Tag Archives: hurricanes

Trump: I’m Closely Monitoring Hurricane Harvey

The New York Times reports: Facing what could be the most powerful storm to slam into the United States in more than a decade, President Trump and the team he has put in place at the Federal Emergency Management Agency were bracing on Friday for one of the most important tests of his presidency. The stakes could be exceedingly high.  …

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TEXAS: Evacuations Underway As Harvey Intensifies

ABC News reports: The National Hurricane Center warns that conditions are deteriorating as Hurricane Harvey strengthens and slowly moves toward the Texas coast. The center says preparations for the storm “should be rushed to completion” Friday morning along Texas’ central Gulf Coast. The center says the storm has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (177 kph), just shy of the …

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God Menaces Texas With Strongest Hurricane In Over A Decade Due To Failure To Pass Anti-Trans Bill [VIDEO]

Might as well beat the Christianists to it, right? The Weather Channel reports: Harvey has rapidly intensified into the third hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and may become the nation’s first Category 3 landfall in almost 12 years, poised to hammer the Texas Gulf Coast with an extremely dangerous combination of torrential rainfall, storm-surge flooding and destructive winds …

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Hurricane Matthew To Strike Florida At Category 4

USA Today reports: Residents and tourists were streaming out of the coastal areas of southeast Florida and South Carolina Thursday as a strengthening Hurricane Matthew zeroes in for a late night landing on the U.S. mainland after hammering the Bahamas. Packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, the storm was around 60 miles southeast of Nassau and around 255 miles …

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Hurricane Matthew Bears Down On South Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Strong winds, heavy rains and a dangerous storm surge were beginning to spread over the Bahamas Wednesday from Category 3 Hurricane Matthew, which is tracking north toward the east coast of Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. The possibility that South Florida could be struck by a storm of at least Category 3 strength …

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Hurricane Matthew Turns Towards Florida

NBC News reports: While its potential impact on the U.S. remained unclear, NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins suggested that that Hurricane Matthew’s path could be reminiscent of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 — which required the evacuation of 2.6 million people across five states. As of Tuesday morning, Karins expected the storm could be a “major hurricane” from Florida all the …

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Puerto Vallarta Escapes Hurricane Patricia

The posh Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta, long a popular destination for gay tourists, escaped Hurricane Patricia with little damage. Gay PV Magazine reports: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has escaped Hurricane Patricia. After a day of hotel evacuations, airport closures, flight cancellations and pending power interruptions the worst is over for Puerto Vallarta residents as of 11 pm CST. However, …

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Monster Hurricane Threatens Mexico [VIDEO]

With 200-mph winds, the strongest recorded hurricane in Western Hemisphere history is bearing down on the popular gay resort town of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Associated Press reports: With maximum sustained winds near 200 mph (325 kph), Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the eastern Pacific or in the Atlantic, said Dave Roberts, …

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Forecast: No US Landfall For Hurricane Joaquin

It now looks like the East Coast will dodge a direct hit. Via AccuWeather: Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin will impact areas from South Carolina to Massachusetts even though the hurricane is unlikely to make landfall in the United States. People should not let their guard down due to a shifting track of the hurricane as the risk to lives and …

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Hurricane Joaquin To Hit Category 4

AccuWeather has the latest: Hurricane Joaquin is rapidly intensifying. Joaquin reached Category 3 status late Wednesday evening. The storm is now expected to strengthen into a Category 4 storm sometime late Thursday or Thursday night. After it passes just northeast of the Bahamas Thursday, Joaquin will begin to turn north and parallel the East Coast on Friday and Saturday. Virginia …

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Hurricane Joaquin Threatens East Coast [VIDEO]

AccuWeather has the latest forecast: Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to continue to gather strength just northeast of the Bahamas during the next couple of days before it begins its northward run along the East coast. The system could reach Category 3 strength. The storm will bring pounding surf, dangerous seas, strong winds, drenching squalls and flash flooding to the central …

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Tropical Storm Bill Bears Down On Texas

Via the Weather Channel: Tropical Storm Bill is headed toward a landfall this morning along the Texas coast and is poised to deliver more torrential rain and flash flooding to flood-weary parts of the South. The peak storm surge will occur as the center moves inland this morning, coinciding with an early morning high tide along the Upper Texas and …

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PROPOSAL: Name Hurricanes After Politicians That Deny Climate Change

This is fantastic. (Tipped by JMG reader Philip)

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NYC Expands Storm Evacuation Zones

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York City has greatly expanded the boundaries of the mandatory hurricane evacuation zones.  Gothamist reports: The mayor’s office says that the new “zones are based on coastal flood risk resulting from storm surge – the ‘dome’ of ocean water propelled by the winds and low barometric pressure of a hurricane; the geography of …

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New Hurricane Names Released

Via the National Weather Service: The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2013 list will be used again in 2019. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would …

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