Tag: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

All Was Quiet at the Birmingham Weather Office. Until a Trump Forecast Brought a Storm.

CALERA, Ala. — It had been a sleepy Sunday morning in the National Weather Service’s office outside of Birmingham. The hot temperatures in the forecast were not out of the ordinary for the waning days of summer. There was a faraway tropical storm that the office was keeping an eye on — one with the […]

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Bahamas, Still Reeling From Dorian, Braces for Tropical Storm Humberto

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas, still reeling from a hurricane that leveled businesses and left many thousands homeless, was bracing for yet another storm on Saturday that could further batter the same islands that were devastated less than two weeks ago. The new storm, Tropical Storm Humberto, was not expected to be as destructive as […]

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Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse

SILVER SPRING, Md. — On Friday morning in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., government scientists in khakis and sensible shoes bustled to work — beneath a towering bronze sculpture of a hand releasing seabirds — heading for a small scientific agency caught up in a political mess triggered by President Trump’s tweet about Hurricane Dorian. […]

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Cruise Ships, Long Contentious in Bahamas, Offer Lifeline After Dorian

At 76, disabled, with half the roof of her Grand Bahama home blown off and facing the prospect of months without electricity, Myrtle Cartwright decided she had to leave. Ms. Cartwright escaped in luxury: On Friday, she boarded Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration with about 1,200 other Hurricane Dorian survivors and headed for Palm […]

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Potential Tropical Storm Threatens Bahamas Rescue Efforts

A potential tropical storm is brewing in the Atlantic and by late Friday could threaten areas of the Bahamas recently devastated by Hurricane Dorian, forecasters warned. The new storm is not expected to pack nearly the destructive power of Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane that killed at least 50 people and left widespread damage across […]

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Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery

MIAMI — A former top administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday in a major federal corruption investigation that found that the official took bribes from the president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s shredded electrical grid after Hurricane Maria. Federal authorities arrested […]

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Dozens of Bahamas Hurricane Evacuees Kicked Off Ferry Bound for U.S.

Dozens of weary Bahamas residents hoping to seek refuge in the United States from the storm-ravaged islands were kicked off a ferry headed for Florida on Sunday night, after an announcement on board that anyone without a valid visa would “have problems” at the American port of entry. Videos of the incident spread rapidly on […]

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Maps Don’t Lie

I’m still stuck on Sharpie-gate. Sorry. But, so is Donald Trump. On Sunday, Sept. 1, as Hurricane Dorian approached, Trump tweeted: “In addition to Florida — South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” He repeated the erroneous assertion during a FEMA briefing that day, saying: “And, […]

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Corpses Strewn, People Missing a Week After Dorian Hit the Bahamas

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — The corpse was lying on its back, dressed in black shorts and a red shirt, arms outstretched, face toward the sky. There is no telling where the man died, or exactly when, or how. But Hurricane Dorian’s swirling, pounding floodwaters receded early last week to reveal his body sprawled amid the […]

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They Rode Out Dorian in the Outer Banks. Now Comes the Hard Part.

OCRACOKE, N.C. — The baby was playing on the flooded floor again. Jade Lopez scooped up her 11-month-old son, José, and wiped the long black bangs out of his eyes as he showed off a dirty plastic humidifier he had found. It had been just one day since Hurricane Dorian flooded the family’s trailer and […]

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While No Longer a Hurricane, Dorian Still Inflicts Damage on Canada

OTTAWA — Winds produced by the remnants of Hurricane Dorian tore roofs off buildings, downed trees, collapsed a construction crane and left hundreds of thousands of people without electricity in three provinces in Canada on Saturday. A storm surge accompanying Dorian produced waves estimated to be 50 feet high, jeopardizing coastal villages. Online maps posted […]

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In Bahamas, Battered Residents Ask: Where Is Our Government?

MARSH HARBOUR, the Bahamas — In the hours and days after Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas’ Abaco Islands, the first government rescuers many residents saw were American. Coast Guard helicopters cut through the sky to evacuate the sick and wounded. The distribution of emergency supplies of food, water and medicine has been mostly coordinated […]

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Phone Service Problems Leave More Than a Dozen Hospitals Unable to Take Calls

More than a dozen hospitals in and around New York City lost phone service on Friday night, hampering their ability to answer the incoming calls of relatives who were seeking to speak with patients or check on their status. Hospital officials said that there was no danger to patients and that they were making contingency […]

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One Thing We Can Do: Switch Light Bulbs

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. ImageCreditTyler Varsell By Jillian Mock The Trump administration said Wednesday it planned to scrap requirements for energy-efficient light bulbs, but that doesn’t […]

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Hurricane Dorian Rakes the Carolinas and Barrels Northeast: Live Updates

The latest updates: Video The Carolina coast is being hit by heavy rain and strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian on Thursday, while rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times Dorian lashed the Carolinas, causing power losses and flooding. Hurricane Dorian pounded much of the Carolina coast […]

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How One Bahamian Town, Nearly Destroyed, Is Coping After Dorian

TREASURE CAY, Bahamas — Since Hurricane Dorian plowed through Stafford Symonette’s house, and with it much of his community of Treasure Cay, he has stopped by from time to time to visit the ruins of his home. What he hasn’t been able to bring himself to do, he said, is sift through the debris for […]

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Hurricane Dorian Becomes a Carolina Problem With a Fierce Lashing of the Coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. — After its deadly rampage across the Bahamas and brush of the Florida coast, Hurricane Dorian pounded the coastal Carolinas on Thursday, sowing fear and worry from the elegant streets of downtown Charleston to the jigsaw-puzzle that is North Carolina’s barrier islands. Though thousands of residents had evacuated the region at the urging […]

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Bahamas Stunned as Water Recedes: ‘It’s Like a Bomb Went Off’

TREASURE CAY, Bahamas — The pilot was anxious to help: he had gathered generators, diapers, tuna fish and other supplies. The people living on the islands in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian needed them, immediately. But he wasn’t sure if there was anywhere to land. Flying with the pilot over the hardest-hit areas — […]

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Hurricane Dorian in Pictures

By The New York Times Aug. 30, 2019 [Here is the latest coverage on Hurricane Dorian as heads toward the United States.] The northern Bahamas were bashed by a hurricane of dreadful power, as severe flooding and winds reaching 180 miles per hour led to the deaths of at least five people and wrecked thousands […]

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Hurricane Dorian Tests Florida’s Ability to Move Older Adults Out of Harm’s Way

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian began brushing the Florida coast on Tuesday, a woman raced to pick up her mother-in-law at a retirement community, where the elevator was about to be shut down. The staff of a nursing home packed up more than 200 residents as well as […]

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