When Hurricane Irma plowed into Florida’s southwestern coast as a powerful Category 4 storm last month, it tore up seagrass beds, stripped mangrove forests of their leaves, and overall, left what looked like a trail of ecological apocalypse in its wake. But it’s now been a few weeks since the storm, and as scientists…
Before us humans drained it, South Florida was first and foremost a swamp. Infrastructure improvements went in to make it look the way it is today, with its sewers and drainage systems built to take water back to the ocean. But when Hurricane Irma made itself known last week, it brought back old memories of the aged…
Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys yesterday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane, has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. The system, which is now 400 miles wide, may have lost some strength, but it’s continuing to produce heavy winds and rain as it marches northwards towards Georgia.
As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the Florida Everglades, and the scientists familiar with this fragile ecosystem are concerned the storm could deliver a devastating blow.
Hurricane Irma regained power and its Category 4 status on Sunday morning before making landfall in the Florida Keys, with storm surges in the islands potentially reaching up to 10 feet.
Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it closes in on Florida, is now expected to swing west, regain power and rake the state’s west coast on its way north, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.
Accurate information can be the difference between life and death during a hurricane. So FEMA has launched a new webpage in an effort to debunk rumors that people might be hearing about Hurricane Irma as the historic storm barrels down on the US mainland.
Like a slow moving stalker in a horror movie, Hurricane Irma is now less than 400 miles from Miami and making steady progress. The exceptionally-powerful storm has triggered a mass exodus from Florida, what may wind up being one of the largest evacuations in US history.
Scientists in Florida have found traces of rat lungworm in five counties, bolstering the idea that this potentially fatal parasite may be expanding its geographical range on account of—you guessed it—climate change.
Back in September, I published a list of everything that had been seized in Florida over the summer by US Customs and Border Protection. There were plenty of things you’d expect, like drugs, Cuban cigars, and illegal meat. But there were a few things that I wanted to learn more about. Like why CBP seized someone’s…
Florida is America’s id, and when America wants some cocaine, you better believe Florida is going to come through.
After performing an autopsy on a bloated Burmese python, scientists in Florida were shocked to discover the remains of three white-tailed deer.
Remember how a bald eagle got stuck in a storm drain last week? It died, but the metaphor for America lives on. If anything, it’s even stronger now.
First there was the bald eagle stuck inside the grille of a Florida motorist. And now Orange County, Florida has two bald eagles stuck in a storm drain. There’s even a live video stream of the rescue efforts. It’s all a bit on the nose for a country that’s reeling with the impending reality of a President Trump.
The United States may have avoided the brunt of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly rain and wind storms, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Southeast coast from receiving severe damage. After Hurricane Matthew rolled through the Caribbean and killed nearly 900 people in Haiti, the storm continued along the US Southeastern…
Local news in Florida caught a driver in a truck attempting to pull off some sweet powerslides and donuts right in front of them, the American people, and the manifested wrath of god that is Hurricane Matthew.
Following what was likely the largest evacuation in Florida’s history, winds from Hurricane Matthew reaching 70 miles per hour slammed the state early Friday morning, leaving about 179,980 without electricity. Having claimed over 300 lives in Haiti alone, Matthew is already the deadliest storm system to hit the region…
More than two million people in coastal Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are being told to flee their homes in advance of Hurricane Matthew, the Category 4 monster now bearing down on the United States after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean. It’s easily the largest mass evacuation on US soil since Hurricane…
A 14-year-old girl visiting Universal Studios Florida was hospitalized on Saturday after another visitor’s e-cigarette device malfunctioned, “shooting a ball of flame” at the girl, CNN reports.
Since yesterday evening, Hurricane Matthew has gathered strength and is on a collision course with the Caribbean. Here’s what we know about the strongest hurricane to hit the region since 2007.