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Hurricane Iota Nears Nicaragua Landfall At Category 5

NBC News reports: Hurricane Iota has gained speed and is now a 160 mph Category 5 storm just hours away from striking nearly the exact same part of Central America that Category 4 Hurricane Eta struck two weeks ago, according to an advisory Monday morning from the National Hurricane Center. In 170 years of record-keeping, Iota is just the second …

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Hurricane Zeta Makes Louisiana Landfall At Near Cat 3

The Associated Press reports: The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta has crashed ashore in storm-weary Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season. The Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter aircraft confirmed at 4 p.m. Wednesday that the menacing storm had made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana. The fast-moving …

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Hurricane Zeta Forecast To Strike Louisiana At Cat 2

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports: Hurricane Zeta is expected to be a Category 2 storm at landfall in southeast Louisiana, forecasters said Wednesday morning. The storm strengthened overnight and now is forecast to have winds of 100 mph before landfall. Life-threatening storm surge and damaging winds are expected in southeast Louisiana starting around mid-day Wednesday, forecasters said. Landfall is expected …

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Louisiana Gov Issues Warning On Hurricane Zeta

CBS News reports: The 2020 hurricane season continues to overachieve as Hurricane Zeta formed Monday as it heads toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The storm is taking a track similar to Hurricane Delta, striking near Cancun and then heading towards the Northern Gulf Coast. Zeta is located about 120 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum winds of 70 mph, the …

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Hurricane Delta Makes Louisiana Landfall At Category 2

New Orleans’ ABC News affiliate reports: Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Delta is a Category 2 storm that’s moving north-northeast at 14 mph and located 10 miles east of Cameron Parish. According to the latest National Hurricane Center update, Delta has 100 mph winds. Hurricane Delta is now the third major …

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Hurricane Delta At Category 3, Landfall Tonight [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Delta is a Category 3 storm heading for a Gulf Coast landfall later Friday with life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds and rainfall flooding from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi. This includes some of the same areas that were ravaged by Hurricane Laura more than a month ago. As expected, Delta intensified again over warmer …

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Delta Forecast To Strike Louisiana At Cat 3 [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Hurricane Delta roared out of Mexico and back into the Gulf on Thursday, a havoc-wreaking Category 2 storm that was gaining strength as it set its sights on the beleaguered Louisiana coast. AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said Delta was expected to grow in size and strength, possibly reaching Category 4 status over the Gulf before slamming …

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Hurricane Delta At Cat 4, Gulf States On Alert [VIDEO]

AccuWeather reports: AccuWeather meteorologists have put the Gulf Coast of the United States on high alert for what could be a disastrous strike later this week by a very dangerous hurricane. Overnight and through early Tuesday morning, Hurricane Delta escalated quickly into a Category 4 storm and forecasters warn it could strengthen even more before it strikes the Yucatan Peninsula. …

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Hurricane Center Uses Up All Of 2020’s Storm Names

The Associated Press reports: Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, using the last of the traditional names for tropical systems in a record-setting Atlantic hurricane season. “Wilfred” is the last name on the Hurricane Center’s list of storm names for this season. “Get out the Greek alphabet,” the National Hurricane Center tweeted. The only time …

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Hurricane Teddy Forecast To Reach Cat 4 By Tomorrow

Reuters reports: Hurricane Teddy has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane and will reach Category 4 strength on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The hurricane was located about 820 miles (1,315 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h), the NHC said on Wednesday. …

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Hurricane Sally Hits Alabama At Category 2 [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, Wednesday morning, bringing with it Category 2-strength winds and life-threatening storm surge. The National Hurricane Center reports that the slow-moving storm made landfall at 5:45 a.m. ET with maximum sustained wind speeds of 105 mph. In an update published less than an hour before landfall, the NHC warned that “significant …

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Hurricane Sally Now Set To Make Landfall Near Mobile

CBS News reports: Hurricane Sally is moving toward the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring possible historic flooding and “extreme life-threatening” flash flooding, according to forecasters. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the coast of southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday before making landfall Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in the hurricane warning area, which stretches from east of …

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Hurricane Sally Strengthens To Category 2 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A rapidly intensifying Hurricane Sally is closing on the northern Gulf Coast, threatening Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with high wind and possible flooding from storm surge and heavy rain. Sally reached Category 2 strength with sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph) and the potential for as much as 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain. It …

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NOLA Gets Sally Warning, Teddy Set To Become Cat 3

The Weather Channel reports: A hurricane warning has been issued for portions of southeastern Louisiana east of Morgan City, Louisiana eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and metropolitan New Orleans. Hurricane conditions (winds 74 mph or greater) are expected in some parts of this area by late Monday and Tuesday. Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings …

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Hurricane May Hit New Orleans At Category 2 [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and bring an extremely dangerous storm surge, flooding rainfall and damaging winds to the Gulf Coast beginning on Monday. Sally could produce the deadly duo of human-height storm surge and a foot or more of rainfall in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Nearly 90% of deaths …

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Hurricane Laura Slams Louisiana At Near Category 5

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday and is now tracking northward across western Louisiana with threats of destructive winds, flooding rainfall, storm surge and tornadoes. Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, at 1 a.m. CDT as a strong Category 4 with 150 mph winds. The winds have knocked out power to more than 300,000 homes and …

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Hurricane Laura Upgraded To Category 4, Expected Landfall Overnight With Storm Surge Of Up To 20 Feet

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Laura has strengthened into a Category 4 as it heads for a destructive landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. A catastrophic storm surge and damaging winds will batter the region and a threat of flooding rain and strong winds will extend well inland. Residents along the upper Texas …

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Hurricane Laura Now Forecast To Strike At Category 4

USA Today reports: Hurricane Laura is growing and “rapidly” strengthening off the Gulf Coast, with “no signs it will stop soon.” It is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge, fierce winds winds and flash flooding to eastern Texas and Louisiana on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center says. Laura will “rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane” as it barrels toward …

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Hurricane Laura Forecast To Strike At Category 3 Or Higher, Evacuations Ordered For Texas And Louisiana

USA Today reports: With Tropical Storm Marco out of the way, the stage is now set for Hurricane Laura to deliver a devastating blow to the Gulf Coast late Wednesday and early Thursday. The National Hurricane Center projected Tuesday morning that Laura will become a Category 3 “major” hurricane before landfall, with winds of around 115 mph. A major hurricane …

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Marco Cat 1: Louisiana Orders Mandatory Evacuations

Reuters reports: The US state of Louisiana issued mandatory evacuation orders on Sunday for four low-lying southeastern areas ahead of arrival of twin storms this week. The Orleans, Lafourche, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes were told to evacuate after the National Hurricane Center said it expected weather conditions to begin deteriorating along the Gulf of Mexico coast early Monday morning. Tropical …

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