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Hurricane Ida Batters Southeast Louisiana on 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Ida Batters Southeast Louisiana on 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, on the 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. Packing winds of up to 150 mph, Ida touched down early Sunday afternoon, bringing with it shelter in place orders, flash flood warnings, and leaving 750,000 people (and counting) without power. […]

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One Oblivious Thing: Border Wall Gets Washed Away

One Oblivious Thing: Border Wall Gets Washed Away

An erratic and record-breaking monsoon season along the nation’s southern border has given former President Trump’s border “wall” more than it can handle. On Monday, six floodgates along the wall were blown off their hinges after a monsoon delivered 2.15 inches of rain to the Arizona-Sonora border. Experts say that the catastrophic failure of the wall’s floodgates […]

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Flooding Devastates Tennessee and Northeast U.S.

Flooding Devastates Tennessee and Northeast U.S.

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer In Tennessee, 22 people have been killed and dozens more have been declared missing after flash floods inundated the state. In the wake of this tragedy, emergency workers are searching door-to-door for missing persons. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Henri has induced heavy rain and flooding on much of the Northeast. […]

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Caldor Fire Scorches California, Beginning A Potentially Devastating Fire Season

Caldor Fire Scorches California, Beginning A Potentially Devastating Fire Season

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer   The Caldor Fire in California has grown to 24 times its size in two days and has forced an additional 10,000 residents to evacuate El Dorado County. The dry conditions have made the fire near-impossible to contain, and it has remained at 0% containment since it began on […]

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Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred Flood North Carolina

Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred Flood North Carolina

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer After dumping rain on Florida’s panhandle, Tropical Storm Fred continued inland and inundated western North Carolina with a foot of rain. At least two people have died, and as many as 15 bridges were “damaged or destroyed.” The state’s Department of Public Safety said the Pigeon River is seeing “historic” levels of flooding, which may […]

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Hurricane Grace Could Be Supercharged by Climate Change

Hurricane Grace Could Be Supercharged by Climate Change

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday afternoon, Tropical Storm Grace became Hurricane Grace and is projected to hit Mexico twice —first on the Yucatan Peninsula and then the country’s central coast. The storm has already passed through Haiti, which is still reeling from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The compounding disasters are “further disrupting access to water, shelter, and other […]

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