Explaining Rapid Hurricane Intensification | August 30, 2021

Explaining Rapid Hurricane Intensification | August 30, 2021

hi i m carl azuz welcoming viewers from around the world to cnn 10. we have a major story leading things off yesterday a major hurricane made landfall in the u.s state of louisiana landfall is when a hurricane’s eye its center is halfway over a coast and the eye of hurricane ida arrived in port fouchon sunday afternoon when it hit the storm’s sustained wind speeds were 150 miles per hour that made ida an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane as it approached louisiana governor john bel edwards said the storm could be a big challenge for his state and a new orleans homeland security official told people to stock up on enough food and water for at least three days some louisianans were ordered to leave their homes schools were closed in that state and parts of neighboring mississippi hundreds of thousands lost power airlines canceled all flights at louis armstrong new orleans international airport and a lot of officials were concerned about the city of new orleans it’s 50 miles north of where hurricane ida made landfall and that occurred 16 years to the day after hurricane katrina hit this region it caused catastrophic failure in the levees that protected the city from flooding contributing to the deaths of 1500 people a city official said new orleans was better protected than it was when katrina hit but that flooding there was still possible and as hurricane ida blew in that city in addition to some other areas of louisiana temporarily suspended their emergency response services because it was too dangerous for rescuers to go out in the hurricane ida wasn’t even classified as a tropical storm until last thursday it strengthened quickly because of a process called rapid intensification rapid intensification is just like it sounds a storm a tropical storm cyclone typhoon hurricane that rapidly intensifies now the definition is 35 miles per hour or greater in 24 hours now take maria maria went from a category 1 to a category 5 in 15 hours for true ri or rapid intensification you need a couple things 86 degree fahrenheit water or greater and no shear also of course the water down in the tropics is very warm but what about this sheer thing we hear about it in tornadic thunderstorms those storms want a lot of sheer wind going in different directions in different speeds with height a hurricane wants low no wind direction change no wind speed change with height it wants to be the only thing out there making its own wind not getting blown apart so why is rapid intensification important well you can go to bed one night expecting a tropical storm and have a category 2 on your doorstep the next morning [Music] up next violence in the asian country of afghanistan the united states is one day away from the biden administration’s deadline to get all american combat forces out of afghanistan on sunday u.s central command said it had launched an airstrike against the isis-k terrorist group an american drone targeted a car that was believed to be carrying at least one terrorist bomber and explosives u.s officials said they stopped the threat the witnesses say several civilians were also killed in the strike this was america’s second attack against isis-k terrorists the first killed two fighters late last week in another part of afghanistan according to u.s officials isis k has been blamed for last thursday’s terrorist attack at hamid karzai international airport in the afghan capital of kabul 170 people were killed in the bombing in addition to 13 american service members yesterday u.s president joe biden attended a somber event at dover air force base in delaware he met with the families of a u.s army soldier a u.s navy corpsman and 11 u.s marines who were killed in the terrorist attack with continued threats from terrorists and a quick takeover by the taliban afghanistan’s militant islamist rulers there have been urgent evacuations and floods of refugees as people try to get out of afghanistan 10 second trivia mum a product released in 1888 was the first trademarked type of what ear plugs deodorant sleep aid or fertilizer mum was a cream or paste designed to prevent bacteria from causing odor and its hygienic products like deodorant that an organization named hope and comfort distributes from the boston massachusetts area its first major donation took place 11 years ago when hope and comfort gave out 250 tubes of toothpaste to people in need but since then it’s grown tremendously and its founder jeff feinberg is a cnn hero in many ways hygiene insecurity is not a word that most people know most people know food insecurity not having regular access to food hygiene insecurity is lacking regular access to essential hygiene products and that has an enormous effect of course on one’s health but one’s self-confidence and one’s dignity come on yes i consider myself very lucky my wife and i live in a nice community in massachusetts we have a wonderful family and we have a lot of things that people aren’t able to have oh but to those who much has given much is expected back in 2010 my wife and i decided to take donations and lure presents for our kids birthday parties and we got a lot of different things we got food we got clothing but we also got basic hygiene products like soap and toothpaste and a couple weeks later i heard back from a social worker who thanked me and she told me that food stamps didn’t cover these things she let me know how important and how unusual it was for her to get these basic hygiene products these things are so simple they’re not always things that you think about and i decided to try to do something about it my number one employee at hope and comfort kenny’s sorting back in 2010 and 2015 it was just our garage and so the kids they were sorting and packing items i started buying items online helping out local organizations many food pantries and unfortunately the demand was always there and so we grew and we grew and we continued to grow [Music] and so today we are well over three and a half million items and we’re distributing two million items or so a year these are the products that we’re going to pick later to go out to our partner organizations to help them feel good clean and healthy our five core products that hope and comfort are deodorant soap shampoo toothpaste and toothbrushes here’s an example of the shampoo that we give out we want people on the other end to feel dignified to feel good about what we’re giving and so we want to give them the same variety and selection that i would get where my kids would get let’s see what we got oh this is fantastic we receive items either on an in-kind fashion or we go out and purchase these items toothpaste toothbrushes we receive requests each and every day for the most part yep beautiful cradles is getting six pallets about 28 000 items there you go we work with nearly 200 non-profit partners each and every year soap razors body wash lip balm great thank you we don’t need to reinvent the wheel at hope and comfort there are wonderful organizations that we can work with hi guys great to see you this palette is for you we like to think that these items not only keep one clean and healthy and safe they also keep one confident and feeling dignified so that they can go out there and be their best selves [Music] there’s a lot to do we have shampoo both general and the sulfate free lots of deodorant and i’m inspired and motivated each and every day to think that we can do more we don’t get ourselves that at the end of the day curing hygiene and security is going to fix and make everyone’s lives better but it is certainly a meaningful part of allowing someone to feel better about themselves every dog has its day according to the tsa that’s the transportation security administration which helps keep travelers safe and this animal employee whose name is alona has just won the tsa’s annual cutest canine contest she works at mccarran international airport in nevada and because the four-year-old golden retriever was born in the nation of columbia she knows commands in both english and spanish of course the whole competition went to the dogs but this was a golden opportunity for the golden girl to goldie lock in the gold and retrieve the championship in the cutest way possible yes some dogs can sit stay and roll over but alona is working guarding and winning all day i m carl azuz and that about wraps things up for us want to give a shout out to elmira high school our viewers watching in elmira oregon i don’t personally choose the schools we mentioned they’re emailed to me daily by a producer who looks in one place that’s youtube.com cnn 10. 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