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.
President Joe Biden left viewers puzzled when he told reporters that tornados aren’t called tornados anymore and, whatever they are called, they supposedly affect Nevada. His apparent senior moment was ridiculed online.
At least 42 people, including a toddler, are dead in the wake of brutal storms that slammed the American northeast, with deaths reported in five states after the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought deadly flash floods and tornadoes
Nine people have died in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to media reports, following freak flash flooding and “historic” rainfall from Hurricane Ida that prompted officials to declare states of emergency.
Bizarre footage from Flushing Meadows has shown the terrifying impact of the freak storms in the US, where play was called off as the former Hurricane Ida battered a court despite the roof being closed.
The city of New Orleans has been placed under a curfew, forcing residents to remain home during the night hours indefinitely, as authorities try to prevent looting after a devastating hurricane knocked out power across Louisiana.
The New Orleans police have dispatched teams to prevent looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which left more than a million state residents without electricity and prompted a string of opportunistic thefts across the city.