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    Hurricane Ian Hits Cuba, on Track to Deluge Tampa Bay

    Hurricane Ian Hits Cuba, on Track to Deluge Tampa Bay

    Hurricane Ian – now a Category 3 and set to strengthen into a Category 4 storm – made landfall near La Coloma in southwest Cuba around 4:30 am this morning, bringing with it sustained winds of 125 mph and storm surge pushing water as much as 14 feet above normal tide levels. The storm is […]

    Hurricane Fiona Hammers Puerto Rico, Entire Grid Down

    Hurricane Fiona Hammers Puerto Rico, Entire Grid Down

    Hurricane Fiona dumped catastrophic flooding on Puerto Rico over the weekend, knocking out the entire island’s electrical grid and dropping as much as 30 inches of rain. Electricity was out across the island by 2pm ET Sunday, even before Fiona made official landfall at about 3:20 pm ET near Punta Tocon. Understanding the scope of […]

    Devastating Pakistan Floods Most Likely Worsened by Climate Crisis

    Devastating Pakistan Floods Most Likely Worsened by Climate Crisis

    The extreme rainfall that flooded one third of Pakistan this summer, killed nearly 1,500 people, devoured 1.7 million homes and impacted more than 33 million people was most likely made worse by the climate crisis.  That’s the conclusion of World Weather Attribution, a group of scientists who use peer-reviewed methods to analyze whether or not […]

    Hurricane Kay Could Be Rare Tropical Storm to Impact California

    Hurricane Kay Could Be Rare Tropical Storm to Impact California

    Hurricane Kay, which is currently churning off the coast of Baja California, could be the rare Northeast Pacific hurricane to impact the northern Mexican peninsula as well as drought-ravaged Southern California. The storm could bring relief to a state baking under a record-breaking September heat wave, but heavy rainfall poses risks as well.  “[I]t’s never […]

    California Heat Wave Breaks Records, Strains Grid

    California Heat Wave Breaks Records, Strains Grid

    The state of California entered September with record-breaking temperatures that strained its electrical grid.  The record toppling began Thursday, the first of the month, when Death Valley reported the highest temperature ever recorded in September on planet Earth. Then, on Monday, areas around the Bay Area recorded daily, monthly and one all-time high.  “It’s definitely […]