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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid

Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.

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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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Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

The storm’s victims included at least 15 people in New York State and 23 in New Jersey. Some died as waters inundated their basement homes.

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When Ida’s Floods Came, Some New Yorkers Tried to Save Their Neighbors

“It’s so hard when someone asks for help and you can’t help them,” said a woman who listened as a man’s screams for help from a basement bedroom suddenly stopped.

#basements-and-cellars, #brooklyn-nyc, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #queens-nyc

N.Y.C. Storm Deaths Highlight Shadow World of Basement Apartments

The city has tens of thousands of basement apartments, most of which are illegal and flout safety regulations.

#basements-and-cellars, #buildings-department-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-york-city

At Least 7 Dead After Ida Tears Through New York City

A 2-year-old was among those who were found dead in New York City, the police said.

#hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

New Orleans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Sixteen years after Katrina, the latest hurricane was a test of how prepared cities like New Orleans are for extreme weather.

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Climate Change Is Winning the Battle Over Our Coastlines

As the climate changes, rising and warming seas will bring more supercharged storms.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #united-states, #wetlands

Climate Change Is Bankrupting America’s Small Towns

Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.

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In Pictures: Remnants of Ida Tear Through New York City

The remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through the New York City region, dumping record rain and flooding parts of New Jersey and the five boroughs.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

Ida Brings Flash Floods and Upheaval to New York City

The sudden inundation from the remnants of Ida transformed familiar moments of life in New York City and its suburbs into something otherworldly, waterlogged and frightening.

#floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather, #wind

Ida’s Heavy Rains Send Louisiana Residents on a Hunt for Clean Water

Nearly everyone in Jefferson Parish, next to New Orleans, was experiencing problems with their water service after the power went out. Lines for bottled water were growing.

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N.F.L. Moves New Orleans Saints’ Season Opener to Jacksonville

As much of New Orleans remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Saints’ Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers was relocated.

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Tropical Storm Larry Forms in the Atlantic

August through October is the busiest part of the hurricane season. Larry is the fourth storm to form in the past week.

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When Climate Change Comes to Your Doorstep

Climate migration is here. Where we go next is unclear.

#fires-and-firefighters, #hurricane-henri-2021, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #weather

Hurricane Ida: How to Help

Charitable agencies help communities in need after natural disasters. But there are also fraudsters preying on the emotion and helplessness that follows the destruction.

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A Louisiana Man Is Missing After an Alligator Attacked Him

A woman told deputies that she saw a large alligator attacking her husband outside their residence on Monday.

#alligators, #deaths-fatalities, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #st-tammany-parish-la

Scenes From Louisiana in Ida’s Wake

A day after the Category 4 storm struck the state, rescue operations were underway amid widespread power outages, flooding and wind damage.

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Hurricane Veterans Were Stunned by Ida: ‘It’s Never Been as Bad’

Some small towns outside New Orleans were inundated. Trapped residents waited for daylight, when rescue boats could make their way through the floodwaters.

#floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #jean-lafitte-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #lopinto-joseph-p-iii, #louisiana

Tropical Storm Kate Forms in the Atlantic

The storm is the 11th named storm of a busy hurricane season.

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Where Ida Is Going Next

Forecasters warned of flooding and tornadoes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Monday.

#alabama, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-weather-service, #rain, #weather

Natural Disasters Are Hitting Us Hard and Fast. Let’s Not Blame the Victims.

We need to learn to talk about climate change in a way that isn’t so politically charged.

#floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms

Tropical Storm Nora Lashes Mexico With Heavy Rains

The storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane, battered western Mexico with rain and was blamed for at least two injuries in Jalisco State.

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Here’s How Ida Quickly Strengthened Into a Monster

Climate change plays a role in the rapid intensification of storms, and in Ida’s case, other factors worked as well to ramp up winds in a matter of hours.

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Tropical Storm Julian Forms in the Atlantic

Julian, the 10th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, was expected to weaken and dissipate, forecasters said.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #tropical-storm-julian, #weather, #wind

What We Know About Climate Change and Hurricanes

Scientists are confident that the warming of the planet is changing the way storms behave. Here’s how.

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Tropical Storm Ida Forms in the Caribbean

The latest storm in a busy season is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and could reach Louisiana this weekend.

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Hurricanes Get Names. What About Heat Waves?

Short, distinctive names are assigned to storms to raise awareness about their dangers. Some experts argue for doing the same for heat waves, which can be even deadlier.

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2 Months of Rain in a Day and a Half: New York City Sets Records

It’s already the second-wettest summer in city history, thanks to Tropical Storm Henri.

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North Carolina Flooding Leaves 4 Dead and 4 Missing

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dropped more than 10 inches of rain on Tuesday in Haywood County, N.C., causing the Pigeon River to overflow.

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Where Will Tropical Storm Henri Land? It’s Tough To Tell.

Models have disagreed about whether the tropical storm, which is expected to grow into a hurricane, will hit New England or further west, in New York and New Jersey.

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Tropical Storm Henri to Become a Hurricane as It Moves Toward New England

The storm, the eighth of the Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to turn on a path toward the Northeast Coast on its way to New England, where hurricanes are rare.

#bermuda, #cyclones, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

Tropical Storm Grace Heads for Mainland Mexico After Landfall on Yucatán Peninsula

Grace was downgraded to a tropical storm after coming ashore as a hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect for the eastern coast of mainland Mexico.

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Earthquake-Struck Haiti is Lashed by Heavy Rains After Storm Hits

The new casualty figures from Saturday’s quake, including 10,000 injured, come as victims struggled with a storm deluge that could complicate relief efforts.

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Fred Drenches the Southeast, Unleashing Tornadoes

The storm caused flooding in coastal areas of the Florida Panhandle but weakened to a tropical depression as it moved northward through Georgia.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #puerto-rico, #rain, #weather