Heavy Rain in Florida Brings Floods to Miami

The storm system also left residents and officials in the Miami area with stranded vehicles, power outages and lots of cleanup.

#florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

Tell Us About Your Bills From a Hurricane or Flood

As we explore how extreme weather and the climate crisis are affecting Americans, you can help us by detailing what you’ve faced in home repairs and other costs.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #insurance, #internal-open-access, #mold, #weather

Hurricane Agatha Makes Landfall in Southern Mexico

The storm was the first Category 2 to ever make landfall in the eastern Pacific, and threatened to bring floods and mudslides to the state of Oaxaca.

#hurricane-agatha, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mexico

Gas Prices Hit New Highs as Summer Driving Season Starts

A gallon has jumped by about 50 cents over the last month as Russia’s war in Ukraine has continued to unsettle the global energy market.

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Air Pollution Can Mean More, or Fewer, Hurricanes. It Depends Where You Live.

Smog from factories and cars has led to more storms in the Atlantic Ocean, but fewer in the Pacific. A new study explains why.

#air-pollution, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #murakami-hiroyuki, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #science-advances-journal

After Tropical Storm Megi Hits Philippines, Dozens Dead or Missing

The first such storm of the year caused widespread flooding and landslides in the central part of the country.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #leyte-philippines, #philippines

Heavy Floods and Mudslides Leave at Least 45 Dead in South Africa

Torrential rain left a trail of destruction in the coastal city of Durban — the latest disaster in a season of storms that some scientists say has been intensified by climate change.

#africa, #durban-south-africa, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #south-africa, #world-weather-attribution

Most Active Hurricane Season Was Also Wetter Because of Climate Change

During the record-setting 2020 Atlantic storm season, the most extreme three-hour rainfall rates were 10 percent higher than they would have been without climate change, a new study found.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nature-communications-journal, #rain, #research, #weather

Power Remains Out for Nearly Half a Million Customers in Puerto Rico

The island’s fragile electrical grid was slowly recovering from its latest loss of power, potentially caused by a failed circuit breaker.

#electric-light-and-power, #hurricane-maria-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #luma, #pierluisi-pedro-r, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #puerto-rico-electric-power-authority

One-Third of Americans Faced Extreme Weather in Recent Years, Survey Finds

Hurricanes and winter weather, such as snow, ice storms and blizzards, were the most common events cited, according to a Gallup poll.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #gallup-poll, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #polls-and-public-opinion, #weather, #wildfires

Why Do We Watch the Weather on TV While It Is Happening Just Outside?

The strange allure of watching someone else stand in the blizzard.

#hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #snow-and-snowstorms, #television, #weather, #wind

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

Storm Eunice Kills at Least 8

Gusts toppled trees and sent debris flying, leaving tens of thousands without power and disrupting travel a day later.

#europe, #great-britain, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #storm-eunice, #wind

As Gale Made an Extreme Sport of Heathrow Landings, He Called the Plays

Jerry Dyer became a media sensation after filming, and commenting on, planes landing at the London airport during a howling storm.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #heathrow-airport-london-england, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #london-england, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wind

Tonga Is Receiving ‘Contactless’ Aid. There are Pros and Cons.

Covid-era travel restrictions have mostly prevented expatriate aid workers from flying into Pacific island nations after natural disasters. The results are mixed.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #fiji, #humanitarian-aid, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nonprofit-organizations, #save-the-children, #tonga, #united-nations, #vanuatu

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.

#coast-erosion, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mosquito-supper-club-new-orleans-la-restaurant, #restaurants, #seafood

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

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.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #enterprise-community-partners, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #homeland-security-department, #houma-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #new-orleans-la

Archdiocese of New Orleans to Pay $1 Million to Settle FEMA Fraud Claims

The archdiocese was accused of participating in inflated damage claims to the federal government after Hurricane Katrina.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #frauds-and-swindling, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #justice-department, #new-orleans-la, #roman-catholic-church, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #xavier-university-of-louisiana

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

China and the United States Agree to Work Together to Tackle Climate Change

As nearly 200 nations struggle over global climate negotiations, the world’s two biggest polluters sign an agreement that is short on details..

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wildfires

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

Subtropical Storm Wanda Forms, Exhausting the List of Names

The storm, which was about 850 miles off Newfoundland, was not expected to pose any danger to land, the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday.

#atlantic-ocean, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #subtropical-storm-wanda, #weather

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.

#atlantic-ocean, #central-america, #east-coast-us, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #weather

Hurricane Pamela Makes Landfall in Mexico, the Eastern Pacific’s 16th Storm

While the busy Atlantic season has caused dangerous storms, tropical storms have also formed in the eastern Pacific, including Hurricane Pamela, which made landfall in Mexico.

#atlantic-ocean, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #pacific-ocean

Which Towns Are Worth Saving?

How the climate crisis is forcing Americans to ask a difficult question.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #outer-banks-nc, #united-states

Major Climate Action at Stake in Fight Over Twin Bills Pending in Congress

Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #solar-energy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

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

‘Saildrone’ Footage Offers Rare Peek Inside a Category 4 Hurricane

The 23-foot unmanned vessel pierced the eyewall of Hurricane Sam and captured stunning images as the storm barreled through the Atlantic Ocean.

#alameda-calif, #atlantic-ocean, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #greg-foltz, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #saildrone-inc, #schmidt-eric-e

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

How to Escape Your Car in a Flood

Only a foot or two of water can sweep away everything from sedans to trucks. Experts urge drivers to avoid flooded crossings, and to remember a few steps in a crisis.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #drownings, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #windows

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

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

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.

#cyclones, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-weather-service, #social-media, #weather

Tropical Storm Rose Forms West of Africa

The storm, the third to develop in less than a week, became the 17th named storm of the busy 2021 hurricane season.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

Tropical Storm Peter Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

The 16th named storm of the 2021 season formed in the open ocean, east of the Caribbean.

#atlantic-ocean, #cyclones, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

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.

#electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #floods, #grand-isle-la, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #restoration-and-renovation, #roads-and-traffic, #union-of-concerned-scientists, #weather

Tropical Storm Odette Forms Off Mid-Atlantic Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous surf conditions to the northeastern United States before unleashing strong winds and heavy rains in Newfoundland, forecasters said.

#atlantic-ocean, #cyclones, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #newfoundland-canada, #tropical-storm-odette

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.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #weather, #wind

How to Prepare for (and Survive) a Flash Flood

Fast rising water can be deadly. Here’s what to do if you’re caught off guard, and how to prepare for a future event.

#content-type-service, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

Tropical Storm Nicholas Forms and Could Bring Heavy Rain to Texas

The storm is expected to bring heavy rains to coastal Texas and Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said.

#cyclones, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #tropical-storm-nicholas, #weather

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

Tropical Storm Mindy Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

The 13th storm of the season, Mindy was expected to hit the Florida Panhandle and cross through the state and into the Atlantic.

#cyclones, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #tropical-storm-mindy, #weather

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

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.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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

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.

#cameron-parish-la, #grand-isle-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #interscholastic-athletics, #jefferson-parish-la, #south-cameron-high, #south-plaquemines-high