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FL - Naples council 'strongly opposes' Army Corps' coastal resiliency plan for Collier County

Naples City Council unanimously voted Thursday to send a letter to Collier commissioners in “strong opposition” of a multi-billion-dollar federal project meant to protect the county’s shores from storm risks.

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Energy

GOM - Hurricanes Raise Risk Of Oil Spills In Gulf Of Mexico

As the latest strong storm that passed through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico showed, hurricanes are testing the resilience of offshore oil and gas facilities and pipelines.

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Tourism

LA - Ida curfew lifted in New Orleans; 11 new deaths reported

HOUMA, La. — New Orleans lifted a nightly curfew Wednesday as the city moved closer to regaining full power 10 days after Hurricane Ida, but hundreds of thousands of people outside the city were still without lights and water and more than a quarter of a million children were unable to return to schools.

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Property

LA - Hurricane Ida Damage Projections Reaching the Scale of Irma, Harvey and Sandy

Insured losses from Hurricane Ida are now creeping into the $30 billion range after catastrophe modelers added damage to properties in the Northeast, putting the catastrophe on par with Hurricane Irma and Harvey in 2017 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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Waterways

FL - Waters around Manatee County, Anna Maria Island are clear of red tide — for now

After months of fish kills and sometimes smelly beaches, red tide conditions that affected waters around Anna Maria Island and Manatee County have receded — for now.

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Fisheries

LA - Large numbers of dead fish found at Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay after Ida

Save Coastal Wildlife is receiving reports of many dead fish found on the beach from South Amboy eastward to Port Monmouth in Middletown.

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Engineering

AL - Alabama's "lessons learned" from Hurricane Ida.

Hurricane forecasters are keeping an eye on a system that could become Tropical Storm Mindy. This follows the ongoing cleanup from Hurricane Ida that killed two people in Alabama and did widespread damage in Louisiana. Disaster managers in Alabama are looking at lessons learned from Ida as they prepare for what the current hurricane may have in store.

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Property

USA - Insured losses from Hurricane Ida could hit $21 billion: CoreLogic

Insured flood and wind losses from Hurricane Ida are estimated at between $14 billion and $21 billion, according to CoreLogic Inc.

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Science

USA - Developing Digital Twins for Improved Hurricane Prediction

Researchers from UT Austin lead new project expanding AI and Machine Learning techniques for extreme weather prediction

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Energy

GOM - US Gulf production, power slowly returning post-Ida

US offshore oil and natural gas production continues to return to service while the pace of power restoration in Louisiana is also rising daily, eight days after Hurricane Ida hit the region.

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Waterways

LA - Lower Mississippi River Open To All Vessel Traffic

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard captain-of-the-port, New Orleans, Capt. Will Watson, has opened the Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic in New Orleans and key ports throughout Southeast Louisianna Friday following Hurricane Ida.

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Engineering

FL - Pinellas Sand Key beach renourishment project in peril

A once-brushed-over provision of the project is now now putting the Sand Key Beach Renourishment Project in doubt.

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Engineering

FL - Beaches in Walton County deeply eroded due to Hurricane Ida

The Panhandle didn’t get the brunt of Hurricane Ida’s rains and winds, but Walton got some of her effects following powerful storms.

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Property

LA -SHATTERED On sinking Isle de Jean Charles, Ida shredded the few remaining homes

ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES - Albert Naquin had been dreading the drive to see what Hurricane Ida did to his people's longtime home

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Energy

GOM - Rush to contain large oil spill in Gulf of Mexico after Storm Ida

Clean-up crews and the US Coast Guard are trying to locate the source of an oil spill spotted in the Gulf of Mexico after deadly Hurricane Ida.

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Property

LA - 'I won't leave.' Residents of hard-hit Louisiana town undeterred by another deadly hurricane

Ida touched down on August 29 as a Category 4 hurricane near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, south of New Orleans, with winds of 150 miles an hour.

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Advocacy

TX - Elon Musk's SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, says Texas environmental groups

SpaceX’s starship jumped over southern Texas last March, with tangerine flames and white smoke erupting behind it, making it look very normal. However, about 6 minutes after the test flight, the spacecraft returned to Earth.

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Engineering

FL - Florida’s coastal wetlands are our best hurricane protection

While climate change did not create damaging weather and wildfires, it has demonstrably made them more extreme and punishing. There is a credible foreboding among many Floridians as we continue through the 2021 hurricane season.

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Local

FL - 150 sea turtles killed by red tide so far this year, FWC says

SARASOTA, Fla. - If you don't feel it in the air, signs on Manasota Beach warn of red tide.

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Engineering

FL - Sand placement signals beach renourishment's start

The island’s beach renourishment project kicked off this week with the placement of the first sand.

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Science

GOM - Hurricane Ida Turned Into a Monster Because of a Giant Warm Patch in the Gulf of Mexico

As Hurricane Ida headed into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists was closely watching a giant, slowly swirling pool of warm water directly ahead in its path.

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Engineering

TX - The final Ike Dike plan won't protect against every storm - especially with climate change

Bill Merrell knew something needed to be done to protect the Texas coastline from the moment he looked down from a building on Galveston Island and saw the raging waters below. It was September 2008, and Hurricane Ike had pushed in a storm surge as high as 20 feet on nearby Bolivar Peninsula. Its force wiped out communities, with bodies found in the debris.

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