Hurricane Irene bore down on the U.S. with Category 1-force winds of 90 miles (150 kilometers) an hour, threatening a storm surge as warnings were posted from North Carolina to southern New England, including New York City.
Hurricane Issac is unleashing a “dangerous storm surge” along the northern Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 10 p.m. local time.
Research has shown for several years that Manhattan faces serious flood risk.
Could a surge-protection barrier have saved New York City from much of the flood ravages of superstorm Sandy?
Hurricane Isaac unleashed a storm surge of as much as 12 feet (3.7 meters) and strong winds as it pushes water over a levee on its path to New Orleans.
When Kevin Harrison talks to Alabama lawmakers about the waters that scientists say will inundate the bridges, ports and highways he oversees, he never discusses climate change.