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A memoir of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
SARAH BROOM’S moving memoir does not belong to her alone. She shares the story with her mother, Ivory Mae, and with the house in New Orleans East—razed after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005—in which Ivory Mae brought up 12 children, of whom the author was the “babiest”. As much amanuensis as protagonist, Ms Broom weaves her memories and her mother’s testimony into a personal, historical and sociological study of African-American life in New Orleans…
Above-Average Hurricane Season Likely in 2019, NOAA Says
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is now more likely to produce an above-average number of hurricanes and tropical storms, according to an updated outlook released Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. NOAA expects 10 to 17 named storms during the season, including five to nine hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes. This is slightly more active than the outlook released Monday by Colorado State University, which called for 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and two major hurricanes this season.
The 30-year average (1981-2010) is 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. A major hurricane is one that is Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Last year, 15 named storms, eight hurricanes and two major hurricanes tore through the Atlantic Basin…
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