Natural disasters

After killing two in US South deadly storms move to the Northeast

After killing two in US South deadly storms move to the Northeast

Storms and tornadoes ravaged the Southeast US on Wednesday, killing two and leaving behind them a trail of demolition before heading towards the Northeast, where hundreds of thousands were left without power. The massive storm system generated tornadoes in the Southeast and high winds in the North, flipping cars, demolishing homes and businesses, and causing […]

Crumbling levees threaten US with new Katrina

Crumbling levees threaten US with new Katrina

Across the US, hundreds of federal flood control systems are at risk of failing, endangering millions of people and property across 37 states. When Hurricane Katrina passed over New Orleans in 2005, more than 50 deficient levees were breaches, killing 1,464 people who were in close proximity to the flood control systems. Another natural disaster […]

FEMA centers in New York closed due to… bad weather

FEMA centers in New York closed due to… bad weather

Instead of staying open to help displaced victims of the hurricane during the nor’easter that blanketed New York City in snow, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was “closed due to weather” as the storm approached. FEMA, headed by Craig Fugate, exists to “prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards,” the […]

Hurricane hammers NY: 10 dead, houses destroyed by fire, freak floods in subway (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Hurricane hammers NY: 10 dead, houses destroyed by fire, freak floods in subway (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Explosions, fires, and floods have devastated New York, killing at least ten people statewide. As Hurricane Sandy hit the city it left over 50 houses ablaze, at least seven subway tunnels flooded and nearly 2 million New Yorkers without power. Parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island are underwater as hurricane Sandy passes over New […]