Stories tagged "hurricane"

July 11, 2019

Barry May Hit NOLA, Poses An Unprecedented Threat

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina On Wednesday, New Orleans got a preview of coming disasters.  Severe thunderstorms that dumped between 6 and 7 inches of rain on the city in just 3 hours prompted tornado warnings and inundated the downtown area with water, causing...

June 5, 2019

Hurricane Season Begins With Disturbance In Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Season in the Atlantic officially began last Saturday, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near normal” year with nine to fifteen named storms, of which four to eight may strengthen to become...

April 12, 2019

New Orleans Levees Sinking, City Sues Oil Companies

According to E&E News, the $14 billion levee system, which was recently totally rebuilt to better defend the New Orleans in the event of another catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina, is subsiding and soon may not provide sufficient protection from a 100-year...

March 19, 2019

Days after Cyclone Idai, millions still affected across Western Africa

Late last Thursday when Cyclone Idai slammed into the western coast of Africa north of Beira, Mozambique (an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people) the category 3 hurricane devastated regions of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Several days after the storm...

February 7, 2019

2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year on Record According to NOAA and NASA

The numbers are in from both science agencies that keep climate records, and it was another hot one in 2018 — the fourth warmest average annual global temperature in history.  It comes in fourth only to the three years that preceded it — 2015, 2016, and...

January 15, 2019

Private Weather Company To Use Different Hurricane Severity Scale

The nation’s largest private weather provider, AccuWeather, is going to begin to use a new “scale” for conveying the severity of hurricanes in the future, diverging from the current scale used by the National Weather Service (NWS) and followed by all...

May 25, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Dozens of National Parks at Risk Under Trump Offshore Drilling Plan, It’s Tick and Mosquito Season — Beware!, Hurricane Season Rolling in Early to Ruin Your Memorial Day, Interview of the Week: David Helvarg, Executive Director of Blue Frontier, Ellen’s Big Surprise!, Hero of the Week: Former Army Sergeant Mark Sanderson, Happy Memorial Day!

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