Hurricane Ida

Economy

AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s shaky claims on jobs, gasoline

Boasting that government policies can make a difference in improving the economy, President Joe Biden went too far Thursday in taking credit for job growth since taking office. He also made a dubious suggestion that wrongdoing is behind higher gasoline prices — something that his administration will seek to fix. But analysts say there is

Hurricanes

New Orleans: Seniors left in dark, hot facilities after Ida

Officials in New Orleans will thoroughly inspect senior living apartments in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida after finding people living in buildings without working generators, which left residents trapped in wheelchairs on dark, sweltering upper floors, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Monday. Hundreds were evacuated Saturday and the city later said five people

Infrastructure

After Ida’s fury, infrastructure key in preventing misery

Deadly flooding delivered to the Northeast by the torrential rains of what remained of Hurricane Ida has brought a new urgency and a fresh look to how roads, sewers, bridges and other infrastructure must be improved to prevent such a catastrophe from happening again. The world is changing and “our whole mindset, the playbook that

Hurricanes

Power to be restored to New Orleans by middle of next week

Power should be restored to New Orleans by the middle of next week, utility officials said Friday, and sheriff’s deputies warned people returning to communities outside the city to come equipped like survivalists because of the lack of basic services in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The storm knocked out electricity to more than 1

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update, Week of September 1, 2021

Arizona gas prices are unchanged  in the past week, averaging $3.17/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations in Arizona. Gas prices in Arizona are 1.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 86.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station

Hurricanes

Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans sweltered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Tuesday with no electricity, no tap water, precious little gasoline and no clear idea of when things might improve. Long lines that wrapped around the block formed at the few gas stations that had fuel and generator power to pump it. People

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