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MAZATLAN, Mexico | Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast

MAZATLAN, Mexico— Hurricane Willa began losing power overnight after roaring over a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Sinaloa state as a Category 3 storm. Damage assessments were scanty during the night because of darkness and poor communications, but federal officials said power had been knocked out … Continue reading MAZATLAN, Mexico | Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast

MAZATLAN, Mexico | Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico’s Sinaloa coast

MAZATLAN, Mexico  — Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico’s Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said dangerous Category 3 storm hit near the town of Isla del Bosque in … Continue reading MAZATLAN, Mexico | Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico’s Sinaloa coast

LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie quickly heading toward Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal — Hurricane Leslie was quickly heading toward Portugal and Spain on Saturday, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The Category 1 storm was 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Lisbon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Leslie is … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie quickly heading toward Portugal, Spain

National Hurricane Center News: Hurricane Michael Update

MIAMIA, FL – The National Hurricane Center, located in Miami, Florida released the following at 4 am: Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Michael has continued to strengthen during the past several hours.  The maximum flight-level winds at 700 mb have been 136 kt, and the maximum surface wind estimates … Continue reading National Hurricane Center News: Hurricane Michael Update

TALLAHASSEE, Florida | The Latest: Major Hurricane Michael nearing Cat 4 strength

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 p.m. Major Hurricane Michael is still gaining strength and forecast to become a potentially devastating Category 4 storm before making landfall along Florida’s northeast Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 11 p.m. EDT Tuesday that a hurricane hunter plane … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Florida | The Latest: Major Hurricane Michael nearing Cat 4 strength

National Hurricane Center News: Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

MIAMI, FL – The National Hurricane Center released the following forecast by Forecaster Cangialosi: For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Michael, located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and on Tropical Storm Leslie, located over the central Atlantic Ocean. 1 – A broad … Continue reading National Hurricane Center News: Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

MIAMI | Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

MIAMI — Newly named Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen to a hurricane as it heads to the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday. The hurricane center upgraded the tropical depression in the Caribbean to a named tropical storm, saying it had winds of up to 40 mph (65 kph). The storm could … Continue reading MIAMI | Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

MIAMI | Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

MIAMI — Forecasters say a tropical depression in the Caribbean could strengthen over the next several days and become a hurricane by midweek. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the tropical depression could strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday. The hurricane center advised residents along the northeastern and … Continue reading MIAMI | Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8 a.m. Tropical Storm Florence is continuing to dump dangerous amounts of rain as it continues its slow slog across the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving west at 2 mph (3.2 kph), with its center located about 35 … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the core of Florence was located at 11 p.m. Friday … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence now in South Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. The center of Tropical Storm Florence has moved into South Carolina, and both it and North Carolina continue to face powerful winds and catastrophic flooding. Florence’s top sustained winds remain at 70 mph (110 kph) as it crawls west at just 3 mph (6 … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence now in South Carolina

WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

WASHINGTON  — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence’s monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren’t walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a hurricane’s winds pushing relentlessly on the shore, they are more like domes of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

National Hurricane Center News: Hurricane Florence Forecast Discussion

MIAMI, FL – The National Hurricane Center located in Miami, FL has released the following information, Hurricane Florence Discussion Number 56: The satellite presentation of Florence has changed little overnight with the eye waxing and waning in infrared imagery.  The eye has moved into NWS radar range and can be seen in radar data from Morehead … Continue reading National Hurricane Center News: Hurricane Florence Forecast Discussion

RALEIGH, N.C. | The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad weather advisories stretched from Florida to … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

WASHINGTON | Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

WASHINGTON— To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check. Higher … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

MIAMI | South Carolina declares emergency ahead of Florence

MIAMI  — Tropical Storm Florence is becoming a “better organized” weather system that will likely strengthen into a hurricane late Saturday, weather forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday the storm was expected to become a “major hurricane” by Tuesday as it passes between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm … Continue reading MIAMI | South Carolina declares emergency ahead of Florence

MIAMI | Florence could cause dangerous surf along US coast

MIAMI — Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. Though weakened to a tropical storm, Florence was expected to regain hurricane strength as it neared Bermuda. Large swells were likely … Continue reading MIAMI | Florence could cause dangerous surf along US coast

Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

A system moving quickly toward the central U.S. Gulf Coast is expected to become a tropical storm by Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. The system is brewing about 175 miles (281 kilometers) east-southeast of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Maximum sustained winds of the unnamed system have been clocked at 30 mph … Continue reading Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

PETERSBURG, Fla.  | The Latest: Alberto expected to make landfall Monday

PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 8 a.m. The center of Subtropical Storm Alberto will likely reach the northern U.S. Gulf Coast Monday afternoon or evening. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory issued at 8 a.m. EDT that the storm’s center was located about 100 … Continue reading PETERSBURG, Fla.  | The Latest: Alberto expected to make landfall Monday

Pedestrian bridge collapses at university; several hurt

MIAMI /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing at least five vehicles under massive slabs. Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances and authorities launched search and rescue missions. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted that “multiple” people were injured when the Florida International University … Continue reading Pedestrian bridge collapses at university; several hurt