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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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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Tropical Storm Grace Batters Haiti In Aftermath of Devastating Earthquake

Tropical Storm Grace Batters Haiti In Aftermath of Devastating Earthquake

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Following a devastating earthquake and a battering by Tropical Storm Grace, Haiti’s death and injury toll has risen to nearly 10,000. After riding out the storm in buildings spared by the 7.2 magnitude quake, residents and rescue teams must now resume the search for missing people in the rubble of not only the earthquake […]

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Tropical Storm Fred Becomes Sixth Named Storm of 2021

Tropical Storm Fred Becomes Sixth Named Storm of 2021

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has formally named a low-pressure system that’s passing over the Caribbean: Tropical Storm Fred (downgraded to a tropical depression last night). This marks the sixth Atlantic storm of 2021, after Tropical Storm Elsa in July became the earliest fifth named storm on record. Why This Matters: This season is not […]

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Tropical Cyclone Seroja Hits Indonesia

Tropical Cyclone Seroja Hits Indonesia

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Rescue efforts are underway across several islands in eastern Indonesia and East Timor after Tropical Cyclone Seroja struck the region last week. The storm’s heavy rains and powerful winds led to flash flooding and landslides, damaging homes and roads. At least 8,424 people have been displaced by the storm, […]

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2020 Hurricane Season Winds Down After Record-Breaking Storms

2020 Hurricane Season Winds Down After Record-Breaking Storms

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer As the 2020 hurricane season draws to a close, scientists are reflecting on the devastating records set by this year’s storms. 2020 had the most named storms ever recorded, ten of which were classified as “rapidly intensifying,” a record which occurred only in two other years, 1995 and 2010. […]

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