Floods

Floods Along the White Nile
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Floods Along the White Nile

Seasonal rains along the White Nile and Blue Nile can cause widespread devastation when the rivers overflow.

Published Sep 20, 2021

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Hurricane Ida Leaves a Trail of Oil
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Hurricane Ida Leaves a Trail of Oil

Federal and state agencies and private companies are working to find and contain oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Published Sep 10, 2021

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A Changed Landscape in Southern Louisiana
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A Changed Landscape in Southern Louisiana

Hurricane Ida left behind large new patches of open water that scientists will be watching closely to see if vegetation and healthy marshes return.

Published Sep 8, 2021

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Flash Floods from Ida Swamp the Northeast
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Flash Floods from Ida Swamp the Northeast

Many of the worst-hit areas in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York saw 6 to 10 inches of rain fall in just a few hours.

Published Sep 2, 2021

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Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans
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Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans

Three days after Hurricane Ida, many people in Louisiana are going without electric power due to downed power lines and damaged transmission towers.

Published Sep 1, 2021

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