The National Weather Service has discontinued a tropical storm warning for Louisiana after forecast models indicated that the state is under less of a threat from Tropical Storm Debby than initially thought.
Santo Domingo (AFP) - The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The strongest storm system to threaten the United States in a decade roared toward Florida on Thursday, forcing thousands from their homes and prompting dire warnings from forecasters and public officials alike.
Floridians hunkered down Thursday as pelting rain and punishing wind began to pummel the state, the first sting of a deadly hurricane expected to grind its way up the coast overnight and through most of the day Friday.
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Hurricane Hermine — upgraded from a tropical storm on Thursday afternoon — has taken aim at Florida's western Big Bend area, and should strike late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Colin was gaining speed and strength Monday on its way to striking Florida with threatening rains that could cause flooding along much of the state’s Gulf coast.
A large portion of Florida’s western and Panhandle coast was under a tropical storm warning when the National Hurricane Center announced that a quickly moving depression had become a named storm.
HALIFAX — Arthur has now been downgraded from a hurricane to a post tropical storm as southwestern Nova Scotia begins to feel its effects this morning.
Stephen Hatt, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says wind gusts of 90 to 100 kilometres per hour have already been reported in the Yarmouth area.
Hatt says a tropical storm warning is in effect for all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as eastern and southern New Brunswick, which are expecting 100- to- 150 millimetres of rain — enough to cause localized flooding.
As if having to pay the highest price of gas since 2008 for the Independence Day weekend wasn't bad enough, millions of traveling east coasters will now have to deal with what may develop into a hurricane as well, and will certainly result in less than perfect weather conditions as the holiday weekend unrolls.