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Flash Floods Shut Down NYC Subway System [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Damaging downpours dumped more than 3 inches of rain across the city early Friday, snarling travel on land and at the airports with the steady rain expected to last throughout the day and Gov. Hochul declaring New York City was in a state of emergency. A flash flood warning was in place for Manhattan, …

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Tropical Storm Warnings Issued For Eastern Seaboard

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Ophelia has formed off the Southeast U.S. coast, and it will spread heavy rain, strong wind gusts, high surf, and coastal flooding up the Eastern Seaboard into the weekend. O​phelia became the 16th storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, including an unnamed subtropical storm in mid-January. The National Hurricane Center has issued a …

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Biden Declares Emergency For Maine As Storm Nears

The Portland Press Herald reports: President Biden has approved an emergency declaration request in Maine ahead of Hurricane Lee’s expected impacts on the state. Gov. Janet Mills declared a state of emergency Thursday in anticipation of the storm and asked Biden to issue the Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration, which would allow the state to access federal resources and personnel to …

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Warnings Issued For New England As Lee Approaches

Axios reports: Hurricane Lee may pass perilously close to Maine and over the Canadian Maritimes this weekend, and it will swipe eastern Massachusetts on Friday night and Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. Computer model runs, fed with data from hurricane hunter aircraft, depict the storm moving in a generally northward motion, then hooking closer to the U.S. coast as …

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Hurricane Lee Now Expected To Impact New England

The Weather Channel reports: L​ee is a large and powerful hurricane and will begin to track northward midweek. Its exact track will determine where Lee’s rain, wind and coastal flooding impacts will be felt, potentially including in Bermuda, parts of New England and Atlantic Canada. R​egardless of Hurricane Lee’s exact track, rip currents and high surf will spread from the …

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Hurricane Lee Intensifies To “Monster” Category 5

CNN reports: Hurricane Lee is expected to continue strengthening Friday after quickly morphing into a powerful Category 5 storm that is now packing destructive maximum sustained winds of 165 mph as it spins hundreds of miles east of the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory. The hurricane was located about 630 miles east of …

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Hurricane Lee Forecast To Reach Category 5 Tomorrow

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Lee is rapidly intensifying and is forecast to reach Category 5 intensity by Friday, then pass north of the Leeward Islands, but its future beyond that is uncertain regarding potential impacts later next week in Bermuda, Atlantic Canada and possibly parts of the Northeast Seaboard. Hurricane Lee is centered more than 700 miles east of …

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Exodus Begins At Burning Man As Access Road Opens

The Independent reports: Burning Man attendees were permitted to begin exodus on Monday afternoon after severe flooding left thousands stuck on site. After heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hilary caused the typically dry Nevada ground to turn into a slippery mud pit, organisers for the festival said people can begin leaving and the annual burning of the man will occur …

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70,000 Stranded At Burning Man Due To Heavy Mud

Reuters reports: Nevada authorities on Sunday said they were investigating one death after a severe rainstorm left tens of thousands of revelers attending the annual Burning Man festival stranded in mud, and asked that they shelter in place and conserve food and water. The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office in northern Nevada said in a statement that the death happened during …

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Woke Beer Company Ships Emergency Water To Florida

Florida Politics reports: Anheuser-Busch has delivered two truckloads of water — more than 100,000 cans — to areas impacted by Hurricane Idalia, after a request from the American Red Cross to assist with recovery efforts. The cans of water were delivered to Tri-Eagle Sales in Midway, who will work with the American Red Cross to distribute the water to those …

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God Smashes Giant Tree Into FL Governor’s Mansion

Axios reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ mansion experienced the impact of Hurricane Idalia, which made landfall in the state as a Category 3 storm on Wednesday. The storm, continuing inland into Georgia and northern Florida, felled a 100-year-old oak tree that landed on the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee, Fla., Casey DeSantis, Florida First Lady, said on Twitter. The storm is …

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Hurricane Idalia Nears Florida Landfall At Category 4

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane I​dalia is beginning to make landfall as a Category 4 along Florida’s Gulf Coast, where it’s likely to bring catastrophic, life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and flooding rain. I​dalia will then move quickly inland which will bring significant wind and flooding concerns, as well as the threat of tornadoes, into parts of Georgia, as well …

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Idalia Strengthens To Category 2, Starts Lashing Florida

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Idalia is producing bands of heavy rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding in Florida as it continues to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico ahead of its likely landfall at Category 3 strength Wednesday morning. Catastrophic, life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rain are all expected along portions of the west coast of Florida …

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DeSantis Warns Of 8-12 Ft Surge: “Run From Water”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: “If this storm hits at high tide, storm surge could and would reach 8 to 12 feet in some areas and so that would be life threatening storm surge,” DeSantis said Tuesday morning. “I know all those areas are under evacuation notices in the low lying and coastal areas. You run from the water and you …

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Idalia Becomes Hurricane As Evacuations Ramp Up

The Associated Press reports: Idalia became a hurricane on Tuesday as it intensified on a path toward Florida’s Gulf coast, with the National Hurricane Center warning of an increasing risk of life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds in Florida in the next two days. It’s projected to have sustained winds of up to 120 mph (193 kph) as it …

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Florida Officials Forecast Idalia To Become Category 4

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Tropical Storm Idalia is anticipated to strengthen into a Category 4 hurricane as it enters the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s emergency chief said on Monday morning as he urged Floridians to prepare for impacts. “People need to expect, even though they are well off outside of the cone, that we are going to have power …

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DeSantis: I’ll Pause Campaign For Coming Hurricane

Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials gave an update on Tropical Storm Idalia on Sunday at the state’s emergency operations center. As of this report, the storm is 80 miles off the coast of Cozumel with 35 mph winds. It will become a hurricane by late Tuesday afternoon. The storm could arrive as strong as a …

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California Sees Flooding And Mudslides Due To Hilary

The Weather Channel reports: Millions of people braced for more flooding Monday as tropical storm H​ilary continues to bring rain to parts of Southern California. On Sunday, the tropical storm left roads underwater and cars stranded, triggered a rock slide that closed a portion of interstate and prompted a state of emergency for much of the region. H​ilary was the …

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Hurricane Hilary Nears Landfall In Baja California

The Weather Channel reports: H​urricane Hilary is spreading gusty winds and heavy rain through northwestern Mexico ahead of a rare California tropical storm strike. The remnants of Hilary will bring damaging wind gusts and potentially catastrophic flash flooding to the American Southwest this weekend. T​he National Hurricane Center warned that “in the Southwestern United States, the potentially historic amount of …

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California Gets Its First-Ever Tropical Storm Watch

The Verge reports: The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for southern California today as Hurricane Hilary barrels toward the US and Mexico. This is the first time this kind of alert has been issued for sunny SoCal, which is more prone to drought and fire this time of year than hurricanes. A tropical storm watch means “that …

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