25 Aug '11, 10pm

#irene

NRDC’s “Climate Change Threatens Health ” webpages map five major climate-health vulnerabilities across the US. One of these is Flooding , which much of the East Coast is now bracing for because of the approach of Hurricane Irene . It’s time for everyone in eastern communities to prepare , check on friends and neighbors, know your local warning systems , and stay informed . People in New York City can check on preparedness steps here . Unfortunately, many of the harmful effects of hurricanes can be compounded by climate change. Climate change has been linked to hurricanes and storms with more destructive potential in the Atlantic. As climate change continues, storms with faster wind speeds and more rain are likely. Intense rains and coastal storm surges can cause extensive flooding and an associated range of health impacts and risks, including: death and injury contaminate...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kknowlton/irene_approac...

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