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2 Tornadoes Strike in NYC; No injuries Reported

Sunday, September 09, 2012

VIDEO. Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, hurling debris into the air and knocking out power but causing no serious injuries among startled residents accustomed to thinking of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.

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2 Tornadoes Touch Down in NYC

Saturday, September 08, 2012

VIDEO: The National Weather Service says a second, stronger tornado touched down in Brooklyn moments after the first hit a beachside area in Queens — hurling debris in the air, knocking out power and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.

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Withstanding a Hurricane: Lessons in Resilience

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Daniel Aldrich and his wife had moved to New Orleans in 2005 and was caught off guard by Hurricane Katrina. The experience inspired the political science professor, to study how communities respond to natural disasters. This has taken him on a journey around the world, researching resilience in India and Japan.

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WNYC News

Isaac: Louisiana And Mississippi Order Evacuations; New Orleans Lifts Curfew

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Forecasters warned the storm could still cause "life-threatening hazards." Isaac is forecast to continue moving slowly and dump up to 14 inches of rain across a wide swath of the south and midwest.

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VIDEO: Hurricane Isaac As Seen From The International Space Station

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The video shows the tropical cyclone churning slowly, its outer bands stretching for 200 miles.

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Riding Out Isaac in the Shadow of Katrina

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For many in Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac arrives in the shadow of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region exactly seven years ago. While some residents have evacuated, others have ignored orders and chosen to ride out the storm in their homes.

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WNYC News

Floods, Power Outages In Isaac's Wake

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nearly a third of the homes in Louisiana are without power, even as a downgraded Isaac, now a tropical storm, continued to cause damage.

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New Orleans Resident Documents the Storm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

As Humvees rolled into New Orleans yesterday and officials urged Gulf Coast residents to leave their homes, you couldn’t help an eerie sense of familiarity. The details are similar, and the fears are as well.

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Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall In Southeast Louisiana, Headed For Baton Rouge

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac's core was expected to pass west of New Orleans with winds close to 80 mph and head for Baton Rouge, La. It was expected to gradually weaken. The storm made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River at 6:45 p.m. local time.

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As New Orleans Remembers Katrina, Isaac Approaches

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On the advent of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, tropical storm Isaac is heading towards New Orleans. Isaac revives the memory of both the devastation and reconstruction of Katrina, and poses the question of how New Orleans will handle its next big storm.

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The Catskills Work Towards Recovery One Year After Hurricane Irene

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene, the storm that swept its way into the Catskills and devastated the region and its residents. Despite significant efforts to provide state aid, communities across upstate New York continue the struggle to reclaim the vibrancy of the towns they call home.

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WNYC News

As Isaac Strengthens, Louisiana's Levees, Flood Gates Gird For Post-Katrina Test

Monday, August 27, 2012

The system is designed to withstand a storm this size, but this will be its first test since its previous incarnation was devastated by Katrina.

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Officials Say New Orleans Better Prepared For Hurricane, But Residents Still Nervous

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's been seven years since Katrina and the failure of the city's levee system. It's been rebuilt at a cost of billions, but the job isn't quite finished.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Strengthens As It Heads Toward Louisiana

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac is over the Gulf of Mexico on Monday on its way toward New Orleans, where it's expected to hit seven years to the day since Katrina.

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Hurricane Isaac Looms over Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Forecasters say that tropical storm Isaac could turn into a hurricane and reach Florida this weekend, just in time to welcome the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The tropical storm is expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday and could be a hurricane by then. Its track then could take it over Florida and up toward Tampa, where tens of thousands are gathering to nominate Mitt Romney.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Forms In Atlantic, Puerto Rico Under Storm Watch

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Long range models have the storm near Florida just in time for the Republican National Convention.

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New Jersey News

Storm Data Shows Links to Global Warming: Report

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Two vicious thunderstorms that slammed New Jersey in the past month are part of a trend that the northeast is experiencing due to global warming, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey.

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Farmer Believes Government at Fault for Drought's Consequences

Thursday, August 02, 2012

As severe drought covers about two-thirds of the country, more than half of all U.S. counties have been designated primary disaster areas by the Department of Agriculture.

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WNYC News

Wild Weather Wallops the Tri-State Area

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The band of thunderstorms that barreled from Bucks County, Pa., across New Jersey and up into the Hudson Valley packed wind speeds that ranged from 60 to 80 mph, downing power lines, tearing up trees and leaving a path of destruction that some meteorologists say is becoming all too common in the summer season.

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