Superstorm Sandy showed U.S. coastal cities the damage water can do — a threat the Dutch have lived with for centuries. Their system of dams and dikes, locks and levees is keeping the Netherlands safe in a world with rising seas. Miles O’Brien reports on what Americans can learn from the Dutch model of flood management. Continue reading
One year after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, the Big Apple is still rebuilding. But city officials have taken lessons learned from the storm’s surge into account to ensure power and transit systems can withstand future natural disasters. Miles O’Brien reports on high-tech infrastructure adjustments in New York City. Continue reading
The thirteenth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean season formed Monday, and NASA caught it on video. Here, the development is captured by satellite imagery over three days. According to NASA, Tropical Depression 13L was born about 650 miles east-southeast … Continue reading
A category 5 cyclone is headed for India and threatens to be one of the most intense storms to hit the country.
In spite of devastating floods that damaged major roads and infrastructure, residents of Estes Park, Colo., have been working around the clock to prepare for fall tourist season in hopes of some financial recovery. But the NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports their efforts have been hampered by the government shutdown. Continue reading
Tropical Storm Karen expected to hit northern Gulf Coast: http://t.co/ZlshvL5tWy -NS — The Associated Press (@AP) October 4, 2013
In our news wrap Friday, tropical storm Karen closed in on the Gulf coast, aiming to make landfall between Grand Isle, La., and Destin, Fla., sometime Saturday. Also, investigators say Miriam Carey, whose car chase with police ended in her death on Capitol Hill, was delusional and believed the president was communicating to her. Continue reading
National Hurricane Center screen grab The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is telling Gulf Coast residents to “take steps now to be prepared and follow the direction of local officials” as Tropical Storm Karen approaches. The National Weather service has … Continue reading