TAMPA -- As an equivocating rain peppers the Republican convention, the discussion both on the ground and in cyberspace never wanders far from the tropical storm heading for New Orleans. While Isaac spared Tampa the brunt of its winds and rain, it has collided head on with the Romney campaign's optics. On Monday morning, for [...]
As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, researchers were dropping instruments from the sky above to study the ocean conditions beneath the storm. The newly published study showed how a downwelling of warm waters deepened the storm's fuel tank for a rapid intensification toward hurricane status. Show More Summary
Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUS A...
It's been a busy hurricane season so far, but I wouldn't blame you for not being aware of that fact because most of the stronger storms have avoided landfall in the United States (with the exception of Isaac). Alas, another system lurks in the Caribbean ready to attack the East Coast with the fury of an angry God. Or not. It's way far out there. More »
Following a lost of power during tropical storm Isaac off Cuba on 26 August, the Liberian-flagged container ship Hansa Berlin found herself bricked up off the northern coast of Cuba. [...]
Haiti and excellence. Those are two words we seldom associate with each other, yet as Tropical Storm Isaac gained momentum on its track over Haiti, I stood in a building that proved how excellence is taking root in this earthquake-ravaged, poverty-raked country.
Rainbow Runner was more than ready for release on September 6 last week. With Tropical Storm Isaac out of the way and a boat back in the water for the turtle’s transportation out to sea, Rehabber Matt Brochhausen and Founder … Continue reading ?
Less than two weeks ago New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was nervously eyeing the Gulf of Mexico, worried that Tropical Storm Isaac might balloon into a Category 3 hurricane and barrel straight for New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a storm whose effects will forever be felt in the city. But Isaac, [...]
A couple weeks ago Mr. Bartender and I were in full hurricane readiness mode with Tropical Storm Isaac. It ended up being a non-issue for us, thankfully. Other areas of the country weren’t so lucky and they are faced with flooding, building damage and extended periods with no electricity. No matter where you live, you’re [...]Show More Summary
A rare turtle that washed ashore on the U.S. Virgin Islands during Tropical Storm Isaac and was flown to Florida for treatment at Turtle Hospital is making improvement.
On August 29th we received a call from William Coles, PhD from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with a very sick 123lb female hawksbill sea turtle laden with eggs. She was washed ashore with Tropical Storm Isaac apparently trying to get close … Continue reading ?
Hurricane Isaac was supposed to move, as a tropical storm then as an extratropical low, up the Mississippi, then east across the middle of the US. However, the low pressure system that was once Isaac has instead started to move back south again, and it is now a low pressure system of interest. When I…
Tiny Tropical Storm Michael formed today, Sept. 4, from the thirteenth tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean, but it seems that wind shear will make Michael struggle to intensify over the next couple of days like his "sister" Tropical Storm Leslie. Isaac's remnants blanket the U.S. east coast. read more
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk became the Atlantic's 11th named storm of 2012, a feat typically not reached until closer to the end of hurricane season in November.
As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac threatened the Republican National Convention in Tampa and battered New Orleans this week, we were reminded that it is once again hurricane season. For the good folks on the Gulf Coast, hurricane preparations are a way of life. Growing up in Louisiana, we expected schools and......
Even as the nation was reflecting on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, another tropical storm hit the same Southern area. Hurricane Isaac's destruction was tempered by functioning levees, but according to Time, many residents...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney will take a detour Friday and head for Louisiana, which has been battered all week by Tropical Storm Isaac. The Republican presidential candidate is due in Lakeland, Florida, shortly for a farewell rally, following the GOP convention. He...
Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it heads north toward Arkansas, but storm surges and heavy rainfall has flooded areas in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Coast Guard and Louisiana National Guard are working to rescue people stranded by high waters in low-lying areas.
Isaac has weakened to a tropical storm, with sustained winds at 70 mph or less. Hundreds of thousands are without power in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and many areas are under flash flood warnings and watches. Yahoo News will be tracking the storm's progress in the player below. Join the conversation by letting us know [...]
Writing dispatches from New Orleans for The New Republic has helped keep me sane through the seemingly never-ending tropical storm / hurricane experience that was...