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Blue skies, leaf colors and pumpkin spice: 4 Fast Facts about fall
Yes, summer weather conditions do affect the timing of fall leaf colors
Summer weather conditions determine whether fall leaves are vibrant or mediocre.
6 VERIFIED ways to protect yourself from wildfire smoke
Wildfire smoke can make the air unhealthy to breathe. We VERIFY what you need to know about how to stay safe outdoors and in your home.
No, it is not possible to predict earthquakes
It’s impossible to make earthquake predictions, like people on social media claim, but scientists can estimate the probability of one hitting a certain area in the f
No, these videos were not taken during Burning Man
Heavy rains caused thousands to be trapped at Nevada’s Burning Man. While footage has shown unsettling conditions, these three videos aren’t from the festival.
You may be eligible for reimbursement if you buy a generator during a hurricane
If the president declares a major disaster for a hurricane, FEMA will reimburse eligible people who buy or rent generators.
Viral videos of waterspout, oil tanker in rough seas are not from Hurricane Idalia
Videos purporting to show Hurricane Idalia's impact were filmed months before the Category 3 storm made landfall on Aug. 30.
No, this video doesn’t show a waterspout created by Hurricane Idalia
A video of a waterspout in Clearwater Beach purporting to show Hurricane Idalia's impact was filmed months before the Category 3 storm made landfall on Aug. 30.
This video does not show an oil tanker caught in Hurricane Idalia
A viral post claims to show video of an oil tanker caught in Hurricane Idalia. Using Google Lens VERIFY traced this video back to a post by video licensing company N
Opening doors, windows during a hurricane increases risk of damage
Opening your windows and doors during a hurricane allows wind to more easily enter your home and lift the roof off your house.
Hurricane storm surge: 3 Fast Facts
Storm surges during hurricanes can be incredibly dangerous. We VERIFY three key questions about storm surges and who is most at risk.
No, homeowners and renters insurance doesn’t typically cover flood damage from hurricanes
Separate flood insurance policies are available through private companies or a national program managed by FEMA.
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