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Hurricane Matt: Right-Wing Website Trolled Storm Warning, Pushing ‘Conspiracy’

Matt Drudge joined Rush Limbaugh in peddling baseless conspiracy theories about the hurricane, placing their audience in danger. Earlier, Limbaugh downplayed the storm by ranting about “politics in the forecasting of hurricanes because there are votes.”

October 6, 2016

Audit: FEMA Mishandled Florida Hurricane Payments

A decade later, federal officials are still cleaning up after the hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004 and 2005.

January 9, 2015

Iselle Weakens To Tropical Storm As It Hits Hawaii’s Big Island

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times Tropical Storm Iselle reached Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui early Friday morning, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, downed trees, and scattered power outages as the state also braced for a second storm on Sunday morning, a rare one-two punch for the islands. Iselle, which has weakened from a Category […]

August 8, 2014

People Less Prepared For Hurricanes With Feminine Names, Study Shows

By Joan Cary, Chicago Tribune Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the Atlantic storms with feminine names a bit more respect. According to a study released Monday by University of Illinois researchers, hurricanes with women’s names […]

June 3, 2014

Four Hurricanes Likely, Say Noted Storm Forecasters

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Storm prognosticators Phil Klotzbach and William Gray still think this will be a slower than normal storm season — but busier than first predicted. The Colorado State University climatologists now call for 10 named storms, including four hurricanes, with one of those being major. In April, […]

June 2, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Imprisoned For Murder

By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer, had a difficult upbringing in New Jersey and had stints in prison […]

April 21, 2014

Hurricane Forecasters Will Map Potential Storm Surge

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there’s potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people. The new online map will appear on the center’s website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and […]

April 15, 2014

Forecasters Predict Slower Than Normal Hurricane Season

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Nino, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by […]

April 10, 2014

Displaced Sandy Residents Face Deadline To Move From Temporary Housing

By Karen Sudol, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, NJ — Marina Pesheva had already moved her family from her Superstorm Sandy-flooded home in Keansburg, NJ, to the decommissioned Fort Monmouth military base, where she temporarily resides with her husband, two children and two dogs. Now, she’s being told she needs to vacate the Fort Monmouth one-bedroom […]

March 6, 2014