Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina.
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Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the Category 4 storm Hurricane Ida reached Louisiana. Planning for future hurricanes must include the need to build resiliency to climate change.
Cyclones Trevor and Veronica hit north Australia in 2019.
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In 1887 Queensland’s chief weatherman Clement Wragge began naming tropical cyclones, using names from the Greek alphabet, fabulous beasts and politicians who annoyed him.
It’s hard to believe, but big storms and hurricanes are caused by tiny particles moving around in the atmosphere.
Coastal erosion caused by massive waves during the weekend’s East Coast Low.
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Eastern Australia’s massive storms will likely become rarer in a warmer world, but probably more intense.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they’re in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
An abandoned street in the Lower Ninth Ward in August 2006. .
Ten years after Katrina, recovery in New Orleans is mixed – divided in familiar patterns between white and black, rich and poor. The same groups that suffered the brunt of the storm still struggle.
Ten years ago in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans.
The resurrection of New Orleans is a tale of resiliency, but other American cities must heed lessons learned by the storm or face disaster in the decades ahead.