Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence drops staggering rainfall totals

CBS Evening News

Published on Sep 15, 2018

The rain will not let up on the East Coast for another 24 hours and the preliminary rainfall totals so far are staggering. The National Weather Service says more than 30 inches of rain has fallen in Swansboro, North Carolina. Thousands are under evacuation and nearly a million homes and businesses are without power. Adriana Diaz reports.

View of the damage from Hurricane Florence from above

BC News
Published on Sep 16, 2018

In North Carolina, more than 4,000 homes were damaged and some were completely destroyed. .

Are insurers prepared to cover damage from Florence?

PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 15, 2018

Even as development continues near the coasts, some national home insurance companies are pulling away from those areas, leaving home and business owners to rely on government-subsidized flood insurance. But the potential damage from Tropical Storm Florence may require additional money—from taxpayers who live far from disaster-struck areas. ProPublica’s Talia Buford joins Hari Sreenivasan.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keynote – Netroots Nation 2018

Published on Sep 17, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional District, lays out her vision at Netroots Nation for how she plans to beat big money with “big organizing.”

Jeff Masters discusses the impact of Hurricane Florence in the US East Coast

CGTN America
Published on Sep 17, 2018

CGTN’s Asieh Namdar spoke with Jeff Masters from IBM’s Weather Underground about the impact that Hurricane Florence had on the U.S. east coast, the lives lost and the damage to the region.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc

CGTN America
Published on Sep 17, 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which is being called the strongest storm of 2018, has left a trail of destruction across the Philippines, Hong Kong, and southern China.

Marc Futernick: I’m A Climate Voter

The YEARS Project
Published on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Marc Futernick is the medical director of his hospital’s emergency department. One of his biggest concerns is climate change, because of the surge of patients he sees when heatwaves hit. That’s why he’s a climate voter. Join him: www.TheYearsProject.com/vote Made in partnership with Environmental Voter Project.