Amudalat Ajasa

Washington, D.C.

Weather Reporter

Education: Hofstra University, BA in Journalism with Minors in Meteorology and Global Studies

Amudalat Ajasa is a weather and climate reporter for The Washington Post who covers extreme weather and its effects on communities. She has been at The Post since the summer of 2022. Ajasa came to The Post from the New York Times, where she was an Ida B. Wells Society fellow and aided ongoing investigations, gathered data and conducted surveys for its covid-19 tracking team. After her internship ended, she remained at the Times as a freelancer for its Metro investigations team, exploring the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in public housing. Before that, Ajasa was the le
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After hurricanes, generators pose a lethal threat. Here’s how to use them safely.

Officials are urging people without electricity after Ian to use caution operating generators.

September 29, 2022

Flooding could be Ian’s biggest hazard for inland communities

The nearly Category 5 hurricane will drop more than a foot of rain over Central Florida, which has already seen a lot of rainfall in recent weeks.

September 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian is pulling water away from ocean shores. Here’s what’s happening.

As Hurricane Ian approached southwestern Florida from the Gulf of Mexico, areas north of the center saw water sucked away from the shore.

September 28, 2022

Why Florida is more prone to hurricanes

Florida is the most hurricane-ravaged state in the country due to its unique geography.

September 27, 2022

Here’s what Hurricane Fiona’s surf looked like, from atop a 50-foot wave

An ocean SailDrone captured rare, dramatic footage of the Category 4 hurricane as it approached Bermuda

September 22, 2022

Fiona grounded dozens of flights. A JetBlue plane flew right over it.

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September 22, 2022