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Currently Houston- September 30th, 2021

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The weather, currently.
Don't ditch the umbrella yet!
Don't ditch the umbrella yet!
We will wake up to some areas of patchy fog on Thursday morning. Fog will dissipate pretty quickly after sunrise. Get ready for another round of rain and storms during the day. The most likely locations to get wet are closer to the coast, but we could see some of that stormy weather push inland. Brief heavy rain, dangerous lightning, and gusty winds are likely with the strongest storms.
We remain unsettled on Friday and through the weekend. Even with some clouds and scattered showers and storms, high temps will reach the low to mid-80s for the next few afternoons.
In the tropics, the Atlantic Basin remains very active with several storms. None of them pose any immediate threat to the Gulf. —Casey Curry
What you need to know, currently.
Rosemary Westwood
NEW: Excessive heat has killed more people in Louisiana than any other impact from Ida, and they were all seniors. How one woman "went through hell" and what new regulations are planned in New Orleans.
Currently spoke with Rosemary Westwood, the public health reporter for Louisiana Public Radio, who recently reported on the heat deaths after Hurricane Ida that resulted from power outages and a lack of AC.
The majority of people who died from heat after the storm were elderly, 5 of them were living in residences for the elderly and people with disabilities and were left without electricity, staff, AC, or working elevators.
“There were seniors residences in New Orleans that were basically abandoned by staff,” said Westwood. “People who are vulnerable cannot live in the summer without air conditioning or without electricity to run their oxygen machines, without access to an elevator to get down to do what they might need to do, or to even just try to cool off.”
Westwood said that there are people in New Orleans working to ensure that those most vulnerable, like the elderly, who were left behind after Ida, are not forgotten next time. However, she says that as disasters and extreme weather become more frequent and intense due to climate change it is unsure if these precautions will be enough. 
“We’re letting them kind of bear the first and I think really intense effects of climate change with these storms. And then, treating it as a personal problem for them,” said Westwood. — Abbie Veitch
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