Former U.S. President Donald Trump did not plan to leave a coastal area in the U.S. state of Florida despite mandatory evacuations as Nicole intensified into a Category 1 hurricane, an adviser said.
Hurricane Ian, which has just devastated Florida and Puerto Rico, was the 15th billion-dollar weather and climate disaster to hit the US this year so far, Axios reports. Early estimates of damage from Hurricane Ian show insured losses of $53 billion to $74 billion.
The death toll of Hurricane Ian past 80, while residents in the U.S. state of Florida and the Carolinas faced recovery costs expected in the tens of billions of dollars.
Hurricane Ian will be remembered as one of the worst storms to ever hit the state of Florida with houses and cars floating away, along with storm surges of 12 to 18 feet. And unfortunately, it’s not done unleashing destruction against the United States yet.
Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland.
Hurricane Ian is bearing down on Florida, threatening to further destabilize a homeowners-insurance market already teetering on the edge of disaster.
Residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast rushed to prepare for a deadly storm that had already killed people in Communist-run Cuba and left the island without power on Wednesday.
Tampa is preparing for what could be its first direct hurricane hit in a hundred years with parts of the city under mandatory evacuations as residents brace for Hurricane Ian’s impact.
Tropical Storm Ian is about to undergo explosive intensification into a major hurricane in the western Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, a danger to the Cayman Islands, western Cuba and Florida in the coming days.
Having killed at least four people on its way through the Caribbean on Wednesday, Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a Category 4 storm and is headed toward Bermuda, where it is expected to make landfall on Friday, Associated Press reports. The Hurricane has already crashed through the Turks and Caicos Islands and has left most of Puerto Rico without power or water.
Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Sunday as it unleashed landslides, knocked the power grid out and ripped up asphalt from roads and flung the pieces around.
Tropical Storm Earl is expected to become a hurricane later this week.
In explosive testimony, Tuesday in the Michael Sussmann trial, an FBI agent said “fired up” senior FBI leadership insisted on continuing the investigation into now-debunked allegations of a secret Trump back channel to Moscow via a Russian bank despite learning the story was unsubstantiated.
Damage wrought by Hurricane Ida in the US state of Louisiana and the flash floods that hit Europe last summer helped make 2021 one of the most expensive years for natural disasters, reinsurance company Munich Re said Monday.
A “bomb cyclone” with hurricane-like strength and a chart-topping “atmospheric river” will coincide Saturday night into Sunday to unleash flooding rains, wet snow, strong winds and coastal surf across the western US.
Oil and gas prices are surging, hitting highs not seen in at least seven years thanks to a combination of factors that have escalated over the past year since President Biden took over the White House.
Hurricane Ida may have incurred losses as high as $41 billion insured losses nationwide, making it one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history, Reinsurance News (RN) reports.
Tropical Storm Nicholas slowed to a crawl over the Houston area Tuesday after making landfall earlier as a hurricane, knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses and dumping more than a foot (30.5 centimeters) of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Typhoon Chanthu remained a formidable storm Thursday over the Philippine Sea despite slightly weakening and no longer being considered a super typhoon, AccuWeather forecasters said.
Dozens of churches in Louisiana were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ida last week, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The devastating hurricane has also left 600,000 people in Louisiana without electricity and has killed 63 people nationwide.