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Hurricane Willa could bring a lot of misery to U.S. this week

Hurricane Willa is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico as a Category 3 storm, bringing the potential for life-threatening storm surge, wind, and torrents of rain. But the US will also feel the storm's fury, including a Nor'easter.

Hurricane Willa weakens after slamming Mexico's Pacific coast

Escuinapa - Mexico cleared the debris and wreckage Wednesday strewn by powerful Hurricane Willa, but breathed a sigh of relief that damage from the Category 3 storm -- now downgraded to a tropical depression -- wasn't worse.

Hurricane Willa upgraded to Category 5 storm off Mexico

Mexico - Hurricane Willa was upgraded to a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm Monday off Mexico's Pacific coast, where it was expected to produce life-threatening wind and flooding, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Dangerous Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico

Mexico - Hurricane Willa surged to a dangerous Category Four storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, US forecasters said Sunday, warning of a life-threatening storm surge and heavy winds and rainfall.

Rescue teams in Florida search for survivors in hurricane-devastated Mexico Beach

Mexico Beach - Carefully, the search and rescue team examines what is left of a house devastated by Hurricane Michael when it blasted through this small waterfront community days earlier.

Storm left wide swath of Florida a communications dead zone

Panama City - Since Hurricane Michael roared through on Wednesday, a wide swath of Florida's northwest coast has been without telephone or Internet service, adding to the daunting challenges facing residents, loved ones trying to reach them, and the work crews strug...

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal

Lisbon - Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

In Florida beach hamlet, not much left after Hurricane Michael

Mexico Beach - Walk through the deserted, debris-clogged streets of this little resort town after Hurricane Michael largely destroyed it and, oddly, one of the few things you hear are fire alarms -- blaring away from piles of detritus that used to be people's homes.

Florida picks up the pieces in Hurricane Michael's wake

Panama City - Residents of the Florida Panhandle woke to scenes of devastation Thursday after Michael tore a path through the coastal region as a powerful hurricane that killed at least two people.

One dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida

Panama City - Hurricane Michael claimed its first life after roaring ashore in Florida on Wednesday, flooding homes and streets and toppling trees and power lines in the Gulf of Mexico beachfront area where it made landfall as a raging Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Michael reaches Category 2, threatens southern US

Miami - Hurricane Michael strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds over 100 miles per hour on Tuesday as Florida's governor warned it could bring "total devastation" to parts of the southern US state.

Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael

Miami - Residents of northwest Florida had until early Tuesday to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Michael, forecast to crash ashore midweek as a major Category 3 storm with "life-threatening" flash flooding possible.

Storm is now Hurricane Michael — More strengthening expected

Tropical Storm Michael has now been upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane and is headed toward Florida. The storm is forecast to be a "dangerous major hurricane" when it smacks the US Gulf Coast on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Rosa strengthens to Category 3 hurricane off Mexico

Mexico - Hurricane Rosa strengthened Thursday to a Category 3 storm off northern Mexico's Pacific coast, though it was expected to weaken again before making landfall, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, saying it had been inflated to almost 3,000 as part of a ploy to make him look bad.

Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, saying it had been inflated to almost 3,000 as part of a ploy to make him look bad.

As hurricane bears down, Trump... makes it about Trump

Washington - As Hurricane Florence churned towards the US East Coast on Wednesday, Donald Trump assured Americans the government stood ready -- and slipped in some bragging about his handling of monster storms in the past.

Major US tourist sites in path of Hurricane Florence

Charleston - From Charleston's colonial mansions with finely-crafted balustrades, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.

A year after Irma, Antigua evicts Barbudan storm victims from shelter

Saint John's - Dozens of Barbudans were forcibly evicted Saturday from a shelter on neighboring Antigua, leaving them without a home almost exactly a year after powerful Hurricane Irma devastated their island.

NHC: 90 percent chance of Tropical cyclone within 48 hours

A tropical wave located southeast of the Cape Verde Islands has a 90 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend

It seems that the Atlantic hurricane season has awakened from its August nap, not wanting to miss the Labor Day weekend. Forecasters are watching a system in the Caribbean, which could make for a rainy holiday weekend in Florida or the Gulf Coast.

Drenched Hawaii on edge as Hurricane Lane takes its time

Honolulu - Torrential rain pounded Hawaii on Friday as Hurricane Lane crawled toward the island state, triggering landslides and "catastrophic" flooding, while forcing thousands to seek emergency shelter.

The Sahara Desert is a hurricane-killer this season

The National Hurricane Center has been watching two systems in the Atlantic Ocean, one of which has a 25 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours. The second area of disturbance is given a 20 percent chance.

In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect'

Codrington - Steel drums carry a jubilant rendition of "Guantanamera" over the ruins of Barbuda's capital Codrington, as dignitaries and residents mark the latest bit of progress in the island's grueling struggle to recover from Hurricane Irma.

T.S. Chris to become Hurricane — Warning out for Maritimes

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to be upgraded by Monday, July 9, to a Category 1 Hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. Chris is gaining strength and could impact the coastal U.S. on up to possibly the Canadian Maritimes.

First Atlantic hurricane puts Dominica on alert

Miami - The Caribbean island of Dominica, ravaged by the deadly passage of Hurricane Maria last year, was again under a hurricane watch Friday as the first such storm of the 2018 Atlantic season moved toward the Lesser Antilles.

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news

Several hurricanes appear to be moving more slowly, according to new research. This means they are spending increased time over land. This means more local rainfall and dangerous flooding.

Storm-battered Dominica braces for new hurricane season

Roseau - With the hurricane season starting up again in the Atlantic, Irvince Auguiste is feeling vulnerable.

Puerto Rico morgue overflowing with unclaimed bodies

San Juan - Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed bodies, the result of budget cutbacks in the US territory since last year's devastating Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria killed 4,600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll: study

Tampa - Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4,600 people, some 70 times more than official estimates, US researchers said Tuesday.
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