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2 years 10 months ago

Hurricane Katia downgraded to category 3

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened to a Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean after briefly becoming a Category 4 system. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Katia's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday have decreased to near 125 mph (205 kph). The...

2 years 10 months ago

Hurricane Katia weakens

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened slightly as it moves northwestward across the Atlantic but is still a Category 2 storm. Early Monday, Katia's maximum sustained winds decreased to 100 mph (160 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast and Katia is expected...

2 years 10 months ago

43,000 remain in the dark a week after Irene

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - More than 43,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remain without it a week after the storm. Most were in Connecticut, which had about 17,000 customers without power Sunday evening. Virginia had fewer than 12,000 still in the dark....

2 years 11 months ago

East Coast braces for Irene

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane watches are out from North Carolina to New Jersey ahead of powerful Irene that is still battering islands in Bahamas before heading to the East Coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Thursday afternoon also issued the first warnings for the entire North Carolina coast to...

3 years 1 month ago

FEMA asks for relief money back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster. As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed...

3 years 9 months ago

Hurricane Paula forms off Honduras

The storm called Paula has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is on its way to brush Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Paula has maximum sustained winds near 75 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph. Honduran emergency officials...

3 years 10 months ago

Bermuda hurricane warning downgraded

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Bermuda today but the hurricane warning has been lifted. Hurricane Igor kicked up furious waves and left many areas without electricity as it passed 40 miles west of the island. Daybreak will see officials beginning the task of assessing the damage....

3 years 10 months ago

Hurricane Karl a major storm

Forecasters say Hurricane Karl has grown into a major storm today as it takes aim at Mexico's Gulf Coast near ports and oil installations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Karl has grown with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120...

3 years 10 months ago

Mexico in cross-hairs of tropical storm

A strengthening Tropical Storm Karl is bearing down on the resort beaches of the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Karl's maximum sustained winds have increased to about 65 mph. Authorities have warned of heavy rains but have not yet ordered evacuations. Hurricane Julia has become a Category...

3 years 10 months ago

New hurricane forms in the Atlantic

Hurricane Julia has formed far out over the Atlantic, becoming the fifth hurricane of the season. Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so. The hurricane is located about 330 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands...

3 years 10 months ago

Strengthening La Nina could mean more hurricanes

The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier. The update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday comes as residents of Texas are cleaning up from the deluge of Tropical Storm Hermine, and Tropical Storm Igor is...

3 years 10 months ago

Hurricane causes flooding, continues rampage

Some parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks are flooded and without power following a visit from Hurricane Earl. But emergency officials say no injuries have been reported. The Category 2 storm continues to push along the East Coast, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Forecasters expect Earl...

3 years 10 months ago

Hurricane bears down as residents hunker-in

As the most powerful storm to threaten the east coast in years bears down on the outer banks of North Carolina, tourists are fleeing for the mainland. But resolute residents are staying behind. Locals familiar with hurricanes say they are prepared to spend days stranded from the mainland. Forecasters...

3 years 11 months ago

Hurricane Danielle steers toward Bermuda

Hurricane Danielle is getting a little stronger in the open Atlantic as it heads toward Bermuda. Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Thursday to 105 mph and additional strengthening is expected. Danielle is located about 860 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest near 16 mph. Farther east in...

3 years 11 months ago

Hurricane Danielle gets a little stronger

Hurricane Danielle has strengthened a little as it swirls far out over the Atlantic. After unexpectedly losing strength Tuesday, Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 85 mph. Additional strengthening is expected over the next two days. The hurricane is located about 795 miles east of the...

3 years 11 months ago

Tropical storm gathers strength, heads for land

Tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico's coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger far out over the Atlantic. On Monday, Mexico extended a tropical storm warning from west of Tecpan de Galeana to Zihuatanejo....

3 years 11 months ago

Oil crews watch stormy weather over Fla.

Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance. The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend...

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