Tag Archives: hurricanes

6.0 Quake Rattles Puerto Rico As Tropical Storm Hits

CBS News reports: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, scaring and rousing many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 49 miles off the island’s northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles. Three aftershocks, with magnitudes of 4.7, 4.6 and another of 4.6, hit within less than …

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Bermuda Braces For Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

The Associated Press reports: Bermuda’s government called up troops and urged people to stay off the streets as the British Atlantic territory prepared for a close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, clinics and government offices. Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare …

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Cuccinelli: The Bahamas Can Take Care Of Their Own

Politico reports: Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday defended the Trump administration’s decision not to grant temporary protected status to Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian, saying the government there is “capable of taking care of their own.” “The Bahamas is a perfectly legitimate country capable of taking care of their own,” Cuccinelli said on …

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Dorian Batters North Carolina’s Outer Banks As Cat 1

The Associated Press reports: Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association weather station at Cape Lookout, located inside the western eyewall of Dorian, reported sustained hurricane-force winds of 74 mph (119 kmh), the National Hurricane Center reported early Friday. At 5 …

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Dorian Hits Category 3 Again As South Carolina Braces

CNN reports: As Hurricane Dorian continues moving up the southeastern US coast, South Carolina was feeling its effects Thursday morning. The storm had lost some of its strength after hitting the Bahamas. But it intensified again into a Category 3 storm Wednesday night, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The city of Charleston …

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BAHAMAS: Aerial Footage Reveals “Utter Devastation”

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Dorian delivered yet another night of slashing winds and driving rain to the already devastated northwestern Bahamas, and there appeared little hope of relief Tuesday as the deadly storm began slowly moving away from the islands. Aerial video from Great Abaco Island, where Dorian made a second landfall, begins to provide an idea of how …

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Hurricane Dorian Slowly Leaves Bahamas As Category 2

CBS News reports: Hurricane Dorian started to move northward toward the U.S. Tuesday morning after stalling over the Bahamas and causing widespread devastation. Millions of people in Florida and the Southeast were anxiously watching the storm, a powerful and menacing threat sitting miles off the Florida coast. Dorian was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Florida Man Has Plan To Fight Hurricanes

“They keep saying, two days ago, three days ago, ‘Oh it’s gonna hit all this warm weather. All this warm weather and warm water.’ We have a Navy. Why don’t the Navy come and drop ice in the warm water so it can’t get going as fast as it’s going? “There’s gotta be ways to combat this instead of just …

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Millions Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Despite the favorable movement of the cone of uncertainty, which shows the likely course of the hurricane’s center, forecasters warned against Floridians concluding that they had escaped the worst. “Although the center of Dorian is forecast to move near, but parallel to, the Florida east coast, only a small deviation of the track toward the …

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Dorian Stalls Over The Bahamas, US Evacuations Begin

The New York Times reports: As Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said that the maximum sustained winds around the eye of the “extremely dangerous” storm had reached 185 miles an hour, making it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.” Early Monday, after the eye of the storm had reached Grand Bahama Island, the …

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Trump: I’ve Never Heard Of Category 5 Hurricanes

The Guardian reports: During a briefing on the category 5 Hurricane Dorian sweeping across the Bahamas and toward the US coast, Donald Trump said: “All we know is that it’s possibly the biggest. I’m not sure I’ve even heard of a category 5, I knew it existed. And I’ve seen some category 4s. I don’t even think I’ve heard the …

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Dorian Reaches Category 5 As East Coast Braces

ABC News reports: The extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 5 major hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds of 160 miles-per-hour, and the tropical storm watch from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning, according to the 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The Bahamas is bracing for catastrophic damage, while …

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Hurricane Dorian Shifts East, May Only Brush Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track continued its shift east Saturday morning, maintaining the threat to Florida’s east coast but increasing the chance the storm will spare Florida a direct hit. The 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, which showed the storm’s winds had strengthened to 145 miles per hour. But the cone has been …

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Hurricane Dorian Reaches Category 3 As Florida Braces

CNN reports: Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean, with winds increasing up to 115 mph, making Dorian a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher are considered major hurricanes. Dorian is located 625 miles east of West Palm Beach Florida and moving northwest at 10 mph. Dorian is forecast to …

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Strengthening Dorian Could Make Landfall At Cat 4

NPR reports: Hurricane Dorian may reach Category 4 strength before slamming into Florida over Labor Day weekend. The second level of “major” hurricane status, a Category 4 storm has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage” according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At least one model, as of Wednesday evening, showed a 31% chance of Dorian reaching high enough sustained …

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Hurricane Dorian Now Forecast To Hit Florida At Cat 3

USA Today reports: The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Dorian strengthening into a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph by Sunday off the U.S. East Coast. What does this mean? A “major” hurricane is any hurricane that’s rated as a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity. A …

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Dorian Strengthens Overnight, May Hit Florida At Cat 2

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Tropical Storm Dorian strengthened overnight as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were warned to brace for hurricane conditions with possible heavy rains and flash flooding today, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. Wednesday update. The storm could hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane by late Sunday or early Monday. Overnight, …

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Tropical Storm Nears Puerto Rico, Florida Likely Next

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Dorian is pelting the Lesser Antilles with heavy rain and gusty winds this morning, and the storm could go on to impact Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and possibly Florida over the next several days. Dorian’s center passed near the south coast of Barbados late Monday night, producing a wind gust to …

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Axios: Trump Has Suggested Nuking Hurricanes

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States, according to sources who have heard the president’s private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments. Behind the scenes: During …

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NEW ORLEANS: Tropical Storm To Test City’s Levees

CBS News reports: Tropical Storm Barry was moving toward the Louisiana coastline Friday, and nearly 10,000 people have already been ordered to evacuate. The National Hurricane Center said there was a chance the slow-moving storm could strengthen into a hurricane as it comes ashore Saturday. Barry’s biggest threat will be rain with 10-20 inches expected to fall in parts of …

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