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US Could Suffer a 'Katrina' Every Other Year

Major storm surges could happen 10 times as often by century's end: study

(Newser) - A new study offers a dire warning about climate change: Hurricanes like Katrina could be commonplace by century's end. Researchers found that intense storm surges, typically the deadliest aspect of such storms, could become 10 times as frequent over upcoming decades if the climate warms by 3.6 degrees.... More »

Irene Lands in NJ, Big Apple Braces

'Time for evacuation is over,' says Bloomberg

(Newser) - Barely a hurricane but massive and packed with rain, Irene lumbered onto the New Jersey shore this morning on its way toward pummeling New York, which the AP reports turned eerily quiet as the city hunkered down. The National Hurricane Center said the center of the huge storm reached land... More »

It's Too Late to Flee Texas, Officials Warn

Ike may become Category 3 storm before landfall

(Newser) - Officials in Houston and Galveston warned residents to stay put tonight as Hurricane Ike threatened to become a Category 3 storm, CNN reports. “If someone has not left the island by now, they need to go get inside and stay there,” the mayor of Galveston said. Nearly a... More »

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