Some areas in the US are extremely vulnerable to hurricanes. According to the NOAA, hurricanes “in the Atlantic basin strike the US mainland just less than twice a year on average.” Many cities in Florida are at higher risk.
Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes.
Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
More than 90 percent of crude oil production as well 78 percent of natural gas production was taken offline in the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for Hurricane Nate, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
As Hurricane Nate made landfall in Louisiana Saturday, one reporter had a near miss with a flying chair, making him the latest in a long list of risk-takers willing to go to extremes to get their weather report.