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Barry Becomes a Hurricane Just Before Landfall in Louisiana

Update 2 pm Saturday: Barry made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Intracoastal City, just southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana early Saturday afternoon. Sustained winds have since decreased slightly to 70 mph, as of the 2 pm ET update from the National Hurricane Center. Even though Barry is once again …

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How the infamous Galveston hurricane killed 12,000 after the US played politics with weather forecasting in 1900

“…You can’t play politics with a weather bureau. “If you make it political, people will die,” those were the words of Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had, in 2017, given reasons for what he believed had caused The Galveston Hurricane of …

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How the infamous Galveston hurricane killed 12000 after the US played politics with weather forecasting in 1900

“…You can’t play politics with a weather bureau. “If you make it political, people will die,” those were the words of Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had, in 2017, given reasons for what he believed had caused The Galveston Hurricane of …

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Tropical disturbance eyes Gulf, south Louisiana: Major rainfall possible, experts say

National Hurricane Center forecasters believe a tropical depression or storm is very likely to form later this week in the Gulf of Mexico, but they’re hedging their bets on exactly where it might pop up. In their 2 p.m. forecast Monday, forecasters estimated there’s an 80 percent chance a system will …

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How to Buy Hurricane Travel Insurance

Booking a tropical Caribbean or seaside vacation during hurricane season is always something of a gamble. The statistical chances of a hurricane impacting your trip are rather slim, but certainly not zero. And while some years are quiet, with only a handful of named storms threatening tourism areas, overall the …

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The best time of year to take a cruise to 6 of the most popular destinations

Caption Close Business Insider When you’re booking a cruise, you can save money and beat the crowds by timing your trip strategically. Generally, the cheapest time of year to travel will be when the weather is less-than-perfect in your destination. Here’s the best time of year to travel, financially speaking, …

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The best time of year to take a cruise to 6 of the most popular destinations

Caption Close Business Insider When you’re booking a cruise, you can save money and beat the crowds by timing your trip strategically. Generally, the cheapest time of year to travel will be when the weather is less-than-perfect in your destination. Here’s the best time of year to travel, financially speaking, …

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Adventists Plant Coconut Trees to Beautify Beaches Affected by Hurricane

June 28, 2019 Government initiative in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, sees church as effective partners. By: Northern Caribbean Conference and Inter-American Division News Members of the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist church on the Caribbean island of Tortola recently planted dozens of coconut trees along the shores in an effort to beautify their …

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Dust from Africa to set off spectacular sunsets along the Gulf Coast while quelling Atlantic hurricane activity

A thin veil of dust from the Sahara Desert is riding the trade winds west, setting the stage for a milky sky and vibrant sunsets across the Gulf Coast. At the same time, the bone dry air containing this dust is thwarting any attempt for tropical storms to develop and …

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All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked

Six Flags is the golden standard for amusement parks across the United States. The sheer variety of parks, rides, and attractions puts these destinations a cut above the rest. To help you decide which one is right for you — summer toad trip, anyone? — we’ve ranked all 16 Six …

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