Louisiana Nursing Home Owner Faces Cruelty Charges in Deadly Hurricane Evacuation

Bob Glynn Dean Jr. faces Medicaid fraud and other criminal charges after sending more than 800 residents to a squalid warehouse in August 2021, when Hurricane Ida pummeled the state, the authorities said.

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N.Y.’s Push for Weather Alerts in More Languages Highlights Greater Need

The storm hit the city’s immigrant communities hard, and the New York attorney general called this week for severe weather alerts to be sent in more languages. Advocates say deeper changes are needed.

#english-language, #hurricane-ida-2021, #james-letitia, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city

For Many Storm Victims, a Long Wait to Get Insurance Payments

As the impact of extreme weather intensifies, getting reimbursed by insurers becomes increasingly challenging.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #florida, #homeowners-insurance, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Grapples With Threats to a Seafood Tradition

From her New Orleans restaurant, Melissa Martin sees the environmental damage that could end the region’s rich culture of food and fishing.

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Three Months After Hurricane Ida, Residents Are Still Waiting for FEMA Housing

As storms and fires become more severe, disaster housing policy has failed to keep up, leaving people displaced for months on end.

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In Grand Isle, Devastated by Ida, Athletes Seek Normalcy by Running

Hurricane Ida knocked down much of Grand Isle, La., but the town’s cross-country team is determined to compete in the state championship meet.

#coaches-and-managers, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #running

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

Is Hurricane Season Still Going? You Bet.

There hasn’t been a named storm in the Atlantic Ocean since early October, but about a month remains in the hurricane season. “Don’t raid your hurricane supplies yet,” said one meteorologist.

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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.

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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.

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New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

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

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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.

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Hurricane Forecasters Aren’t Tweeting About Your Personal Life, They Swear

Kate was a “poorly organized depression.” The government agency says it wasn’t personal.

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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.

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How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List.

The recipe sounds simple: Improve drainage. Use plants, tanks and barriers to slow water. But it takes money and cooperation.

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3 Weeks After Hurricane Ida, Parts of Louisiana Remain Dark

As businesses and schools have reopened in New Orleans, ongoing power outages in communities just beyond the city put recovery out of reach.

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Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Much of the state, including New Orleans, lost power for days because many of Entergy’s electrical poles and towers were not built to withstand a major hurricane, energy experts said.

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He Was Swept Down a Sewer Pipe. ‘I Just Let the Water Take Me.’

Devastation from Hurricane Ida’s remnants stretched deep into New Jersey, forcing residents and officials to address “a new reality.”

#deaths-fatalities, #department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-jersey, #rain, #rescues, #south-plainfield-nj

A Flooded Stadium Went Viral, but the Somerset Patriots Didn’t Quit

The Somerset Patriots lost cars and equipment to Hurricane Ida’s aftermath — and had fish swimming in the on-deck circle — but the Yankees affiliate returned home a week later.

#baseball, #hurricane-ida-2021, #minor-leagues, #new-york-yankees, #somerset-patriots

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

A huge power failure after Hurricane Ida left vulnerable residents in sweltering apartments for days. At least 10 deaths in the city have been tied to the heat.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Talking With Kids About Climate Change and Hurricane Ida

One New Orleans mother on Hurricane Ida and what comes next.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #parenting

Flood Damage From Ida? Your Homeowner’s Policy Probably Won’t Cover That.

Most flood coverage is offered through a federal program, though some insurers offer extra insurance for sump pump failure.

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New Orleans Built a Power Plant to Prepare for Storms. It Sat Dark for 2 Days.

The electric utility promised the plant would swiftly generate power during storms. It didn’t after Hurricane Ida, and many wonder why the city has put its faith in fossil fuels.

#entergy-corporation, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Calling ‘Code Red’ on Climate, Biden Pushes for Infrastructure Plan

“The nation and the world are in peril,” the president said during a stop in a hard-hit borough of New York City. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Speech on Climate Change and Ida: Full Transcript

“The nation and the world are in peril,” President Biden said after touring storm damage in New York and Jersey. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

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Climate Disaster Preparation Is More Urgent Than Ever

There are only two options: adapt or suffer.

#debatable, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

New York and New Jersey Residents to Receive Federal Aid After Storm

Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York has estimated the state suffered at least $50 million in damages.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hurricane-ida-2021, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #weather

Southern Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Public Health

Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.

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They Put Everything Into Their Homes. Not One Was Spared in the Flood.

The record rainfall from Hurricane Ida appeared to damage every home on one block in Queens, where some families had lived for decades.

#basements-and-cellars, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #flushing-queens-ny, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-york-city

New Orleans Power Failure Traps Older Residents in Homes

“I had to get out of there,” said one 86-year-old man who sat in his eighth-floor apartment for nearly a week after Hurricane Ida, struggling to breathe without his medical equipment.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

On Grand Isle, a Fragile Spot Off Louisiana, Vast Damage

A tiny barrier island already endangered by sea level rise was pounded by Hurricane Ida. Most buildings were significantly damaged, many irreparably.

#grand-isle-la, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

On Grand Isle, a Fragile Spot Off Louisiana, Vast Destruction

A tiny barrier island already endangered by sea level rise was pounded by Hurricane Ida. Most buildings were significantly damaged, many irreparably.

#grand-isle-la, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana

Nearly a Week Without Power, New Orleans Is Facing a ‘Race With the Clock’

Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures this weekend as 70 percent of the city remains without power after Hurricane Ida.

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A Massive Levee System Saved New Orleans. Can Other Towns Be Helped?

A massive flood protection system built around New Orleans helped save it from flooding during Hurricane Ida. Surrounding communities, which weren’t so lucky, want their own system.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-aid-us, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

Satellite Images Find Oil Spill in Gulf Left in Ida’s Wake

Satellite and aerial survey images show oil spreading off the coast of an oil and gas hub in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Nursing Home Residents Describe Squalor at Evacuation Center

Hundreds of residents were sent to a warehouse ahead of Hurricane Ida. Sanitation was poor, and they slept on mattresses on the floor.

#elder-care, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nursing-homes

New Jersey’s Stunning Storm Toll Includes Many Who Drowned in Cars

Hurricane Ida killed at least 25 people in New Jersey — more fatalities than in any other state — as the monster storm whipped its way onto the Gulf Coast and tore north to New England.

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After a Summer of Disasters, Some Lawmakers See a Chance for Climate Action

Congress is considering bills to help communities prepare for extreme weather and to cut the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change. But passage is not assured.

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Louisiana High School Sports Meet a Mighty Opponent: Climate Change

Repeated hurricanes have devastated the state’s schools, teams and athletic fields. Ida was the latest reminder of the challenges facing the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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Here’s What Train Service Looks Like in NY After Ida’s Damaging Floods

The majority of the city’s subway lines had delays Friday morning, while the area’s airports appeared to be running smoothly.

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How Climate Change is Devastating Louisiana High School Sports

Repeated hurricanes have devastated the state’s schools, teams and athletic fields. Ida was the latest reminder of the challenges facing the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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The Storm Warnings Were Dire. Why Couldn’t the City Be Protected?

New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction.

#de-blasio-bill, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways, #weather

Why New York Couldn’t Be Protected From Hurricane Ida

New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction.

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Biden to Tour Hurricane Ida Damage in New Orleans

The president has taken pains to show his commitment to the storm response even as his administration deals with the Afghanistan pullout and other critical issues.

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43 Die as Deadliest Storm Since Sandy Devastates the Northeast

A huge volume of rain overwhelmed the region’s infrastructure, showing the lethal impact of climate change.

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How Ida Turned Basement Apartments Into Death Traps

At least 11 people were found dead in basements after torrential rains flooded New York City — nearly as many as those killed by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, where the storm made landfall.

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New York is particularly vulnerable to extreme storms. Here’s why.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida paralyzed the city. It’s exactly the kind of storm that is likely to become more frequent in the climate crisis.

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New Yorkers Got Record Rain, and a Warning: Storms Are Packing More Punch

Because of global warming, the heaviest storms can now produce huge amounts of rainfall in a short time.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-york-city, #rain, #weather

Philadelphia Highway Flooded After Ida Moves Through

Tornadoes touched down in Maryland and in the Philadelphia suburbs. Rain-swollen rivers were still rising. Many were without power.

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Ida Sweeps Into New England

Heavy rain was expected across parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

#floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-england-states-us