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Good chance we're going to get Theta and perhaps Iota over the next 7-10 days in the tropics. The next 3 names are Kappa, Lambda, and Mu, and at that point, you're basically recognizing the Tropical Atlantic as a fraternity chapter. pic.twitter.com/PxgyenRDi9
Tropical storm Eta has an unusually wide wind field, stretching up to 310 miles from the storm’s center. Because of this, though the storm arrived initially at Lower Matecumbe Key, the heavy rain and dangerous winds have reached Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Eta has caused brown and blackouts throughout Florida, and as of Monday afternoon, more than 36,200 households do not have power.The storm will strengthen as it passes over the warmer Gulf waters, but is predicted not to quite reach hurricane strength winds — county governments across Florida canceled a hurricane watch, but a Tropical Storm Watch is in place. As of now, there are no orders to evacuate neighborhoods.
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As summer approaches, the Northern Plains of the United States and the Canadian Prairies, which are the world’s key growing regions for canola and spring wheat, are experiencing a record-breaking drought. Now, farmers fear that these parched fields won’t yield enough crop to satisfy unusually high demand. This fear […]
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, […]
We recently wrote that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a new pricing structure for its federal flood insurance program in an effort to improve the equitability of flood insurance. Disaster insurance and preparedness is a topic that is becoming an all too familiar topic as extreme weather events cause billions of dollars in […]
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