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Subtropical Storm Nicole Could Hit Eastern Florida This Week

Subtropical Storm Nicole is forecast to come ashore in southeastern Florida as a Category 1 hurricane bringing a surge of water and flooding rains, including to areas still recovering from Hurricane Ian. Nicole, with top winds of 45 miles (72 …

Hurricane Orlene Hits Mexico’s Pacific Coast Near Mazatlan

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Orlene made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast near the tourist town of Mazatlan on Monday. Electrical cables swayed and sent off showers of sparks in the town of El Rosario, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) …

Charleston, Savannah See Abnormally High Tides During Storm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm off the Southeast coast combined with periodic higher tides Sunday, causing coastal flooding that approached levels rarely seen outside of hurricanes along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, officials said. Scientists have said …

Realtors: FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Pricing Looks Promising

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Cyndee Hayden lost everything in a house fire in Philadelphia nearly 30 years ago. Her saving grace: her insurance. Today, she lives on a peninsula in Florida and isn’t naive to think that a storm could …

Summer Storms Were a Climate-Change Wake-Up Call For Subways

NEW YORK (AP) — When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record-breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls and train tracks became canals. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along …

New Florida Law Seeks to Protect State From Sea Level Rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida — one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise — will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years to protect against coastal flooding under a bill …

We’re All In Denial About Climate Change: Viewpoint

Even people who say they believe in climate change may be in denial — the same kind of denial that allows us to ignore our own mortality. This tendency to turn away from disturbing facts manifests itself not in what …

CoreLogic Says 7.3 Million Homes, $1.8 Trillion at Risk from Hurricane Storm Surge

The Atlantic hurricane season, which begins Saturday, puts 7.3 million homes at risk with an estimated reconstruction cost of $1.8 trillion, CoreLogic said in its 2019 Storm Surge Report. That’s 300,000 more homes and $200 billion more in reconstruction costs …

Climate Groups Cringe at Virginia Tax Cut for Oft-Flooded Homes

A measure approved by Virginia voters this week to cut taxes on homes in flood-prone areas of the flood-prone commonwealth has climate experts warning that it might encourage people to remain in vulnerable areas – and could spread to other …

Nor’easters Join List of 2018 $1 Billion Disasters

Thanks to the nor’easters that hit New York and the East Coast, the U.S. has already had three $1 billion weather disasters since January, half the number in an average year. January and March winter storms that flooded the East …