storm surges

WASHINGTON | Scientists: World’s warming; expect more intense hurricanes

WASHINGTON — A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Scientists: World’s warming; expect more intense hurricanes

WASHINGTON | A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

WASHINGTON— A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

WASHINGTON  — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence’s monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren’t walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a hurricane’s winds pushing relentlessly on the shore, they are more like domes of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How storm surges build up, destroy and kill

WASHINGTON— Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence‘s monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren’t walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a hurricane’s winds pushing relentlessly on the shore, they are more like domes of high … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How storm surges build up, destroy and kill

Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

Emergency officials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this year’s hurricane season. Coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to make landfall Thursday as a level 3 hurricane or … Continue reading Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?