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Tropical wave zeroing in on Windward Islands

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MIAMI -- A tropical wave racing toward the Caribbean and expected to spin into a potentially dangerous storm will likely reach the Windward Islands by Wednesday.

At 4:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the system was located about 300 miles east-southeast of Barbados and was continuing to show signs of strengthening...Read more

Fast-moving Atlantic wave likely to become tropical depression in next couple of days

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MIAMI -- Hurricane forecasters have upped the odds of a fast-moving tropical wave rolling toward the Windward Islands becoming a depression in the next day or two.

Monday afternoon, the system was located about 950 miles east, southeast of the islands and becoming better organized. The storm was headed west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph, ...Read more

Karl weakens to a tropical depression, but may yet become a hurricane

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It's the weather, so it doesn't always do what people think it might.

That was the case with now-Tropical Depression Karl on Wednesday, which instead of strengthening as expected, thumbed its nose at high-tech forecasting tools and weakened to a tropical depression.

But the weakening was thought to be temporary. Karl, ...Read more

Super Typhoon Meranti lashes Taiwan, causes floods and power outages

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TAIPEI -- Super Typhoon Meranti caused flooding and left almost 170,000 households in Taiwan without electricity on Wednesday, as the eye of the storm passed close by the south of the island nation.

Since late Tuesday, powerful winds and torrential rains have hit the east and south of the country, leading to schools and most offices remaining ...Read more

Disturbance along Florida's northeast coast given 40 percent chance of development

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Forecasters said Tuesday afternoon that a large system of storms along Florida's northeast coast had a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

"This system is very close to having the organization required of a tropical cyclone," according to a Tropical Weather Outlook issued by the Miami-based National...Read more

Tropical Storm Ian forms in Central Atlantic; no threat to US

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The season's ninth tropical storm, Ian, has formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center says.

It poses no threat to land.

According to an 11 a.m. EDT bulletin from the Miami-based hurricane center, Ian was about 1,140 miles southeast of Bermuda and packing maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, just...Read more

Hermine pounds Atlantic Coast, menaces northeastern US

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WASHINGTON -- High winds and heavy waves from slow-moving Tropical Storm Hermine hammered the U.S. Atlantic Coast on the weekend, with forecasts predicting that the system could regain hurricane strength by Monday as it crawls north.

Millions of people along the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to New Jersey were in regions under storm ...Read more

Hermine's Florida toll: 1 dead, 253,000 without power and a soggy mess

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MIAMI -- Florida began digging out of the soggy mess left by Hurricane Hermine on Friday after the state's first hurricane in a decade roared ashore near the tiny Big Bend town of St. Marks.

Carving a path that stretched from Tampa to the Panhandle, the storm battered the state but claimed only one life despite delivering dangerously high storm...Read more

Weakened Hermine hits Florida, Georgia

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VALDOSTA, Ga. -- The sky turned a fire hose on this city Friday morning, knocking out power, sending scores of people to a shelter and blowing down trees onto roofs.

People huddled in their homes could hear, if not feel, the wind and rain scratching and pushing at their walls. The driving winds were blowing hard at the trees and everything else...Read more

Hermine becomes a hurricane; storm surge expected in Florida

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The storm bearing down on Florida's northwest coast strengthened into Hurricane Hermine on Thursday afternoon and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane to strike Florida in 11 years.

An Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane found the storm's winds had reached 75 miles per hour, just over the threshold for a Category ...Read more

Hermine on track to end Florida's lucky streak

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Hurricane warnings reached across the Florida Panhandle Thursday as the state braced for Hermine.

The tropical storm continued to intensify Thursday morning, with sustained winds climbing to 65 mph and a large swath of the coast already seeing a foot of storm surge. At 8 a.m., Hermine was located 195 miles southwest of Apalachicola heading ...Read more

Tropical Storm Hermine likely to make Gulf Coast landfall

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MIAMI -- Say hello to Hermine. After days of threatening to intensify, a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico blossomed into a tropical storm Wednesday.

With sustained winds reaching 45 mph and moving about 7 mph Wednesday evening, Hermine will likely near northwest Florida on Thursday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said. Tropical ...Read more

Florida's Big Bend under hurricane watch with widespread rain expected everywhere else in area

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MIAMI -- A hurricane watch was issued Tuesday evening for Florida's Big Bend as a tropical depression continued to swirl in the Gulf of Mexico.

Over the next day or two, the National Hurricane Center said the tropical depression is expected to grow more organized and make a northeast turn toward Florida's Gulf Coast, raising the risk of storm ...Read more

Tropical depression in Gulf expected to strengthen Monday

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MIAMI -- A messy tropical wave that strengthened to a tropical depression late Sunday as it pushed into the Gulf of Mexico could gain more power Monday

In their 11 a.m. advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the system would likely become a tropical storm later Monday. Located about 170 miles west, southwest of Key West, the storm...Read more

South Florida will see only rain, wind from tropical system this weekend

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Showers and thunderstorms increased Friday in the tropical system approaching Florida, but it appears South Florida will see nothing this weekend but some gusts and heavy rain.

The National Hurricane Center's forecast showed Broward and Palm Beach counties to be outside the area that could see a tropical depression or ...Read more

Tropical wave threatens flooding in South Florida, forecasters say

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MIAMI -- Regardless of whether a tropical wave threatening South Florida actually musters the strength to become a more fierce storm, forecasters say the region is in for a soggy, wet weekend, with possible flooding. The wave weakened slightly Thursday afternoon as it continued to encounter crippling wind shear. But forecasters say there's still...Read more

Wave churning out tropical storm force winds but still no center

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MIAMI -- Once it gets past the Bahamas, a storm tumbling across the Caribbean toward Florida risks getting worse, fast.

A hurricane hunter plane sent Wednesday found tropical storm force winds streaming from the storm, but no clear center, the National Hurricane Center reported. Until it becomes better organized, forecasters say it's too soon ...Read more

Tropical systems stacking up; too soon to say where they're going

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MIAMI -- Right on schedule, hurricane season is heating up.

A tropical wave pointed toward the islands and South Florida is threatening to intensify while a second wave just off the coast of Africa became the season's seventh tropical depression Monday. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Fiona continues to trek east about 500 miles from the northern ...Read more

In flooded Louisiana neighborhood, residents ride home through alligator-infested waters

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BREAUX BRIDGE, La. -- Anita Leblanc was riding home on a tractor through several feet of floodwater Sunday, the same tractor that moments before had towed her car away from the overflowing Vermilion River to safety.

More than a week after a storm flooded much of central Louisiana, killing 13, more than 86,000 have applied for assistance from ...Read more

With no clear plan for housing aid, thousands remain displaced by Louisiana flooding

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GONZALES, La. -- After her apartment in this small industrial riverfront town flooded, Mary Green-King ended up with hundreds of other evacuees at a shelter.

Just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse -- she also lost her car and had spent five nights at the shelter -- her cellphone rang. It was her landlord of three years.

"I have 48 ...Read more