VERIFY Fact Check |

Yes, rare extreme weather events are happening more frequently

Extreme Weather

No, animals did not escape from a New Jersey zoo during the Ida storm

Social Media

Yes, FEMA will pay to replace a generator that broke during Hurricane Ida, but only if you meet the eligibility requirements

Weather

Yes, Ida caused New York City’s first ever ‘flash flood emergency,’ which is different from a typical ‘flash flood warning’

Extreme Weather

Yes, Hurricane Ida temporarily reversed the flow of part of the Mississippi River

Weather

Yes, Ida had stronger winds than Katrina at landfall, but Katrina was a larger storm

Weather

No, this photo of gridlocked traffic was not taken from Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida

Weather

Yes, wildfires can create their own storms

Weather

Yes, extreme heat influenced by climate change is killing sea life

Weather

This hurricane season, don’t get swept away with these viral memes - they’re false

Weather

Yes, aluminum foil can be used over windows to help keep homes cool

Weather

VERIFY Weekly: The danger of extreme heat

Weather

Yes, heat is historically the top weather-related killer in the US

Weather

No, a heat wave didn’t cause a wind turbine to melt in Texas

Weather

Yes, we’ve seen tropical storms named Ana before because the criteria for retiring names is strict

Weather