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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Subtropical Storm Teresa Forms North of Bermuda

Subtropical Storm Teresa formed on Friday north of Bermuda, becoming the 19th named storm of the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Unlike tropical storms, subtropical storms do not have the potential to quickly grow into hurricanes, according to the National…

Hurricane Forecasters Aren’t Tweeting About Your Personal Life, They Swear

“I can relate to that hurricane” is not a thought anyone wants to think. But on several occasions this year, the National Hurricane Center, a government agency that offers crucial updates and forecasts, has appeared to invite unflattering personal comparisons…

Tropical Storm Sam Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Sam formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, becoming the fourth named storm to develop in less than a week and the 18th overall in a busy 2021 hurricane season. As of 11 a.m. Eastern…

Tropical Storm Rose Forms West of Africa

Tropical Storm Rose formed west of Africa on Sunday, becoming the 17th named storm of the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and the third to develop in less than a week. The storm, which was a few hundred miles southwest…

Tropical Storm Peter Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean on Sunday, forecasters said, announcing the 16th named storm of the 2021 season. As of 11 a.m. Eastern on Sunday, the storm was about 430 miles east of…

As Climate Change Fears Grow, a Real Fight Over Fake Turf

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — Residents near a small neighborhood park in New Jersey awoke early this month to the roaring sound of heavy machinery: A grassy field they had been begging officials to fix for years was finally getting a…

Tropical Storm Odette Forms Off Mid-Atlantic Coast

Tropical Storm Odette formed on Friday afternoon off the Mid-Atlantic coast and was expected to bring dangerous surf conditions as it barreled toward Newfoundland, forecasters said. At around 5 p.m. Eastern time, the storm was about 225 miles southeast of…

Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Just weeks before Hurricane Ida knocked out power to much of Louisiana, leaving its residents exposed to extreme heat and humidity, the chief executive of Entergy, the state’s biggest utility company, told Wall Street that it had been upgrading power…

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

Neighbors said Ms. Bergerol largely stayed in her apartment with the doors and windows closed. Still, she seemed to be surviving. On Sept. 3, she texted Josh Hailey, a neighbor, asking if she could visit his cat while he was…

How Climate Change Is Killing Small Towns

How Climate Change Is Killing Small Towns Christopher FlavelleReporting on climate adaptation Mike Belleme for The New York Times Fair Bluff, N.C., got hit by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and again by Florence in 2018. The stores on its main…

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