With Hurricane Sandy moving over the Atlantic, this is the time where we all become amateur hurricane experts, talking about wind speed and storm surges. But because Sandy is on a path to hit an area not normally affected by storms, it could create more widespread damage, similar to what Hurricane Irene caused throughout the Northeast. And with the Northeast region already gripped by an economic slowdown, a destructive weather event could only collapse the economy further. And Sandy looks much more disruptive than Irene.
|By: David Dayen Friday October 26, 2012 10:28 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:12 pm|
Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in Louisiana, but it is basically hovering over the Gulf Coast, moving very slowly. The slowness of the storm and the circulation of much of it over water means that it will probably continue for some time, which means days of rain and more flooding over a broad coastal region. Wind speeds have weakened to 75mph, but this is still a big, wet storm.
|By: David Dayen Sunday August 26, 2012 8:59 am|
The Republican National Convention will be a three-day affair, much like the Democratic convention this year. RNC Chair Reince Priebus announced yesterday that, because of the threat of Hurricane Isaac, the convention will quickly gavel into session and then adjourn on Monday, returning Tuesday for the remainder of the events.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 22, 2012 11:30 am|
it turns out that Tropical Storm Isaac, currently in the Atlantic, should become a hurricane by Thursday, and by some estimates could get on a course to hit Tampa next week, when the conventioneers come to town.
|By: David Dayen Monday August 29, 2011 11:30 am|
The hurricane which became tropical storm Irene ended up doing more damage with its precipitation than it did with its winds. In parts of the East Coast, August was already the rainiest month on record prior to the storm. So the waterways were swelled and more prone to flooding. Apparently Vermont got some of the worst of it, with much of the state flooded. And the storm knocked out power to millions of residents as well. The death toll is at least at 24, and that could rise.
|By: David Dayen Friday August 26, 2011 1:41 pm|
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the city’s first hurricane evacuations in history in advance of Hurricane Irene, expected to hit the area over the weekend.
|By: Jim White Friday July 23, 2010 8:45 am|
As you can see from the illustration where I have superimposed the location of the Macondo Well (link is pdf; 28.4 deg. North, 88.2 deg. West ) on the latest (2 am Eastern, July 23) wind speed probability map from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Bonnie is on a course that is expected to take it directly over the blown out well.
|By: A Siegel Saturday September 6, 2008 12:59 pm|
Who should be speaking out strongly on Global Warming’s impacts? On the relationship of Global Warming to mounting storm and other threats to the nation? Who should lead the discussion about how federal flood policy has increased vulnerability to storms? Who should undertake the challenge of communicating how storms (worsened by Global Warming’s impact) threaten offshore energy infrastructure? If you answered “environmentalists”, Fred Krupp of Environmental Defense would say that you’re wrong. Guess what Fred … you’re wrong. And recklessly so.