18 Burst results for "U. S. Gulf Coast"
Is Hurricane Ida the Result of Climate Change?
"You might remember a few weeks back. We told you about a landmark report from the un's intergovernmental panel on climate change. It warned that human caused climate change is accelerating and that we're running out of time to avoid its most catastrophic effects and that extreme weather events are more likely as a result right now hurricane can ida is making its dangerous trek towards a us gulf coast hurricane ida is exactly the kind of event that scientists were talking about on saturday evening. Ida was a modest category two storm with one hundred and five mph winds but it's poise to rapidly intensify and that's what it did just as forecasters predicted so hurricane ida has strengthened to a category three storm with winds of one hundred fifteen miles an hour trump saturday night maximum sustained winds of one hundred thirty miles per hour into sunday morning. It's now up to one hundred forty five miles per hour side. A gut stronger by the hour is storm has strengthened yet again. The last time we spoke sustained winds were one forty five. They're now up to one fifty. I wanted to all of this at the storm up to be at. Its most powerful. Just as it made landfall over louisiana bring as much as twenty inches of rain in some areas with the potential for destructive storm surge yesterday so how did i to get so powerful so fast so climate change is basically supercharging storm. That's rebecca hersher correspondent for. Npr's climate team. We spoke on monday. Climate change does is. It adds fuel to hurricane fuel in the form of heat so hurricanes over water you can think of them like engines spinning up like a propeller on a plane and the energy for that propeller comes from the heat in the water as the earth gets hotter because of climate change the water on the surface of the ocean. It also guitar. So there's more energy for storms like ida to get really big and really
Hurricane Delta expected to regain strength as it approaches U.S. Gulf Coast
"Working Delta made landfall Wednesday morning on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category two storm, bringing dangerous winds and significant flash flooding. National Hurricane Center says the storm will move back into the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the day and head north, where it's expected to strengthen current forecast have the storm hitting the U. S Gulf Coast By this weekend. Forecasters have already begun issuing storm surge in hurricane watches in Texas, Louisiana and Alabama and Louisiana Governor John Bell. Edwards is urging residents of his state to prepare and be ready to evacuate. He's also sent a request for a pre landfall. Federal declaration of emergency.
Hurricane Delta Intensifies to Category 4
"In the Caribbean Hurricane Delta strengthened into an extremely dangerous category four storm today with the US Gulf coast in its sites. Let's bring roker with the latest al.. Lester it is now a strong category for taking aim right now on Mexico one hundred and forty five mph winds moving west northwest at seventeen makes landfall sometime tomorrow as a devastating category for out into the Gulf intensifies as a category four storm making landfall along the Louisiana coast some time later Friday night early. Saturday. The European bottle, a little to the West. But as you can see Lester from Galveston to New Orleans, we have the risk of the storm making landfall. We do know anywhere from five to ten inches of rain, and that may increase as time moves
Sally update: Storm downgraded to tropical depression
"Although Hurricane Sally has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it moves north eastwards across the US states of Alabama and Georgia communities can still expect to suffer from historic and catastrophic flooding citing authorities there the UN world, Meteorological Organization W. warned that a significant flood threat would likely spread inland on Friday along the central Gulf coast most river flooding will crest by the weekend, but rivers will remain elevated well into next week according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sally has already produced up to eighteen inches or four, hundred, Fifty, seven millimeters of rain additional cloudburst our forecast bringing as much as twelve inches more rainfall. Or three hundred and four millimeters on the US Gulf coast where Sally made landfall on Wednesday today hundreds of thousands of people will act without electricity and at least one person has been killed according to reports images from Pensacola in Florida showed trees down boats thrown about and streets flooded with the water, some five and a half feet or one point six meters above sea level
Hurricane Sally Strengthens To Category 2 as It Moves Toward the Us Gulf Coast
"It's just in the first death is reported from now. Tropical storms. Sally Mayor Tony Canon of Orange Beach, Alabama, says one person has died. Another person is missing as a result of what was a Category two Hurricane Florida's governor is warning people in the states hard hit Panhandle to stay vigilant even though Sally has already begun heading inland as a weakening tropical storm governor Rhonda Santa says Sally is dumping heavy rain as the tricks over the Southeast, he says the drenching rains are expected to cause massive flooding of several Florida Panhandle. Ever's in the coming days. River's already have begun rising at least eight waterways in southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle are expected to hit major flood stage by tomorrow. Forecasters say some of the crest could break records, CBS News correspondent Manuel Bohorquez in Mobile this storm, It's not just the wind. It is also the storm surge. That is a huge concern expected to be up to 7 ft and parts of coastal Alabama. The effects of the storm started last night in places like or Beach also engulf shores, where there are roads that are submerged and people reportedly flooded in areas around Pensacola, Florida got more than 2 Ft of rain. More flooding is expected in Georgia and the Carolinas late tonight and into tomorrow, southwestern Virginia as
Tropical Storm Laura threatens the U.S. Gulf Coast
"The National Hurricane Center says what was Tropical Storm Marco is breaking up off the Louisiana coast. The tropical storm. Laura has entered the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters predict it will become a major hurricane by tomorrow. Houston is in the cone, where Laura may make landfall used in Mayor Sylvester Turner says City residents were prepared for Marco and will be for Laura. We find ourselves here again. You know, but the good news is that way. Our battle tested And so we are ready to deal with this situation as well. Tropical Storm Laura killed at least 11 people in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti. A tropical storm also caused damage and extensive flooding in
Marco becomes hurricane headed for US Gulf Coast
"Louisiana is getting a one to whether punches to predicted hurricanes are set to make landfall governor John bel Edwards is warning residents will start to feel the effect of Marco Monday wherever you are a dark tonight when it gets dark is where you need to be prepared to ride out the storm he says that's because help may be delayed as soon as possible maybe longer than it ordinarily yes because we got the second storm coming in so soon Bob the first one the governor says find a safe place possibly with family because of the coronavirus congregate sheltering is a last resort by Wednesday Laura starts affecting the coast says National Weather Service meteorologist Ben shot though the winds may not be the greatest threat there will be a significant threat when it comes to the rainfall I'm Julie Walker
2 tropical storms heading for double blow to US Gulf Coast
"Australian tropical gunmen storms Brinson Lauren Harrison Marcoux tyrants are advancing will appear across in a New Zealand the Caribbean court to headed receive to his the sentencing Gulf of Mexico for the killing of fifty and one projected worshippers to hit at to Louisiana Christchurch mosques this week as hurricanes more than sixty survivors and first family up members is Marco with this on we track confront to hit the the white Louisiana supremacists coast who committed Monday the worst right now atrocity it's currently for in the that country's to be a hurricane modern history as it makes landfall I am but in Marie the latter is with the the sister national of hurricane one of the victims center says he's there's preparing a possibility to meet her brother's Marco killer could there's weaken no words either way that can it will explain have company in the form the of atrocity lower of density what what approaching we went when it through makes landfall and it's but in it's currently forecast a it's to make something landfall that from we have to somewhere do is prime and minister central Justin to Davidson western Louisiana who was praised around the world for and that hemp would be the Indy Thursday to ship morning off Landau to the attacks says they to could set have the overlapping sentencing warnings would be hard for both for the victim stores I don't which think is rare I had there so is that's much an interesting that I can side thing that we did not encounter that is here going very to often it is at all just how traumatic very that peer rare it's going I'm to Julie be tyrants Walker could become the first person you see them to be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole I'm Karen Thomas
Back-to-back storms expected to hit U.S. next week
"Tropical storms are racing across. The Caribbean one is dumping rain on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and both are posing threats the US Gulf coast the National Hurricane. Center says Tropical Storms Laura and Marco will approach Louisiana at or close to hurricane force winds at just two days apart next week a hurricane watch has been issued for the New Orleans Metro area. Mississippi's governor has also issued a state of emergency.
2 storms pose possible double threat to US Gulf Coast
"And almost never seen double shot of tropical weather could be in the offing for the Gulf coast the computer models are all over the place one storm Laura is on a path through Porter Rico over or near the Dominican Republic and Haiti and Cuba by Sunday if it survives all that then possibly South Florida into the Gulf toward the panhandle in the western Gulf there's a depression that could become tropical storm Marco national hurricane center specialist Richard passes once it crosses the you could tan he could move somewhere toward the central northwest Gulf of Mexico coast is a little too early to be specific about that we do think it'll strengthen to hurricane the last time two tropical storms were in the Gulf was more than sixty years ago there are no records showing two hurricanes in the Gulf at the same time I'm Jim acquire
Saharan dust cloud cloaks U.S. Gulf Coast in haze
"CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Bird. Ellie is tracking the dust cloud and tells us what we can expect from it. Dust storms originate off the coast of Africa and they traversed the Atlantic Ocean. Using the trade winds make it really dusty and hazy in the Caribbean. Usually they start to thin out when they get to the United States. This one is a little bit but not a lot. And because of that, we're going to see some really hazy conditions in the South East
Saharan Dust Cloud Arrives At The U.S. Gulf Coast, Bringing Haze
"It's a journey. That's a weeks and spend thousands of miles across an ocean floating on currents of air today, a massive cloud of dust from the Sahara desert arrives in the southeastern United States to walk us through this meteorological phenomenon. We are joined by Professor Marshall Shepherd. The Director of the atmospheric scientists program at the University of Georgia welcome. Thank you for having me okay now. I've seen the satellite images, but. But tell us what it's GonNa. Look like from the ground as this wave of dust from the Sahara arrives in the United States. You know we give these things every year and some are bigger than others. These are this year quite large and so I think that's why it's garnering much attention. Typically you lose the blue sky for more hazy Milky Sky. You tend to see more vivid sunsets and sunrises because. Because of the scattering properties of the dust and interacting with the sunlight, so those are sort of the optical effects, but I think people that suffer from allergy to dust or particular matter, they actually might not find it so amusing. They may have some health issues Why is it so much bigger this year than normal? I think one thing that happened this year are e.. Is that that dust in the? The Hell region in parts of Africa sat there, and just collected because the the wind system this African easterly jet meteorologist talk about it took a bit longer to kind of get itself going, and once it gets going, you can belch and Burp that dust out into the Atlantic, and that's what we're seeing now. Because there was somewhat of a delay, there was a lot more desk sitting there the build up. All right so pros you said good sunrises and sunsets, cons, people who have health problems might find that the respiratory problems are worse. What else is this dust system? GonNa do I mean on the whole is a good thing or a bad thing you know one of the things is an earth scientist. The Earth is so connected, and this is just another example so these dust storms they actually can fertilize the oceans in parts of Amazonia. They're carrying things that really help those ecosystems. Ecosystems but on the flip side of that there's been studies recently say they can actually carry pathogens as well so when you think about Mosquitos as a vector born disease carrier some argued that these dust storms can be vectors, they can carry pathogens another perhaps positive however is that the dust? If there were to be a hurricane forming out over the Atlantic hurricanes don't like the dust. If the dust gets into those forming systems, they can weaken those storms quite a bit. How much? Much bigger. Is this one than what we would see in a typical year? You know it's interesting. I saw a colleague tweet scale. They were using some data from NASA NASA Sir several satellites up monitoring air, quality and air constituents, and literally this event was off the chart. It wasn't even the same type of event. It was just so far off the plot scale, and so four people who study atmospheric science like you is a moment totally nerd out and like remember where you. You were when the Great Sahara Dust of two thousand twenty came across the Atlantic I th I think it is I I've seen some sort of very hyperbolic terms like the Godzillas dust storm. Those types of things I don't i. don't tend to like us such hyperbole when I talk about these things, but it is an anomaly event. My good friend and colleague Tom Gill at the University of Texas El. Paso is an expert on dust storms I know he's geeking out on this. I hosted a podcast call, weather, geeks or the weather channel, and we use the term geeking out. I'm certain it. Scientists like Tom. Gillard geeking out over this dust storm. Marshall Shepherd is the Director of the atmospheric scientists program at the University of and former president of the American meteorological. Society thanks for talking with us about this monster dust storm. Thank you for having me.
Tropical Storm Cristobal heads toward U.S. Gulf Coast
"And tropical storm Cristobal is on track to hit the Gulf coast with tropical storm and storm surge warnings in effect from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle this morning the storm is packing forty five mile per hour sustained winds as it crawls toward the coast forecasters predict Cristobal will make landfall in central Louisiana late Sunday or early
Ten years later: The Deepwater Horizon disaster
"Today marks ten years since the deadly explosion occurred on the deepwater horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico eleven workers on that rate lost their lives in crude oil flowed from the under water well for nearly three months NPR's Jeff Brady examines what's been learned in the decade since one of the largest environmental disasters in U. S. history the consequences of that accident and spill are still felt along the US Gulf coast today the disaster cost oil giant BP sixty five billion dollars and lead to tighter regulation of the offshore oil industry but even now environmental groups say regulators especially under the trump administration are too cozy with the industry retired Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen was the incident commander for the government's response what is the single most important change was made was a requirement to have well containment equipment available as a condition of the permitting but apartment of interior that equipment is standing by in the industry says it could respond to a similar incident much faster now Jeff Brady NPR
Travel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast
"Let's talk about Mississippi's Gulf coast. I I like to welcome the show Charles. McColl from McCall Travel Dot Com and Charles's come to talk to us about coastal Mississippi Charles. Welcome mm to the show. Hi Chris how are you today. I'm doing well and we're talking about the state of Mississippi. What is your connection with coastal Mississippi? As a travel writer. I have visited the coastal Mississippi a few times over the past two years and after going there three or four times. I decided that I loved that area and other parts of the US Gulf coast. So much that I developed a new brand called. US Golf coast which covers everything from key. West South Padre but we are talking only about coastal Mississippi debut today so as a travel writer I covered it several times. Excellent and why should someone go to coastal Mississippi. We'll we'll talk about many things but it is is unique. The unique destination the United States. It has the longest continuous beach in the United States. Which I think a lot of people don't know I love road road trips? I travel all over the world. Love driving and there's this sense of soul fulfillment I drive on the Mississippi Gulf coast. I where it's just different than anywhere else. You can drive for an hour and not see anything except for the sand in the water is unobstructed by condos and indulge and restaurants. And what have you so this this great peace and calm and different than anywhere else. Excellent and what kind of itinerary tenorio you're going to recommend for us. It's not a singular destination. There are many communities there. So I'm GonNa recommend some things to do in each of the communities go along the coastal Mississippi. It's all still call the Mississippi Gulf coast. So I'M GONNA use both terms interchangeably. I don't want you to drive fifty miles in one day for lunch and then go drive fifty miles back so I will concentrate on the various communities and say all right first day. You're going to be here second day. You're going to be here and so on and we can do a three four five seven ten very well. Let's get into it where you're GONNA start it. Let's start in Pascagoula. So Mississippi is between Alabama and Louisiana China so coastal Mississippi represents the entire Mississippi Gulf coast so over on the east side closest Alabama Alabama. If you're driving from mobile the first thing you're gonna hit is Pascagoula. The city is probably most famous. because it's where Jimmy Buffett was born. Okay I did not I know that. Yeah so that's going to set the expectations for what the coastal Mississippi areas. All about thank Jimmy Buffett was born there so we're already at our five o'clock somewhere attitude. Pascagoula is also a navy base. So there's a lot of military and also industry the street going on there but it's it's a seafaring community. It's laid-back relative to some of the other cities. We'll talk about. Well what are we going GonNa do in Pascagoula one of the things that happened in past the goal of that as I guess lesser known as that one of the biggest UFO abduction stories in in US history happened there. So back in the seventies the couple of people claim that they were abducted by UFO. And so they were never disproven even so. That's one of the most famous things that happened in Pascagoula. Okay but other than being abducted by aliens. What am I going to do in Pascagoula for won a narrow down here to the the oldest house in Mississippi isn't Pascagoula okay? It's called the lapointe Krebs House and museum now so I went. There are a couple of months ago and I was fascinated by Howell. They showed the construction of how house was done in the bleed was the seventeen. Twenty s house was built the How they use the for the the hair from animals as insulation in the house and things like that kind of interesting Seventeen fifty seven. Is there anything specific renovated the Krebs House. We're going to go to the Krebs House. You could probably spend a couple of hours there. It's a nice waterfront setting and you can get some history of the. The natives that lived in the area and then European settlers came in and saw a whole history of Mississippi but the main point there there's to see the the house and the oldest house in the Mississippi Delta region I think between Minnesota and the Gulf of Mexico. It's the oldest house that's still in the American frontier. I'm thinking New Orleans would be older than that but I mean the city might be but I'm not sure if there's a structure that's older than point good point. The city is older but I don't know if there are any of original houses. Okay Fair enough. But another thing that I really loved in Pascagoula. The Motto Bon Center. I believe the official is the best. Gula River Audubon Bond Center captain McCoy Relation on McColl. And there's a captain McCoy and he runs nature trips out of the Pascagoula River River Audubon Center and what I loved about. It is that I learn things. Obviously like you learn on most trips but the Pascagoula River is the longest. And I'm not going to get the the terminology right. It's the longest une damned river in the continental united in a at states. Yeah so I was fascinated by that and I was like well. What about this wherever they were like now? It was dammed at some point. So the Pascagoula River I believe is four four hundred and eighty miles. That is natural the way it's always been so it hasn't been dammed. It hasn't been obstructed by any kind of construction directions so you can see wildlife and nature the way that it was several hundred years ago. Something didn't expect expect to find in coastal Mississippi or anywhere else and you say wildlife. I'm picturing talking marshes birds alligators that sort of thing. Am I in the right right ballpark. You're right and one thing that that's dominant in this area or the Mississippi sandhill cranes which are relatively large bird. I'm sure there are in other parts that states but there is a sandhill crane refuge that none in Pascagoula but on the other side so I tend cuts through through the area so from mobile bill to New Orleans. You would drive high tech Postal Mississippi. I'm talking about everything. South of I ten okay. North of town the Pascagoula River would go up there. And that's where the sandhill crane. Refuges the birds. No birds don't recognize boundaries. They fly all over the place. So you can see that. I was on the riverboat tour. Okay the AUDUBON center is like most centers they want to promote the natural wildlife and the scenery. And that's so forth and it's a really hidden gem. I think that most people don't recognize will in because it has the name Audubon on it. I'm assuming calmly talking about birdlife predominantly. So yes okay. I don't know if everybody knows. I mean Audubon as a as a charity I think is well known but Google Audubon. You'll find what is James Audubon. Is that the a original one who did all the original drawings of birds in the early. US That's really neat. Watercolors this fascinating realistic catches does right. So I mentioned captain McCoy so you could take his crews out of the audubon center also wrench around Kayak and I did did that one time and going at your own pace around the marshes fascinating at least a dozen gainers and as close they would just scatter into the water. So I love love doing that at my own pace to excellent and John James Audubon. I got it almost John James. Okay when I said early. I didn't realize how early he was. He was born in seventeen eighty five and so he was basically drawing birds up until about the Mexican American war. You're in the US. And so as the frontiers were being filled in a he was out there with his sketch pad. MOM IN ESTA goal. There's obviously the Jimmy Buffett stuff to the native son. A I think he this family left when he was three and then he grew up in mobile but he has come back and he recognizes Pascagoula his birthplace so there is a beach and a bridge and his childhood home are all named for Jimmy Buffett. The parrot heads can go and pay pilgrimage to Jimmy Buffett and go visit some of those sites and one of my favorite places the Pascagoula is called bozos grocery. It's a very old school from the nineteen fifties place where you go in you place your order and you wait inside. been there two or three times. The last time I went kayaking at the river Audubon Center. In fact I got a takeout L. Poboy from Bozo's grocery and then took it on the Kayak. But it's this old school place where you go in and you place your order and you order order off the menu. You don't make up stuff and there was some guy in front of me. That was a visitor and he wasn't a local either and so he went on these. ZAC Oh can I make this substitution. Know what's on the bed. Yeah and I was like basically your choices are you. You get what you WANNA shrimp boat boy. You want poboy poboy being sandwich. A sub someplace else or a hoagie or a hero depending on where you're from but a pavilion in this region of the world. Okay and shrimp being the best known. One that I now. They're also known for their Fried Oysters. Poboy so okay. I got a half in half half. It's amazing I had a couple dozen po boys and along the Gulf coast and I it's one of the better ones side totally recommend going to Bozo groceries to get to take out to go kayaking or he.
Dangerous weather is targeting more than 30 million Americans
"Dangerous weather is targeting more than thirty million Americans this weekend a fast moving storm is sweeping across parts of the US Gulf coast
Tropical Storm Nestor forms near the U.S. Gulf Coast
"Month much of the Gulf coast is under tropical storm warning snow storm system is gaining strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico expected to become tropical storm Nestor sometime today or tomorrow forecasters say the storm will most likely make landfall somewhere in the Florida panhandle bringing heavy rain and possible
NPR, Debbie Elliot And Louisiana discussed on All Things Considered
"Tropical storm berry is on track to potentially become the first hurricane to strike the US Gulf coast this year NPR's Debbie Elliot reports Louisiana's preparing for potential record flooding the storm is slowly moving over the Gulf of Mexico and gaining strength Benjamin shot as the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in New Orleans tropical Mary is a dangerous and life threatening storm it will probably be a hurricane when it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast line as we get into tomorrow morning he says heavy rainfall is likely to cause major even record flooding in south Louisiana vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated governor John bel Edwards has activated the National Guard and is positioning boats and high water vehicles that might be needed to respond to the disaster Debbie Elliot NPR news New