #neskowin-creek, #oregon, #rain, #rescues, #washington-state, #weather

What Does It Take to Build a Disaster-Proof House?

A few homeowners across the country are trying to find out, by experimenting with new (and old) construction techniques.

#building-construction, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #paradise-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wildfires

Calls for Climate Reparations Reach Boiling Point in Glasgow Talks

For decades, vulnerable countries and activist groups have demanded that rich polluter countries pay for irreparable damage from climate change. This year, there may be a breakthrough.

#cyclones, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations

Infrastructure Bill Makes First Major U.S. Investment in Climate Resilience

The measure includes $47 billion to help communities prepare for the new age of extreme fires, floods, storms and droughts that scientists say are worsened by human-caused climate change.

#agriculture-department, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #army-corps-of-engineers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-reclamation, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water, #weather, #wildfires

Millburn Businesses Open Up Again After Hurricane Ida

Following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida in Millburn, N.J., small business owners are facing an uncertain future, even as the community rallies to help.

#floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #mall-at-short-hills-millburn-nj, #millburn-nj, #millburn-high-school, #small-business

High Tidal Surges Bring Floods to the Mid-Atlantic Region

The impact was not as severe as forecasters had feared in some places, though flood warnings and advisories remained in effect on Saturday.

#alexandria-va, #annapolis-md, #baltimore-md, #buckley-gavin, #chesapeake-bay, #coastal-areas, #delaware-river, #floods, #interstate-95, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #potomac-river, #water, #weather, #wind

Slow-Moving Storm to Bring Heavy Flooding to Mid-Atlantic

A National Weather Service forecaster warned that heavy rain during high tides could lead to “astronomical surges” of ocean water.

#delaware-river, #floods, #maryland, #new-jersey, #pennsylvania, #rain, #weather

Wild Animals Are Thriving in New York City Right Now

New York is now ‘the greenest big city on earth,’ one naturalist said. Some creatures have noticed, and are staying for a while.

#animals, #area-planning-and-renewal, #audubon-society-national, #benepe-adrian, #birds, #charlop-powers-sarah, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #floods, #flowers-and-plants, #greenbelt-native-plant-center, #natural-areas-conservancy, #new-york-city, #new-yorkers-for-parks, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #pesticides, #wetlands, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

Heavy Rain Soaks New York

A flash flood watch will be in effect all day as a storm system moves through the region.

#floods, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #weather

Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind

Much of the Bay Area was under a flash flood watch on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for mudslides across the region.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #cyclones, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #marin-county-calif, #monterey-calif, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #rain, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #san-francisco-international-airport, #san-mateo-county-calif, #weather, #wildfires

After Fires and Droughts, California Prepares for Heavy Rain

A storm is expected to drop up to 10 inches of rain in Northern California. The region is in desperate need of water, but the rain is likely to bring dangerous mudslides and flash floods.

#california, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #national-weather-service

Heavy Rains in India and Nepal Kill Dozens

The death toll continued to rise on Wednesday as landslides and flooding damaged homes and stranded thousands of people.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #global-warming, #india, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nepal, #rain, #third-world-and-developing-countries

West Virginia Leads U.S. in Flood Risk, Adding to Manchin’s Climate Dilemma

As the senator blocks Democrats’ push to reduce warming, new data shows his constituents are more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country.

#coal, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #rain, #rivers, #west-virginia

U.K. Agency Issues Climate Change Warning Before U.N. Summit

With more extreme weather events expected to bring floods and droughts, the body urged world leaders to focus on mitigating the effects of global warming.

#drought, #floods, #global-warming, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

As Floods Ravage China, 13 Die After Bus Falls Off Bridge

The casualties come amid violent inundations in the country that have left a total of at least 28 people dead and displaced more than 120,000 across northern areas.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #shanxi-province-china

Should You Get Flood Insurance for Your Home?

Hurricane Ida was a wake-up call for many homeowners in the New York region, and there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re rethinking your homeowner’s insurance.

#basements-and-cellars, #content-type-service, #essex-county-nj, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #flood-insurance, #floods, #homeowners-insurance, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-flood-insurance-program, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York

Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat.

#brannan-justin-l, #city-council-nyc, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city

At Least 4 Dead in Alabama After Heavy Rains Flood the State

A child and three adults drowned in vehicles submerged in deep water after creeks swelled in the northeast and central counties, officials said.

#alabama, #floods, #national-weather-service, #rain, #weather

Tropical Storm Victor Forms in Eastern Atlantic

Victor, the 20th named storm of the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, was south of the Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

#floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #rain, #weather

New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.

#basements-and-cellars, #bronx-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coast-erosion, #de-blasio-bill, #floods, #flushing-queens-ny, #global-warming, #harlem-river-bronx-manhattan-ny, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #olmsted-frederick-law, #wetlands

New York Pledges $27 Million to Help Undocumented Immigrants Hit by Ida

‘I almost died,’ said one Queens resident who forced her way out of a basement apartment. Now she is eligible for help.

#basements-and-cellars, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #flushing-meadows-corona-park-queens-ny, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

How Record Rain and Officials’ Mistakes in China Led to Drownings on a Subway

The deluge in the city of Zhengzhou revealed how China’s years of go-go construction had left its cities vulnerable to climate change.

#china, #floods, #global-warming, #subways, #zhengzhou-china

Can You Break the Lease if Your Apartment Might Flood?

Maintaining a rental property — including making sure water drains properly — is the responsibility of the landlord, not the tenant.

#floods, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Hurricane Sam Strengthens to a Category 2 Storm

The fourth named storm to form in less than a week was forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane by Saturday.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #weather

Subtropical Storm Teresa Forms North of Bermuda

A developing system forming off New England is expected to absorb Teresa, which is not expected to threaten land, forecasters said.

#floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #subtropical-storm-teresa, #weather

Holding Back the Floodwaters

Homeowners who faced flooded basements after Hurricane Ida are pondering how to deal with the possibility of fiercer and more frequent storms.

#basements-and-cellars, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #weather

Flood Insurance Costs Are Set to Skyrocket for Some

New federal flood insurance rates that better reflect the real risks of climate change are coming. For some, premiums will rise sharply.

#coastal-areas, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #flood-insurance, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential