NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Captured Stunning Images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The most-advanced weather satellite ever developed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given scientists and the general public an unprecedented birds-eye-view of the major hurricanes hitting the United States in recent weeks. Launched in November 2016, the GOES-16 is NOAA's next-generation weather satellite equipped with Advanced Baseline … [Read more...]

Florida Faces Fuel Shortage in Wake of Hurricane Irma

By Kevin Orland and David Wethe (Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Irma may now be gone, but its fallout will continue to haunt Florida for at least the next few days as the largest U.S. gasoline market after California and Texas thirsts for the fuel. The state gets almost all of its gasoline via its ports. While Port Tampa Bay and Port Everglades, which combined handle … [Read more...]

View: U.S. Should Prepare to Face More Hurricanes

By The Editors (Bloomberg View) -- Beyond inflicting epic destruction and suffering, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have brought the U.S. face to face with the catastrophic flood dangers posed by climate change. Fed by deeply warmed ocean waters, the storms turned violent -- as climate-change models have predicted. Higher sea levels have intensified flooding. Yet if history is a … [Read more...]

Hurricane Irma Aims Full Fury at Florida’s Gulf Coast

By Robin Respaut and Zachary Fagenson FORT MYERS/MIAMI Sept 10 (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma lashed the Gulf Coast of Florida with the brunt of its fury on Sunday afternoon, knocking out electricity to 2.5 million homes and businesses statewide while flooding streets and swaying skyscrapers in Miami. Hours after barreling across the resort archipelago of the Florida Keys, … [Read more...]

DHS Secretary Duke Signs Jones Act Waiver to Secure Fuel After Major Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday said it was temporarily waiving the Jones Act for tankers to ensure enough fuel reaches emergency responders and affected areas during Hurricane Irma and in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The waiver was signed Friday by Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke and will be in effect for seven … [Read more...]