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NOAA Predicts Up To 18 Days of High Tide Flooding In Boston Next Year – WBUR

Posted: July 18, 2021 at 5:42 pm

Boston had 11 days of high-tide flooding last year and can expect 1118 days next year, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Sometimes called "nuisance" or "sunny-day" flooding, high-tide flooding occurs when tides reach anywhere from 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average high tide and start spilling onto streets or bubbling up from storm drains. There have been increasingly more in recent years, largely due to sea-level rise.

High-tide flooding endangers crucial infrastructure in Boston, includingwaste and stormwater systems, MBTA lines, and roads like the frequently-flooded Morrissey Boulevard.

"Damaging floods that decades ago happened only during a storm are now happening more regularly, even without severe weather," saidNicole LeBoeuf, director of NOAA's National Ocean Service, at a press conference. "High tide flood levels may become the new high tide in some locations."

"For the first time in human history, the infrastructure we build must be designed and constructed with future conditions in mind," she added.

NOAA's 2021 State of High Tide Flooding and Annual Outlookdocuments changes in high-tide flooding patterns from May 2020 to April 2021 at 97 NOAA tide gauges along the U.S. coast including one in Boston and provides a flooding outlook for these locations through April 2022, as well as projections for the next several decades.

Boston's flood numbers weren't record-breaking last year the city saw 22 days of high-tide flooding in both 2009 and 2017, compared to 11 last year. NOAA oceanographerWilliam Sweet, lead author on the report, said that Boston's relative sea level actually dipped about four centimeters last year, possibly because of unusual atmospheric conditions. And while it's normal for sea-levels to wax and wane a bit each year, the overall trend is decidedly upwards.

"We had a little bit of a reprieve last year in terms of sea levels as well as storm activity," Sweet said, but "the telltales all are pointing to higher sea levels and more flooding in the coming years."

Fourteen coastal communities in the U.S. set or tied records for days of high-tide flooding. Galveston, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Bay Waveland, Mississippi locations that flooded 2-3 days each year 20 years ago set a record of more than 20 days of high tide floodingfrom May 2020 to April 2021.

The NOAA report predicts 20-35 days per year of high-tide flooding for Boston by 2030, and 45-95 days by 2050. These long term outlooks are based on the range of relative sea level rise, using "intermediate" scenarios from the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

To learn more about how sea-level rise affects Boston, check out all the features from our series Boston Under Water.

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Whats On Tap in Chicago This Weekend: July 9-11, 2021 – On Tap Sports Net

Posted: July 14, 2021 at 1:26 pm

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Chicagos first concert festival of 2021 is here. On Friday night, Windy City Smokeout will feature Darius Rucker as the headliner. Dierks Bentley will headline Saturday and Jon Pardi is Sundays featured act. Beyond the music, plenty of BBQ and beer make this festival one of the best of the summer.

While the Taste of Chicago wont happen like it usually does this year due to budget cuts, there will be a to-go style setup at various locations around the city. Click here for more information.

A less crowded festival this year will be the Southport Art Fair. Attendees will be able to peruse works of art up and down Southport and Waveland.

This 5k race is visiting Chicagos breweries weekly. This weeks locations will be Burning Bush Brewery (Saturday) and Twisted Hippo (Sunday). Participants will receive a free craft beer, collectors pint glass, and door prizes. Other festivities and games will be part of the event as well.

Date:Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11

Time:10:30 AM-1:30 PM and 2:00-5:00 PM

Location:Burning Bush Brewing (Ravenswood) and Twisted Hippo (Ravenswood)

Tickets:Register

Date: Saturday, July 10

Doors Open: 9:00 PM

Location: Radius (Tickets)

Here are all the sporting events involving Chicago-affiliated teams taking place this weekend.

The White Sox got some encouraging news this week as Eloy Jimenez is set to begin a rehab assignment at Class High-A Winston Salem on Friday. The Sox will look to continue building on their 7.5-game AL Central division lead when they visit the Orioles this weekend. For baseball analysis and commentary from a South Side perspective, check out theSox On Tappodcast.

With the Cubs massive struggles continuing, Jed Hoyer and co. will be in sell mode at the upcoming MLB trade deadline. Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel, Javier Baez, and Anthony Rizzo could all potentially be on the trade block, so tune in this weekend when they face the Cardinals as chances to watch those players in Cubbie blue may be dwindling down. Tune in to theCubs On Tappodcast for further commentary on the North Siders.

The Fire are off this week, but theyll be in action next Saturday night when they host Nashville SC at Soldier Field.

After defeating the OL Reign last Friday, the Red Stars look to continue their winning ways when they visit the Houston Dash on Sunday evening.

Be sure to follow Second City Soccer on Twitter for updates on the Fire, Red Stars, Chicago House, and the upcoming Olympics.

That will wrap things up for this edition ofWhats On Tap in Chicago This Weekend. As you can see, theres plenty to do in and around Chicago this weekend, so get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather! Be sure to check back weekly for future events.

As always, drop a comment if there is something you think we should add to the list for this weekend or any upcoming ones!

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‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ exhibit at the Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum – WXXV News 25

Posted: July 7, 2021 at 3:13 pm

The Smithsonians Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Mississippi Humanities Council, came together to showcase the Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit at the Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum.

The exhibition will tour six communities in Mississippi and Waveland is the only host site on the Coast.

The exhibit explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. The interactive exhibit showcases six panels that each tell a different story.

Bernie Cullen, museum board chair and project director, tells News 25 the exhibit allows residents in Hancock County to learn about the rich and rural heritage. We really liked the fact that it was Crossroads: Changes in Rural America because you know we are rural, we got some city, we got some country in us but when we look at the information about this exhibit, when you look at change when you look at persevering, when you look at community, it just fit Waveland and it fit Hancock County. So, what we also decided to do as a board is we didnt just look at it as a Waveland project, we looked at it as a Hancock County project.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America will be set up at the Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum until Saturday, August 14th. Admission is free.

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Where you can and cannot shoot fireworks this 4th of July weekend – WGNO New Orleans

Posted: July 2, 2021 at 8:48 pm

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) Firework displays are a time-honored tradition when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July holiday weekend. However, when it comes to personal use, local ordinances may prohibit lighting the fuse within city limits and parish boundaries.

WGNO is compiling a list this week of where you can and cant shoot fireworks in each and every parish and county within our region to keep you informed of the regulations and compliant with the local law for a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

However, make sure to check with your local authority to ensure safety and legality when it comes to your own personal use of fireworks.

It is unlawful for any resident to sell or use fireworks in New Orleans.

Fireworks are NOT allowed within the parish. This includes the cities of Kenner, Harahan and Westwego.

According to the ordinance in Kenner, it shall be unlawful for any person to have, keep, store, use, manufacture, offer to sell, handle, or transport any pyrotechnics within the corporate limits except as herein provided, it being the intention of this section to prohibit the sale of, distribution of, or discharge of pyrotechnics of any kind or description whatsoever within the corporate limits.

Gretna does allow fireworks sale and use during a 10-day period from June 25-July 5. Check city noise ordinances for compliance.

The town of Grand Isle also allows residential fireworks use as well.

Fireworks are allowed to be used in the unincorporated areas of Lafourche Parish from June 25-July 5, but only during specified times of the day. From June 26-July 2, they are allowed between 9 a.m. 9 p.m. July 3-4, 9 a.m. to midnight and on July 5 back to 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fireworks are NOT allowed within the city of Thibodaux or the Town of Golden Meadow (except for Oak Ridge Park). However, they are allowed in the Town of Lockport.

Only fireworks identified as Class C common fireworks shall be used in the parish. Fireworks use is permitted June 25-July 2, from 9 a.m. 11 p.m.; July 3-4 , 9 a.m. midnight; July 5, 9 a.m. 11 p.m.

No minor or child under the age of 18 is allowed to use fireworks without adult supervision. Fireworks are NOT allowed within 1,000 feet of any church, hospital, asylum, senior assistance facility, school, public building or fireworks retail location.

Illegal use of fireworks could result in a $500 fine and up to six months in jail.

Fireworks can legally be used in the parish surrounding the 4th of July celebration from June 25-July 2, from 9 a.m. 11 p.m.

On July 3 and 4, fireworks can be used from 9 a.m. 11 p.m., and on July 5 from 9 a.m. 10 p.m.

Any use outside these hours would be considered illegal disturbing of the peace.

Fireworks are allowed in the parish July 3-4 from 9 a.m. 10 p.m. provided the fireworksare not discharged within 1,000 feet of a gas station or industrial facility or within other location(s) specifically prohibited by ordinance. Anyone caught violating these regulations could be fined $100 and/or be imprisoned 30 days in jail.

The unincorporated areas of the parish have no firework restrictions and will follow state guidelines.

The towns of Gramercy and Lutcher do have their own ordinances on fireworks, therefore residents are encouraged to contact their local authorities for community regulations prior to personal use.

Fireworks are allowed to be used by adults or children under the supervision of adults within the parish from dusk until 10 p.m. No fireworks may be discharged within 500 feet from any hospital,church, nursing home or school that is occupied.

Violators upon conviction in a court of proper jurisdiction, shall be guilty of amisdemeanor and shall be fined not less that $50.00 or not more that $500.00.

Fireworks are allowed inside the unincorporated areas of the parish. However fireworks are NOT allowed inside Slidell, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Madisonville, Pearl River, Folsom and Sun. If caught, residents could receive a $500 fine and serve up to six months in jail.

Fireworks are allowed in Covington.

Fireworks are legal in the parish, however they are NOT allowed within 1,000 feet of any church, school, hospital, or public building, Check with authorities in your community regarding any local restrictions that might be in effect.

Fireworks are NOT allowed within city limits. All fireworks must be used 500 feet away from homes and can only be enjoyed between dusk and 10 p.m. on July 4.

Fireworks are allowed in the unincorporated areas of the parish. However, the use of fireworks is NOT allowed in the city of Bogalusa.

Fireworks are legal in the county. However, check with local authorities in regarding any restrictions such as a burn and/or fire ban due to dry weather conditions. Regulations may differ in Diamondhead, Waveland and Bay St. Louis, Kiln and Pearlington, so check with city officials in each for up-to-date information on personal fireworks use.

Fireworks are allowed in the unincorporated areas of the county. Residents are encouraged to contact local authorities within the incorporated communities for any restrictions that may apply.

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Public information meeting planned for S.R. 59 project in Waveland – Journal Review

Posted: June 23, 2021 at 6:33 am

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WAVELAND The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a public information meeting will be held Thursday for the proposed State Road 59 pavement rehabilitation and bridge replacement project. This project on S.R. 59 extends from C.R. 1150S to State Road 47 in Waveland.

The meeting will be held at the Waveland Community Center, 108 Howard St. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the presentation to begin at 5:30 p.m.

The project proposes milling, resurfacing and widening S.R. 59 from the beginning of the project to the Main Street and Cross Street intersection, and from north of the bridge over Little Raccoon Creek to S.R. 47.

On S.R. 59 (Main Street), the pavement will be widened approximately two feet to allow for the installation of a storm sewer system with adequate curb offset. The pavement on S.R. 59 will be widened approximately eight feet in areas where there is existing gravel for on-street parking. The existing 11-foot wide travel lanes, on-street parking, and curb and gutter on S.R. 59 (Cross Street) from the intersection of Main Street and Cross Street to the bridge over Little Raccoon Creek will be replaced. The curbs and storm sewer system will be replaced within the downtown area and added to the roadway between the downtown area and the bridge.

Existing sidewalks, from approximately one half of one mile west of the Main Street and Cross Street intersection to the Main Street and Cross Street and from the Cross St and Green Street intersection to just south of the bridge replacement, will be reconstructed to be ADA compliant.

The project will replace the S.R. 59 Bridge over Little Raccoon Creek.

This public information meeting is opportunity for INDOT to meet with members of the community regarding the road work, solicit input and address concerns the community may have regarding the proposed project.

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PTC#3 Running out of Time and Water – alabamawx.com

Posted: at 6:33 am

Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 is more of an open trough than a closed low. There is a low-level center, but it is totally exposed.

The system is running out of time to be classified as a tropical storm. Whether it is named or not, the impacts will be about the same. There are tropical-storm-force winds east of the center. Those will be coming ashore in the Tropical Storm Warning area from Morgan City to near Sandestin.

Moderate to heavy rain is overspreading southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, Southwest Alabama, and Northwest Florida.

Tides are running 3-4 feet above normal on the western Mississippi coast at Waveland. At Shell Beach, LA, the tide is nearly 4 feet above normal.

Winds are gusting to 26 mph at Gulf Shores and 30 mph at NAS Pensacola. At Boothville LA, it is gusting to 24 mph.

Waterspouts are possible over the next hour or so in the waters off St, Bernard Parish. There is a continuing tornado threat later tonight and tomorrow north and northeast of the system as it lifts north and northeast, but that threat may be less than earlier expected.

Heavy rain will spread across South and South-Central Alabama later tonight and Saturday. Flooding is possible and flash flood watches are in effect.

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A Look at our Weather and PTC#3 at 6:20 p.m. – alabamawx.com

Posted: at 6:33 am

An outer feeder band from our potential tropical cyclone is moving across Central Alabama right now. It is approaching Rockford, Dadeville, and Auburn. The western end over Bibb and Chilton Counties fizzled out. The storms will produce quick downpours. They also are producing lightning and gusty winds.

An outflow boundary is moving through Shelby County.

Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 remains disorganized. It continues to have a difficult time because its low-level center is exposed from the widespread convection.

The third Air Force recon flight is making its way through the storm for the first time right now.

It is running out of time to be classified as a tropical storm. The system will be on land within the next several hours if it isnt already.

But classified or not, it is going to produce heavy over a wide area. Heavy rain is already covering the coast from Fort Walton Beach westward across the Alabama and Mississippi Coasts into southeastern Louisiana around Houma and New Orleans.

The plane is finding some tropical storm force winds offshore in the northern and northeasterly sides of the system. The peak wind on the run around the northeastern side of the system turned up one 45 knot flight level wind, which translates to about 45 mph at the surface. These winds will be coming onshore along the Mississippi, Alabama, and Northwest Florida coasts this evening.

There will be issues with storm surge. The surge at Waveland, MS is currently around 3 feet above normal. This is where the water sort of funnels together there between Southeast Lousiana and the western Mississippi coast. At SHell Beach, LA the tide is climbing, already nearing 3 feet above normal. Tides are running 1-1.5 feet above normal on the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts.

Rip currents will be a big problem as well all along the Gulf Coast. Please stay out oft eh water if you are vacationing on the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts.

So far, the tornado threat has not been an issue, although it may come more into play later tonight and especially tomorrow. It may not be as big of a threat since the system is not very organized. We will have to wait and see.

We will have a new advisory here in about 30 minutes. Be back with that.

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Do not connect the dots and 4 other things about the Cleveland Indians – cleveland.com

Posted: at 6:33 am

CHICAGO -- Manager Terry Francona saw no connection between MLBs ban on grip enhancers and the injuries to front-line starters Aaron Civale and Shane Bieber.

Civale left Tuesdays 4-0 win over the Cubs with two out in the fifth with a sore middle finger. He still leads the big leagues in wins and innings pitched, but he is headed for the injured list after he visits hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham in Dayton on Wednesday.

Biebers last start was on June 13 against Seattle. He left after 5 2/3 innings because of a sore right shoulder.

No, and again Im not going to talk about every single pitcher, but Civale was doing nothing different last night than hes done all year, said Francona. Just because (theres a ban) doesnt mean every pitcher does it.

Umpires started checking pitchers for substances on Monday. Civale was checked twice after innings. Each reliever on the Indians and Cubs was checked at the end of their particular inning. James Karinchak, who pitched the ninth for the Indians, was checked before the inning started.

The Indians relievers had fun with it.

I was laughing, said Nick Wittgren, who pitched out of a jam in the seventh. I kind of made a joke, first time I was gonna come off, drop my hat, glove, take off my jersey, turn it around. But no, umpires, theyre just doing their job as well, just like us. Were doing what were told and theyre doing what theyre told. You have to look at it from both ways.

Crew chief Hunter Wendlestedt met with Francona and Cubs manager David Ross before Mondays game to tell them how the process was going to work.

I thought he did a really good job of explaining it, and what they were gonna do and how they were going to do it, said Francona. That puts you at ease a little bit. I thought they handled themselves extremely well.

Theyre not looking to throw people out of a game. And he made that abundantly clear. They have a job to do and we have a job to do and hopefully everybody does it the way youre supposed to, you wont see any fireworks.

No. 1: Fix it yourself

Team executives Chris Antonetti and Mike Chernoff are exploring possible ways to find help for the rotation, but a lot of other teams are looking for the same thing.

Unless something unexpected happens, Francona, pitching coach Carl Willis and the rest of the organizations pitching gurus know theyre going to have to lean on their internal arms to try and get through this.

The rotation headed into the four-game series against the Twins that starts Thursday night will be J.C. Mejia, Cal Quantrill, Sam Hentges and Eli Morgan, who started Tuesday night against the Cubs. Quantrill is the only one who was on the roster on opening day.

No. 2: There are no words

Francona talked to the Indians after Bieber was placed on the injured list. There have been no meetings in the wake of Civales injury because the message would be the same.

Im actually pleased with how theyre doing, said Francona. Theyre fighting. They know. I dont want to scare them. As long as they believe, Im certainly going to believe. We have to do this together. We know its challenging. The last time I told them, I know the way it wont work.

No. 3: June boom

An improved offense has been one of the ways the Indians have continued to win while losing one starting pitcher after another. They went into Tuesdays game averaging 5.65 runs a game in June compared to 3.96 in April and 3.93 in May. Theyre hitting .258 in June compared to .206 in April and .226 in May.

The reason for the surge? Bobby Bradley is hitting .283 (13-for-46), Harold Ramirez .320 (16-for-50), Jose Ramirez .300 (18-for-60), Eddie Rosario .313 (21-for-67) and Amed Rosario .324 (23-for-71) in June.

No.4: Finally

Injured catchers Austin Hedges and Roberto Perez played catch in front of the dugout before Tuesday nights game. Perez (right ring finger) will start his rehab assignment Wednesday at Columbus. Hedges is in concussion protocol. ... Bieber (right shoulder) worked out in the outfield. Hes still not ready to throw. ... Josh Naylor and Bradley put on a power display that had the fans in the outfield seats at Wrigley cheering. Bradley hit the scoreboard in right field, while Naylor hit one onto Waveland Avenue over the seats in right center. ... Eddie Rosario took a nine-game hitting streak into Tuesdays game. Rosario has raised his average from .203 to .254 over the last 28 games. Hes hit .324 (34-for-105) in that stretch.

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Cindy Ball Obituary – Death Notice and Service Information – Legacy.com

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Cindy Poirier Ball, 64, of Gurnee, IL., passed away peacefully at Advocate Condell Hospital following a courageous 11-year battle with ovarian cancer. Cindy was surrounded by her loving family when God called her home.

Cindy grew up in Wildwood, IL and attended Woodland Elementary School and Warren Township High School. Cindy was the 1974 Warren High School Girls State Representative, and during her senior year she was the recipient of the distinguished Gilbert Clem Scholarship Award.

In 1980 Cindy graduated from Western Illinois University (WIU) earning a bachelors degree in business with an emphasis in human resources. Professionally, Cindy improved the quality of health care in Lake County by recruiting capable and qualified nurses for Vista and Northwestern/Lake Forest Hospitals for more than 35 years. She was a past board member and treasurer of the Chicago Nurse Recruiter Organization and was well regarded in the HR recruitment field.

Cindy had several avocations. She was an avid reader since childhood and shared her love of books with many. She was also a skilled writer whose pen could evoke humor, seriousness, joy, and sadness depending on the intention of her missive. A keen observer of the human condition, Cindy often displayed her amazing and acerbic wit in her writings and her conversations. Moreover, Cindy had the soul of an artist, a talent passed on to her from her beloved father. Dancing brought Cindy great joy, as did attending plays, watching her recorded movies and television programs, and the Annual Academy Awards.

In 1984, Cindy married the love of her life, Carl Spark Ball. They met their freshman year at WIU. Together they became parents in 1994 when their son, Carl Edward Ball joined the family, soon followed by Renee Janine in 1995. There was nothing Cindy loved more than family time because her children were the light of her life, greatest pride, and her lasting achievement.

Throughout her life, Cindy nurtured and developed her genuine Christian faith personally and with her family. Cindy attended Village Church of Gurnee with her family for over 15 years. More recently she began to attend Immanuel Church in Gurnee and cherished her weekly Zoom bible study with her sisters-in Christ along with the small group bible study with her husband. Cindy relied on her faith to sustain and comfort her throughout her long illness.

Cindy was proceeded in death by her father, William James Poirier and is survived by her husband, Carl Spark Ball; her children, Carl Edward and Renee Janine (Brandon); her mother, Dolores (ne Witte) Poirier; her brother, Bill (Chrissy) Poirier; her sister, Nancy (Bill) McCormick; her mother-in-law, Karen Ball; her sister-in-law, Cheryl (Allen) Marttila. Cindy is also survived by many beloved aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a cherished sister-cousin, Margie Witte Breckenfeld and special sister-friends, Ann Graham Deuel, and Debbie Gonyo Hoselton. Lastly, included in those mourning Cindys passing is her treasured dog, Chase.

To honor Cindys memory, the Ball family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The Open House celebration will occur from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Ball Family home: 1297 Waveland Ave. Gurnee, IL. A memorial service will commence at 3:00 p.m. All those who knew and loved Cindy (and her immediate and extended family) are welcome to come and share happy memories together.

Per Cindys wishes, and in lieu of flowers, the Ball family would be grateful for donations made in Cindys memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. Checks can be mailed to: Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, P.O. Box 32141, New York, NY. 10087, or may be made by email to: [emailprotected]

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Why Hurricane Season 2020 was one for the record books – WGNO New Orleans

Posted: June 13, 2021 at 12:25 pm

NEW ORLEANS The 2020 hurricane season was the most active season ever.

Every piece of real estate along the immediate coastline was under some type of tropical storm, hurricane, or storm surge watch or warning during the hurricane season, says Michael Brennan from the National Hurricane Centers Hurricane Specialist Unit.

In all, 30 named storms formed, a new season high. It topped 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina, when there were 28 storms.

Eleven storms made landfall last year another record. The previous record was set in 1916 with nine storms coming on land. Louisiana got four of those landfalls, which tied a record for the most for any single state in one season.

Forecasters initially thought that Hurricane Marco made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River, which would have been a new record. But, the final report says Marco stayed just off the coast and never actually made a landfall.

Hurricane Lauras 150 mph winds tied a storm in 1856 for the strongest to hit Louisiana directly. Hurricane Camille (1969), a Category 5 hurricane, was stronger, but made landfall near Waveland, Mississippi.

Hurricane Delta was strongest to directly hit New Orleans.

Other firsts in the season: two major hurricanes registered in November Eta and Iota. That had never happened. And, Iota reached Category 5 intensity on November 16th, the latest for any Category 5 storm.

The other first-of-its-kind last year: dealing with all these storms during another crisis the pandemic. It put everyone in the path of a storm in a difficult position, including the forecasters.

A pandemic tells you to stay home. And a hurricane forces you to evacuate, says Jamie Rhome of the NHC Storm Surge Unit. So, how do you deconflict that information and convey your message in a way that people can understand? We were struggling all season long. It was a psychologically difficult lift for every single one of our forecasters.

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