Hurricane center monitors 2 systems in Atlantic

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Two systems in the Atlantic Ocean with potential to form into a tropical or subtropical depressions or storms are under close watch by the National Hurricane Center on Saturday, as the end of hurricane season grows closer.

As of 7 p.m., one nontropical low pressure system was located about 700 miles east-southeast of Bermuda ...Read more

Tropical disturbance reemerges northeast of the Caribbean Sea

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With a just a little more than a week left in hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is once again monitoring an area of low pressure that has resurfaced in the Atlantic basin.

The disturbance, located to the northeast of the Caribbean on Sunday, has a 20% chance of developing in the next five days, likely somewhere between the Bahamas...Read more

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At least 22 dead in Central America after Hurricane Iota as rescue crews work through flooding and debris

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Hurricane Iota's death toll in the Central America region on Wednesday rose to 22, including two children, as survivors and rescuers continue to wade through murky waters and catastrophic debris.

Five people died in Honduras and six in Nicaragua, Gonzalo Atxaerandio, the Central America disaster and crisis coordinator for the Red Cross who is ...Read more

2 disturbances could soon form in the Atlantic, forecasters say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two disturbances in the Tropics are being monitored, both have a low chance of developing over the next five days, but neither is a threat to Florida.

With a few more weeks left in hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas for potential development in the Atlantic basin.

A tropical ...Read more


Editorial: Double hurricanes could make the Central America migration crisis even worse

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It's unclear at this point exactly how much death and damage have been inflicted in Nicaragua and Honduras by Hurricane Iota, the second major storm to strike the region in as many weeks. But it will be considerable — winds raging at 155 mph stripped roofs from buildings and blew other structures apart as rain drenched land already sodden from...Read more


Hurricane Iota pounds Nicaragua and Honduras, and nearly wipes out a Colombian island

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Hurricane Iota, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic basin this late in the year, crashed into Central America late Monday night as a Category 4, delivering massive devastation to the indigenous city of Puerto Cabezas and surrounding towns in northeastern Nicaragua. It also barreled through a small Colombian archipelago along the ...Read more

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Hurricane Iota tears through Nicaragua, weakens to Category 1

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Hurricane Iota fell to Category 1 strength after tearing into Nicaragua Monday night with Category 4 gusts, bringing with it dangerous flood waters and catastrophic winds to an already storm-beaten area. The National Hurricane Center is tracking Iota's progress while simultaneously monitoring a low pressure system with odds of becoming the 31st ...Read more


Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as a record-breaking Category 5 storm

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Central America braced for its second major hurricane in as many weeks as Hurricane Iota, now a record-setting Category 5 storm, roared ashore in Nicaragua Monday night.

The storm made landfall in nearly exactly the same place as Eta, a Category 4 hurricane that battered the area two weeks ago. Iota is forecast to bring catastrophic winds, life...Read more

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Hurricane Iota shoots up to Category 5 storm before Central American landfall

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Hurricane Iota shot up to a Category 5 dangerous storm Monday morning shortly before its expected to bring catastrophic winds to Central America.

The 30th named storm of the 2020 season was about 40 miles west of Isla de Providencia, Columbia and moving at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center...Read more

Hurricane Iota forecast to become a dangerous Category 4 storm

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Iota continued to expand and strengthen over the Caribbean Sea, and is forecast to be at Category 4 strength within 48 hours or so, ahead of its landfall in northeastern Central America, the National Hurricane Center said.

Iota had increased in intensity from a tropical storm to a hurricane at Category 1 ...Read more

Despite some lack of trust in the Honduran government, Miamians to send supplies after Eta

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MIAMI — Comparing the massive destruction Hurricane Eta caused in Honduras last week to that of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas in 2019 and that of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez pleaded with South Floridians on Friday for supplies to send to the wrecked Central American country, which has another hurricane ...Read more

Tropical Storm Iota, 30th storm of historic season, expected to strengthen into hurricane

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — This has already been the most active hurricane season in recorded history, but 2020 isn't done yet. Tropical Storm Iota formed Friday afternoon in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center said.

Iota is the 30th tropical system this year, and its forecast to intensify rapidly into a hurricane as it tracks ...Read more

Death toll climbs after flash flooding in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is still dealing with the effects of severe flash flooding that left at least 10 people dead across the state on Thursday.

The weather system tied to Tropical Storm Eta pounded the state with heavy rain, dropping more than 9 inches in some areas, including Rocky Mount, according to the National Weather Service. ...Read more

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Eta's floodwaters drowned horse barns in South Florida. Now owners are scrambling to find dry land

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DAVIE, Fla. — South Florida horse owners didn't think Tropical Storm Eta posed much of a threat. Their horses had lived through countless hurricanes in barns made of concrete, or open fields where they could run away from any threat.

They weren't prepared for floodwaters that drenched their horses' stalls with water nearly up to their knees ...Read more

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Hurricanes are becoming turbocharged — and harder to predict

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When Hurricane Laura battered Louisiana in August, becoming the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in the U.S., forecasters were confounded by its behavior.

Not only did it fail lose power as hurricanes often do when they approach land, it appeared to be doing the exact opposite, exploding from a Category 1 to a Category 4 storm in less ...Read more

Tropical wave could be next tropical storm, Eta chills out as an extratropical low

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While Eta loses steam and becomes an extratropical low, a tropical wave in the southern Caribbean is gaining strength and is likely to become the 30th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season.

The wave has become better organized Friday morning in an area where environmental conditions are favorable for development, the National Hurricane ...Read more

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'I've never seen anything like that.' The reasons why Eta flooded South Florida so badly

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MIAMI — After wading through knee-high water to get from her Jeep to her newly rented apartment at Venetian Gardens in Hialeah on Monday, Evgeniya Ignatushchenko had a sinking feeling.

The residential complex's parking lot was flooded and surrounding streets looked like lakes and canals that evoked the watery Italian city of Venice, namesake ...Read more

Hurricane Eta forms again as it closes in on Florida's west coast

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Eta reached hurricane strength for the second time as the Category 1 storm made its approach toward Florida's west coast early Wednesday.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Anna Maria Island to Yankeetown, where hurricane conditions are possible within 24 hours, forecasters said.

By Thursday, "life-threatening storm surge" could occur on ...Read more

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2020 hurricane season gets tag of busiest on record — but with an asterisk

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U.S. coastal interests need not give an iota about this particular one, but with the formation of Theta the 2020 Atlantic Basin hurricane season officially set a record for the highest numbers of "named" storms — 29.

"There's no doubt this has been an extremely busy year," said Christopher Landsea, chief of the National Hurricane Center's ...Read more

'We cannot handle any more,' Jamaican parliament member says after storms Zeta, Eta

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Back-to-back tropical storms over the past few weeks, Zeta and Eta, have left Jamaica digging itself out from under washed-out roads, swollen rivers and ravaging landslides that have left at least two people dead and homes buried underneath water and mud.

The hardest hit of the country's parishes, St. Andrew, was still dealing with reports of ...Read more