User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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Trump Shifts $44 Billion Away From FEMA Amid Record-Setting Hurricane Season 31.8.2020
Lawmakers fear Trump's move to bypass Congress on unemployment may leave the agency unprepared for recovery ...
Trump swiped $44 billion from FEMA as he undermined unemployment negotiations before Hurricane Laura 28.8.2020 Raw Story
Lawmakers are concerned that President Donald Trump’s decision to swipe $44 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will leave its disaster fund depleted amid a record-setting hurricane season. Trump issued a memorandum allowing states to use $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to pay $300 per week in enhanced federal unemployment benefits earlier this […]
As Hurricane Laura batters Louisiana, massive chemical leak spews toxic smoke near Lake Charles 27.8.2020 Raw Story
“We knew this would happen. Lake Charles and Cameron Parish are petrochemical industry epicenters. The plants, export terminals, refineries, oil tank farms are ticking time bombs every hurricane season.” This is a developing news story… Check back for possible updates… After Hurricane Laura tore through the area Thursday morning, a chemical leak broke out at […]
Hurricane Laura’s Storm Surge Is Predicted to be “Unsurvivable” 26.8.2020 Mother Jones
A 100-mile stretch from Texas to Louisiana is facing an “unsurvivable storm surge” as Hurricane Laura hurdles towards land from the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has warned. Laura was initially expected to make landfall early Thursday morning, but according to the New York Times, 125-mile […]
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The National Guard Is Working Double Time on Protests and Pandemic. Next up: Hurricanes. 4.6.2020 Mother Jones
Monday marked the official calendar start of hurricane season. In the United States, we usually see the annual peak of weather disasters between summer and fall, and scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect this year to be especially brutal: Hotter ocean waters could fuel an especially punishing hurricane season, severe flooding in 23 […]
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'Hope isn't a strategy': How to prepare for a natural disaster during COVID-19 11.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If a major hurricane, flood or wildfire happens during the pandemic, evacuation shelters could be dangerous and cross-state aid impossible. So disaster response experts are planning new strategies.
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Tropics Watch: Track Tropical Storms Fernand, Gabrielle As Dorian Moves up East Coast 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
So far, there have been seven named storms during the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and three are churning at the same time.
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98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Gulf Coast 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

This low-lying Louisiana city — built on a crescent-shaped sliver of land surrounded by the mouth of the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico — has long battled water.

But Tropical Storm Barry presents a somewhat unusual threat.

While tropical storms and hurricanes are a...

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Louisiana is paying $11.7 million to relocate America's first 'climate refugees' 1.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus, a forecast for this year's Atlantic hurricane season.
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Soggy Alberto triggers mudslides, threatens dam failure 30.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mudslides triggered by the soggy remnants of Alberto forced evacuations below a dam and closed an interstate highway in the western mountains of North Carolina on Wednesday.
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Boulder researchers see stronger, wetter hurricanes in a warmer climate 30.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
A new study out of Boulder's National Center for Atmospheric Research predicts hurricanes at the end of this century could be slower, stronger and wetter.
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Subtropical storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast 28.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Just as the long holiday weekend marked summer's unofficial start in the U.S., Alberto gave it the unofficial start of what forecasters recently predicted would be an active hurricane season.
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Florida Panhandle braces for impact as Alberto approaches 28.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, approached the northern Gulf Coast carrying brisk winds and heavy rain.
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A tropical storm is brewing, just in time to ruin your Memorial Day weekend 25.5.2018 Washington Post
A tropical storm is brewing, just in time to ruin your Memorial Day weekend
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The Energy 202: New York vows to continue climate work without Schneiderman 9.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The work will go on.
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America’s Newest Weather Satellite Is a Game-Changer for Forecasting Catastrophic Natural Events 3.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by WIRED and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  2017 was a grievously good year for cataclysms. Infernos engulfed not just California, which suffered its most destructive wildfire season on record, but the greater American West. A hyperactive hurricane season delivered the Gulf Coast its costliest thrashing in history. And those […]
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Congress dashes hope for end-of-year solution for immigrant 'Dreamers,' punts to new year 21.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

A promised year-end deal to protect the young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation collapsed Wednesday as Republicans in Congress — fresh off passage of their tax plan — prepared to punt nearly all remaining must-do agenda items into the new year.

Congressional leaders still hope that...

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Texas Gov. Abbott in Washington to pitch $60B recovery bill 1.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday lobbied the White House and top congressional leaders for a $61 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package....
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Nation Still Underestimating 'Trump's Dangerously Coherent Agenda': 'BradCast' 10/9/2017 10.10.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, one climate change bullet dodged on the Gulf Coast, even as another explodes on the West Coast, and Donald Trump, despite his distracting buffoonery, continues to move his far-right agenda forward as my guest today details in no uncertain terms. [Audio link to show follows below.] New Orleans ...
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