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  • Trump plans to stop disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico

    11/12/2018 1:06:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 12, 2018 | 2:06am | AP
    President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief funds to pay off debt rather than help its citizens rebuild, according to Axios. The island nation is still rebuilding after Maria’s destruction more than a year ago; most of the country waited almost 11 months for power to be restored and thousands of people are still displaced after their homes were destroyed. Trump was initially reluctant to send money...

    09/19/2018 9:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/19/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the East Coast since the 70s. It had the most direct fatalities, with 49 drownings in homes and cars, and 20 deaths caused by falling trees out of the 72 direct deaths that occurred in the United States. When it comes to direct deaths, Hurricane Sandy was far deadlier than Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. But Sandy took place under Obama and Maria under Trump. Just as with Hurricane Katrina, under Bush, the media was motivated to make the disaster appear much worse than it really was. And it did that...
  • Red Tide & Blaming Farmers & Global Warming Yet it Conforms to Pi

    09/17/2018 5:51:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis
    armstrong economics ^ | Sep 17, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    If you ever live at the shore, one thing that crops up in 13-year cycles is what they call Red Tide. The traditional explanation I have always heard is that is caused by farming and the runoff of their pesticides that contaminate the water. I use to hear that in New Jersey and the same thing in Florida. It seems to be linked to the same people who promote Global Warming who want us to starve and stop driving to work. I would ask, where is the runoff from farmers when there are none in this area? It would go...
  • Climate change is making hurricanes way more intense

    09/17/2018 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | AP
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change, in general, makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses.
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • Media Blames Trump for Hurricane Damage [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 10:26:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina coast of the United States. The Washington Post's editorial board charged President Trump with "complicity." "The Trump Administration's failure to sign the Paris Climate Accord combined with the surge in economic activity inspired by tax cuts and deregulation are directly responsible for any damage done by the weather in this country," the editorial claimed. "The steps former President Obama took to subdue economic growth had put the nation on a path that could have prevented hurricanes from being so dangerous. The shutdown factories and lower incomes his policies achieved mitigated the environmental forces...
  • Why FEMA watches the Waffle House menu during hurricanes

    09/13/2018 11:09:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Tamar Lapin
    The agency coined the term “Waffle House Index” during the 2004 hurricane season to measure the effect of a natural disaster on an area. If the eatery shutters or limits menu items during or after a hazard — they know the community took a major hit. The index has three color-coded levels: Green means everything is fine, at least in the Waffle House; yellow is when the restaurant serves a limited menu, meaning the area lost power or they’re running low on supplies; and red is if it’s closed, showing the area has been hit hard. “The Waffle House test...
  • MSNBC: How Can ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Respond to Hurricane?

    09/13/2018 8:21:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    On her 2:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur predictably exploited Hurricane Florence to push the left’s climate change agenda and condemn “deniers” in the Trump administration. She brought on liberal environmental activist Bill Nye and ex-Clinton administration official Paul Bledsoe to provide even more alarmist rhetoric. “President Trump says FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence, but mounting evidence suggests it could incredibly difficult to deal with this disaster if climate change deniers are on the front lines of emergency response,” Tur proclaimed at the top of the segment. She then touted a new study “echoing...
  • Hurricane Florence generating enormous waves up to 83 feet high

    09/12/2018 9:45:20 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 195 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 9/12/18 | staff
    Wave heights to 83 ft were measured early this morning by satellite altimeter under the northeast quadrant of Hurricane Florence. These enormous waves are produced by being trapped along with very strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion. Some strengthening is forecast through Wednesday night, drawing energy from the warm water. Its winds could approach Category 5 strength, which means winds of 157 mph or higher.
  • Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 storm, on track to hit Southeast coast by Friday morning

    09/10/2018 9:29:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 10, 2018
    Hurricane Florence is a rapidly strengthening major storm with sustained 130 mph winds as it heads toward a potentially devastating landfall in the Southeast U.S. later this week, already prompting evacuation orders on the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center is warning of “life-threatening” storm surge in the Carolinas and Virginia, as well as “a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event” in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic.
  • Potential tremendous rainfall amounts from Hurricane Florence as an "atmospheric brick wall" [tr]

    09/10/2018 6:05:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    perspectaweather ^ | September 10, 2018 | Staff
    All eyes are focused on Hurricane Florence as we begin the new week and chances for a major impact on the US east coast continue to grow. Florence is now churning slowly towards the US east coast as a category 2 hurricane and may make a landfall late Thursday or early Friday somewhere along the Carolina coastline – likely with “major” hurricane status. Very strong high pressure ridging is now building at upper levels of the atmosphere across southeastern Canada and the northwestern Atlantic and this will be a key player in the push of Florence towards the east coast...
  • Hurricane Florence & Isaac

    09/09/2018 8:01:18 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 715 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 September 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    September 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season, and the conga line of storms dancing across the Atlantic is not disappointing historical data. The Governors of NC and SC have declared states of emergency for a potential major hurricane landfall, while Hurricane Florence is slowly creeping westward. Florence is predicted to increase forward motion and intensity Monday. Hurricanes Hazel (1954) and Hugo (1989) are two notorious major hurricanes to make landfall in NC and SC, respectively. North Carolina has prior experience with "F" named hurricanes. Hurricanes Fran (1996) and Floyd (1999) caused widespread flooding and damage...
  • Hurricane Florence

    09/07/2018 6:43:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | September 7,2018 | Hojczyk
    This could turn into Harvey (Flooding) for the Eas tcoast t Click daily summary
  • Soto’s Win [in FL] Doesn’t Mean Puerto Rican Voters Will Go Blue

    08/30/2018 5:23:44 AM PDT · by cll · 11 replies
    90.7 WMFE ^ | 08/29/2018 | Emily Lang
    Congressman Darren Soto won by a landslide, against Alan Grayson, gaining overwhelming support of the large Boricua [Puerto Rican] community in Kissimmee. But Florida International University researcher, Jorge Duany, said this isn’t an indication of what might play out in November. “Many Puerto Ricans who come from the island directly especially the middle [class] are more open to joining the Republican party or becoming independent.” Duany said this is a phenomenon unique to Florida. It’s not seen in other states with a large population of Puerto Rican voters like New York and Connecticut A recent Florida International University poll shows...
  • Hurricane for Florida???

    08/28/2018 1:36:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | August 28, 2018 | Hojczyk
    People in Florida may want to keep tabs on this Click on daily Summary
  • Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study finds

    08/28/2018 9:13:33 AM PDT · by cll · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/28/2018 | Sarah Lynch baldwin and David Begnaud
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria killed far more people in Puerto Rico than initially thought, accounting for an estimated 2,975 deaths on the island from September 2017 through February 2018, according to a new analysis. The study found that those in low-income areas, and elderly men, were at greatest risk of dying. The independent analysis was commissioned by the governor of Puerto Rico and conducted by researchers at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. CBS News obtained a report on the findings from Carlos Mercader, executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. To...
  • Climate Hysteria Aside, 2018 On Pace for Record Low Spending on Weather Disasters

    08/02/2018 10:08:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Because climate alarmists tell us that, with climate change, instances of extreme weather will definitely increase, the amount of GDP spent on such weather disasters is one good way to tell if the alarmists are correct. Since 1990, the amount of GDP spent on weather disasters is trending downwards. That’s bad news for the climate alarmists. Climate alarmists face a serious challenge. Their predictions and models show disastrous times decades ahead but in order to keep the public both engaged in and afraid of climate change, they are forced to sensationalize current weather events to a, sometimes, ridiculous extent. Every...
  • This Week in Weather Hurricane Season 2018

    07/17/2018 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Qiviut · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/2018 | Wxrisk
    The site is run by a local meteorologist in Virginia, Dave Tolleris, aka "DT". He does commercial forecasting for clients, with his 'products' being European Grain and Energy weather... Overseas (China Ukraine Russia India) Daily weather... Overseas weekly and 30 day reviews... US Grain forecasts... HDD and CDD forecasts...30 day forecasts... South America daily weather... 6-10 day and 11-15 energy forecasts... The Winter storm newsletter. DT contributes to the community with non-commercial forecasting for our local weather with his famous (because they're accurate!) snow forecasts and pointing out when it would be wise to pay attention to the weather...
  • After Irma, new energy for Interstate 75 relief

    02/16/2018 5:09:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 16, 2018 | Cindy Swirko, Ocala Star Banner
    OCALA, Fla. In mid-2016, a regional task force that spent almost two years exploring ways to improve safety on a crowded Interstate 75 decided to take a conservative approach: make changes to the highway rather than build or expand other roads. Then Hurricane Imra blew into Florida and thousands of people trying to flee its path got stuck, many of them in Ocala and points north and south. Now, a new road with a potential route through Marion and Alachua counties may be back on the table, if not exactly speeding ahead. "I think they are going to do it...
  • Florida DOT seeks solutions to fuel shortages during evacuations

    11/03/2017 11:12:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | October 31, 2017 | Don McLoud
    A few weeks after calling on the Florida Department of Transportation to re-examine hurricane evacuation routes, Gov. Rick Scott is now directing the agency to look for ways to increase fuel capacity during such emergencies.During evacuations for Hurricane Irma, gas stations around the state reported running out of fuel. Scott said the FDOT study, which would be submitted in January, address such shortages and how to overcome them.“Last month, 6.8 million Floridians evacuated in preparation for Hurricane Irma, the largest evacuation in U.S. history, and we are committed to making sure our state remains fully prepared for any potential disaster,”...