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, rising sea levels threaten national security for the US

Environment

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, rising sea levels are threatening coastal areas across the US

Environment

Yes, the UN report says human-induced climate change has caused some damage that’s irreversible for centuries

Environment

Yes, spray sunscreen is as effective as lotion sunscreen, but both must be applied correctly to work best

Health

Yes, sunscreen does expire, but not every bottle will have an expiration date

Health

Yes, wildfires can create their own storms

Weather

Yes, wildfire smoke can contribute to someone contracting COVID-19

Coronavirus

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