Hurricane

Nearing 6th anniversary of Sandy, NYC announces $345K given to small businesses affected by storm

Cuisine by Claudette had only been open for six months before Hurricane Sandy hit in on Oct. 29, 2012. Located right on Rockaway Park, the eatery wasn’t spared as the storm ravaged the Rockaways. It was forced to shut down so soon after opening, said John Efrati, Cuisine by Claudette general...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:47am

Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen on path to Florida

Tropical Storm Michael became a hurricane on Monday and was expected to strengthen rapidly before hitting the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, packing winds of at least 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Michael was currently a Category 1 hurricane...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:30pm

Trump says hurricane 'one of the wettest we've seen, from the standpoint of water'

President Trump went viral Wednesday with his up-to-the-minute assessment of Hurricane Florence. “This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water,” he said. “Rarely have we had an experience like it, and it certainly is not good....

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:24pm

Hurricane Florence remnants to drop heavy rain on Boston area

This week began with some beautiful Boston weather, but unfortunately, it won’t last long. The remnants of Hurricane Florence are set to drop some intense rain on the region, according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, slamming the Carolinas ...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:41pm

Hurricane Florence remnants to bring rain to NYC

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but the storm is still hanging around. And soon, it'll affect New York City weather. Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, slamming the Carolinas with torrential rain and intense winds. The 350-mile-wide storm left as many...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:09pm

Prepping for Hurricane Flo? Don’t forget a pet evacuation kit

As Accuweather forecasters expect Hurricane Flo is to “unleash catastrophic flooding” along the East Coast this week, tens of thousands of southern residents are facing mandatory evacuation orders. And since many other regions of the coast are bracing for the effects of Hurricane Flo,...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:48pm

City under coastal flood advisory as Hurricane Flo gains momentum

With the National Weather Service expecting Hurricane Flo to “become a major hurricane” Monday, New York City and much of the East Coast are bracing for the effects of the storm. Forecasters say the storm formerly known as Tropical Storm Florence will hit North and South Carolina later...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:09pm

What to expect from NYC weather this peak hurricane season

After what’s been a hot, seemingly never-ending summer, the gods of NYC weather have given us a reprieve with some cooler temperatures the past few days. But is this break in the heat just a blip or a sign that summer is starting to wind down? “According to the Climate Prediction...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 4:27pm

More than 720K NYC-area homes at risk of storm damage this hurricane season: Report

June marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and that means that millions of homes along the coast could be at risk of storm damage. In New York City alone, more than 726,000 homes are at risk of storm damage like flooding from a storm surge, making it the second most at-risk city in the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:21pm

Hurricane season 2018: What to expect

From Hurricane Maria, which Puerto Rico is still reeling from, to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston, Texas, thousands were affected by tropical storms and hurricanes last year, so what will hurricane season 2018 bring? It’s already that time again. June 1 marks the beginning of...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

‘Are we going to wait for another Sandy to hit us?’

Living in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2012, Rachel Rivera thought she was safe when Superstorm Sandy hit New York City that Oct. 29. Five years later, the horror of that night is still present for her and her now-11-year-old daughter. “She’s terrified that she’s going to relive...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:46pm

Climate-change costs could rise by $35 billion a year within decades: Report

The cost of climate change could rise by $35 billion a year by mid-century, and the federal government should develop a strategy to manage climate-change risks, a new report by the nonpartisan General Accountability Office says. The report, prepared at the request of Republican Sen. Susan Collins...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:38pm

New York City could get hit with a flood every five years, not 500: Study

With the October 29th anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaching and storms leaving the world’s coastlines waterlogged, 6sqft recently covered a new report predicting rising sea levels and a growing flood risk. Now a new study, published Monday, found that New York is almost...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:15pm

New report 'a wake up call' for New York on growing flood risk

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:19pm

How to help Hurricane Maria victims

This hurricane season has been particularly destructive, and Puerto Rico is the latest to get hit. Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm, devastated the island on Wednesday after striking the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, where seven people were killed. “This is total devastation,...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:19am

This is what Hurricane Irma did to Trump's real estate in the Caribbean

President Donald Trump’s $17 million beachfront Caribbean mansion survived Hurricane Irma relatively unscathed, its red roofs standing in stark contrast to the toppled buildings littering the rest of St. Martin. St. Martin was 95 percent destroyed after Hurricane Irma tore through on Sept. 6...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:24pm

East Coast to feel effects of Hurricane Jose

While the East Coast is not a direct target of Hurricane Jose, the region will still be affected as the storm is currently on the move north. As of 11 a.m., Monday, Jose was centered between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and Bermuda, National Weather Service Meterologist Ross Dickman told...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 1:51pm

These are the worst hurricanes of all time

The wrath of hurricane season is upon us and after a few years of relative calm when it comes coastal storms, Mother Nature dealt two blows in the form of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, reminding the East Coast exactly what she can do. More than 100 people have died as a result of the two...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:50pm

Trump killed Obama's new flood-safety standards weeks before Harvey hit

President Trump has been criticized for his tone-deaf comportment as Hurricane Harvey has laid waste to Houston, tweeting a plug for an ally's book, revisiting his election victory in Missouri and offering a cheerful "Thanks!" as the category-4 storm made landfall. But his most...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 2:46pm

Hurricane Harvey threatens US with most powerful storm in 12 years

A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified on Thursday spinning into the potentially biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation's oil refining industry. Hurricane Harvey is forecast to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday,...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:51pm