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TRIPLETS: Jose And Katia Are Both Hurricane Strength

ABC News reports: Hurricane Katia has formed in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico with sustained winds of 75 mph. The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde. Katia is anticipated to drift toward the coast on Thursday. The announcement of Hurricane Katia came minutes …

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Urges Evacuations, Says Irma Is “Bigger, Faster, And Stronger Than Andrew” [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: One of the most powerful hurricanes on record continued steaming toward South Florida early Wednesday, with its course after three days still shifting. In their early morning discussion, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the latest model runs have moved Irma’s path slightly to the east, taking the fierce Cat 5 storm over Florida’s east coast or …

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Miami-Dade To Begin Evacuations Ahead Of Irma

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: As Hurricane Irma threatens South Florida, Broward and Palm Beach County officials are mulling when to open shelters and order evacuations; Miami-Dade County will begin evacuations Wednesday. Miami-Dade County officials announced that evacuations will begin Wednesday. County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. “Because of the strength and intensity of this storm, we need …

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Mandatory Evacuation For Florida Keys Ahead Of Irma

Miami’s CBS affiliate reports: Evacuation orders are being given in the Florida Keys as Monroe County emergency managers prepare for Hurricane Irma. “For the Florida Keys, if you were to create the worst case scenario that is what we are looking at,” said Monroe Co. Emergency Operations Center Director Martin Senterfitt. The grim outlook prompted Senterfitt to order mandatory evacuations. …

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Hurricane Irma Strengthens To Category 5 Overnight

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 hurricane as it bears down on the Leeward Islands, and will rake through the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispañola, the Bahamas and Cuba before posing a dangerous threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend. The center of Irma is located just under 300 …

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Hurricane Irma May Make Landfall At Category 4

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Irma is a growing threat to the continental United States, with impacts possibly beginning in Florida later this week. Before that, Irma will bring dangerous conditions to the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Bahamas and Cuba. It is too soon to speculate on the specifics surrounding the U.S. threat from Irma, but the hurricane …

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Hurricane Irma May Arrive As Category 4 [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Tropical Storm Irma is now a hurricane in the open Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a category 4 storm as it treks west. As of late Thursday morning, Irma was a category 2 storm packing sustained winds of 100 mph and was located more than 3,000 miles away from Florida. The storm is headed west …

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Texas Chemical Plant Explodes Over Lack Of Power

NBC News reports: A flooded chemical plant near Houston exploded twice early Thursday, sending a plume of smoke into the air and triggering a fire that the firm plans to let “burn itself out.” Arkema Group, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, had warned Wednesday that the plant would catch fire and explode at some point — adding that …

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Tropical Storm Harvey Takes Aim At Louisiana

The Weather Channel reports: Harvey’s circulation center will crawl northward just offshore from the upper Texas coast before making a final landfall on either side of the Texas and Louisiana border on Wednesday. Later this week, Harvey’s center will then track through central Louisiana as it turns northeast. That places Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and New Orleans, in …

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Houston Rain Totals Could Exceed 50 Inches [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Harvey is drifting back into the Gulf of Mexico and will meander near the upper Texas coast the next few days, bringing more torrential rainfall to the flooded Houston metro area, piling onto record-breaking, catastrophic flooding. Localized storm total rain amounts of up to 50 inches are not out of the question once Harvey’s …

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TEXAS: Hurricane Harvey Downgraded To Category 1

USA Today reports: Hurricane Harvey, slowing to a Category 1 storm, moved farther inland Saturday, but forecasters warned that it continues to deliver life-threatening storm surges up to 12 feet in some areas and the danger of “catastrophic” flooding from torrential rains across the middle and upper Texas coast for several days. “Historically, water is much more a threat to …

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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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BLIZZARD: East Coast Braces For Brutal Nor’easter

Starting tonight: The East Coast is under blizzard watch beginning Monday night as authorities advise 50 million people to prepare for what could be the worst storm this winter season from New York City to Boston. Winter Storm Stella is expected to sweep the New York region with possible blizzard conditions, as experts predict the region could see 12 to …

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CALIFORNIA: Nearly 200,000 Ordered To Evacuate Over Flood Fears Below Nation’s Tallest Dam [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville – one of California’s largest man-made lakes – had water levels so high that an …

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Orlando Pride Postponed Due To Hurricane Matthew

Orlando’s first post-Pulse pride celebration was postponed this morning due to the change in course of Hurricane Matthew, which is now expected to strike the Central Florida coast sometime tonight at Category 4 strength. From Orlando Pride’s Facebook page: Due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Matthew and the risk that it imposes to Central Florida, the organizers of Come …

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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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VIRAL VIDEO: Massive Colorado Tornado

Via Mashable: The storm that tore through Wray, Colorado on Saturday left at least five people injured and left several buildings and homes damaged or destroyed. But it also provided this jaw-dropping video of an encounter with the tornado, filmed by well-known storm chaser Reed Timmer. The five minute video begins with a small funnel cloud stretching out to make …

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