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Hurricane Delta: What we know about the storm heading toward the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Delta: What we know about the storm heading toward the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Delta, the latest storm in this year’s “hyperactive” Atlantic hurricane season, is poised to make a destructive landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula late Tuesday or early Wednesday before continuing north toward Louisiana and Mississippi. The storm is expected to be strongest when it hits the Yucatan Peninsula, but the risk to the US is…
Hurricane Laura Could Devastate COVID-19-Ridden States — Here’s How To Prepare

Hurricane Laura Could Devastate COVID-19-Ridden States — Here’s How To Prepare

Operation Blessing focuses on four main areas of need: food, water, medical care, and disaster relief efforts. The organization is donations-based, and through that, they are able to provide shelter supplies, hygiene facilities, medical care, and other services.
Hurricane Laura rapidly intensified and could hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm

Hurricane Laura rapidly intensified and could hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 4...

Hurricane Laura was barreling toward the Gulf Coast Wednesday morning and is expected to make landfall at Category 4 strength with winds between 130 and 156 mph on Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is now wide enough to bring hurricane-force winds topping 74 mph to the nearly 300-mile stretch from…
Imagine Hurricane Katrina during a pandemic. The US needs to prepare for that — now.

Imagine Hurricane Katrina during a pandemic. The US needs to prepare for that —...

Without proper planning, the threat of hurricanes combined with Covid-19 is a recipe for disaster. Think about how, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, around 20,000 people took refuge in the Superdome stadium. By their very nature, hurricanes force people to gather close together in shelters, at treatment locations, and during evacuations —…
Hurricane Barry: What we know

Hurricane Barry: What we know

Tropical Storm Barry, which the National Weather Service said has brought 75 mph winds to the Gulf Coast, was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday as it made landfall in Louisiana. The National Weather Service (NWS) said as of Saturday morning that the storm’s center was 40 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana. A hurricane…
18 people are dead from Hurricane Michael. That number will only rise.

18 people are dead from Hurricane Michael. That number will only rise.

As residents in a half dozen states collect their remnants from the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Michael, relief efforts are still struggling to reach the most heavily damaged areas in Florida’s Panhandle. When they do, our sense of the deadly storm’s toll will only grow. Michael, which made landfall Wednesday as a Category 4…
How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

As North Carolina cleans up from the damage wrought by Hurricane Florence, the scale of the devastation is now coming into focus — including to victims who usually get less attention in disasters like this. North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture last week issued a livestock casualty report: 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence. That’s…
How You Can Help People Who Have Been Affected By Hurricane Florence

How You Can Help People Who Have Been Affected By Hurricane Florence

"[Supplies] often clog up transportation systems; they become a burden on first responders in the area to manage, sort, warehouse, and distribute, and often they aren't even the things that people need on the ground," Julia Brooks, a researcher with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, told NPR. "The exception is, when credible groups on the ground…

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