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Currently in New Orleans - September 30, 2022

Sunny and Breezy 

The weather, currently.

Well folks, I don't know what to say besides the perfect weather is going to continue to perfect on Friday. High temps will be a few degrees higher than today at around 83°F, but with low humidity it will feel great outside. It will still be a little breezy but not quite as windy as it has been the last few days. The early morning and evening temps will be in the mid 60s! Get out and enjoy it why don't you!

The great weather is going to continue throughout the weekend. There are a couple of events around town this weekend that will be even better knowing we won't have to sweat through them. I'll be headed Uptown to Art for Art's Sake on the 1st. If you aren't into art, there's also the Fried Chicken Festival you can head to as well. Even if you just take a walk around your neighborhood, go enjoy the weekend bliss!

Florida, we haven't forgotten about you and what you're going through. If you'd like to help anyone going through this life changing event, donate to reputable organizations with a local presence. In my experience this helps the most.

Leslie Holder

What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity for 2.67 million in Florida, flooding homes and businesses across the state, after making landfall as one of the strongest storms to ever impact the United States.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the Category 4 hurricane as a “500-year flood event.”

As it moved out of Florida, the storm caused massive damage — even central cities like Orlando saw unprecedented flooding. Ian is shaping up to possibly be one of the costliest storms in Florida's history.

The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm as it left Florida’s east coast, however, Ian has since been re-upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it crossed the Atlantic and headed toward Georgia and South Carolina.

Dan Allers, a council member in Fort Myers Beach, described the state of his community post-storm as “total devastation” in one CNN article.

He told journalists he estimates nearly 90 percent of the island is gone, including homes and long-standing businesses.

A third landfall is now expected near Charleston, South Carolina on Friday afternoon, where the national weather service warns of “life threatening storm surges.” Ian will bring heavy rain through the mid-Atlantic region into the weekend.

Ian underwent rapid intensification before making landfall in Florida, – a phenomenon where a storm's wind speeds increase by around 35 MPH in a 24-hour period. Human-induced climate change has made rapid intensification significantly more common over the past few years for two reasons: warming oceans and excess water in the atmosphere.

According to a rapid analysis by researchers at Stony Brook University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, human-induced climate change also increased Ian's extreme rain rates by over 10 percent.

-Abbie Veitch

What you can do, currently.

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