Currently in Chicago — October 24th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mostly dry

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

1. Warm Start To The Week

2. Mostly Dry Forecast

3. Falling Back Below Average

We're starting the week off with highs in the middle 70s and mostly cloudy skies. The only decent chance for rain over the next several days comes Monday night and Tuesday with some scattered showers. Highs slip into the lower 60s Tuesday then fall into the middle 50s Wednesday. More sunshine expected for Wednesday and Thursday then mostly cloudy skies Friday. Highs remain in the middle 50s for the end of the week.

Tim McGill

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What you need to know, currently.

The recent flooding across Nigeria has spread to the south, disrupting gas production and cutting off gas supplies to Nigeria LNG Ltd., the country’s largest gas producer. This flooding has hobbled gas exports to Europe as well, as the states struggle to replace Russian exports.

Thousands of  square kilometers of farmland—roughly the size of Rhode Island—are also completely submerged, worsening ongoing food shortages across the nation.

“These floods act as a misery multiplier and are the final straw for communities already struggling to keep their heads above water,” said Chris Nikoi, the UN World Food Program’s regional director for Western Africa.

This is the worst flooding the West African nation has seen in a decade.

“I was witness to the serious flooding in 2012,” said Goodness Dickson, the Chief Executive Officer of Eco Clean Active Initiative. “Now, the flooding is even worse. This time around, the water is so deep and so high that it covers houses and structures unlike 10 years ago. The water had a limit back then, but not anymore.”

Since September, the climate disaster has killed over 600 people, injured more than 2,400, displaced 1.4 million residents and destroyed more than 200,000 homes, said Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria’s minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, at a recent press conference.

The flooding has already impacted about 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states. Nigeria’s meteorological agency has warned that flooding could continue until the end of November in some states, including Anambra, Cross Rivers and Bayelsa.

While Nigeria is used to seasonal rainfall and flooding, this year has been much worse than usual due to climate change.

-Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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