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After Ida

September 3, 2021

Emergency response crews have been hard at work in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Ida tore through the region. Ida barreled into Louisiana’s coast on August 29, as a Category 4 hurricane. It was one of the most powerful storms…

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Ida's Path

September 3, 2021

After slamming the South, Ida crossed the northeastern U.S. on September 1 as a tropical storm. Record rainfall caused flooding in the region. At least 18 people were killed. The nearly 8.5 million residents of New York City were told…

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How to Help

September 3, 2021

Many organizations are working on relief efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana. They’re looking for help. The city of New Orleans says it is unable to accept donations or volunteers. It recommends donating money to groups like United Way of Southeast…

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After the Storm

March 5, 2021

Texas residents are still recovering from a winter storm that hit several states in mid-February. Extreme cold caused much of the state’s power grid to fail. “We were woefully unprepared for this kind of cold,” said Texas state representative Ron…

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Winter Storm Woes

February 19, 2021

A series of winter storms began a sweep across the United States on February 11, slowing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in many parts of the country. Severe weather hit everywhere from Washington State to the southern U.S. Snow and…

Environment

Gathering Storms

January 8, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. The storm caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was even more powerful, pouring rain on places that were already flooded. President Juan Orlando Hernández,…

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Southern Storm

September 18, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall near Pensacola, Florida, on September 16. It brought heavy rain and winds topping 100 miles per hour. At press time, Sally was expected to move inland over Alabama and into Georgia. The storm moved at a…

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Record Wildfires

September 11, 2020

Dozens of wildfires are tearing through California. Two of them, not far from San Francisco, are among the three largest in the state’s history. “The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously,” Randy Moore, of the…

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Lightning Fires

August 28, 2020

A firefighter battles a blaze in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. At press time, more than 14,000 firefighters were trying to stop two dozen major fires in the state. At least 100,000 people had fled their homes. Many…

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Fires in Arizona

June 17, 2020

A wildfire burning northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, is now the largest active fire in the United States. That’s according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far, the fire has consumed more than 89,000 acres, or about 140 square miles.…