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Freddy Is Now the Longest-Lived Cyclone on Record

31-day-old Indian Ocean storm is on course to make landfall for a third time

(Newser) - Much like Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Cyclone Freddy keeps coming back when people think the threat has subsided. The storm in the Indian Ocean is now the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record, having tied with 1994's Hurricane-Typhoon John at 31 days, and is on...

Canada Begins Storm Recovery
Canada Assesses
Storm Damage

Canada Assesses Storm Damage

Long recovery will require efforts of thousands, officials say

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands of people in Atlantic Canada remained without power Sunday, and officials tried to assess the scope of devastation from former Hurricane Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs, and blocked roads across the country's Atlantic provinces. After surging north from the Caribbean, Fiona came ashore...

Tropical Storm Gains Strength Off Texas Coast

Nicholas could hit state as hurricane

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Nicholas gathered strength Monday and threatened to blow ashore in Texas as a hurricane that could bring up to 20 inches of rain to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Nearly all of the state’s...

Tropical Storm Mindy Makes Landfall in Florida

National Hurricane Center says it could cause flooding in Florida, Georgia, SC

(Newser) - Rain was pouring down on the Florida Panhandle as Tropical Storm Mindy made its way across the state early Thursday morning. The storm made landfall in St. Vincent Island on Wednesday night. Mindy was expected to cause as much as 6 inches of rainfall across the Florida Panhandle and portions...

'Ida Certainly Has the Potential to Be Very Bad'

Louisiana declares emergency as tropical storm approaches

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Ida prompted a hurricane watch for New Orleans and an emergency declaration for the state of Louisiana as it pushed across the Caribbean toward an anticipated strike on Cuba Friday. Ida could be near major hurricane strength by the time it reaches the northern Gulf Coast, which forecasters...

Tropical Storm to Quickly Follow Haiti Earthquake

Grace likely to hit devastated island

(Newser) - Even as rescuers and loved ones still search rubble for signs of life, Haitians are bracing for another disaster that could pile onto a death count that's already surpassed 300 in the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake . Per NBC News , Tropical Storm Grace looks likely to batter the ailing...

Flooding of NYC Subways Doesn't Stop Commuters

Flooded Subways?
NYC Commuters
Trudge On

Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On

Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods

(Newser) - New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the New York Times , the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...

Weakened Elsa Makes Landfall in Florida

'Clearly, this could have been worse,' governor says

(Newser) - A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa is making its way toward Georgia after making landfall in Florida—and while storm surge is still a worry, officials say the storm has not caused any deaths or major damage. Elsa made landfall in Taylor County, southeast of Tallahassee, around 11am with maximum sustained...

Elsa Could Hit Florida as a Hurricane

NHC says storm surge could hit Tampa area

(Newser) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Elsa is strengthening and could became a hurricane before making landfall along Florida’s Gulf coast early Wednesday. In addition to damaging winds and heavy rains, the the National Hurricane Center warned of life-threatening storm surges, flooding, and isolated tornadoes. A hurricane warning...

Condo Searchers Carry On Through Rain, Wind

4 more bodies found, bringing total to 32

(Newser) - The discovery of four more victims in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condominium building raised the death toll to 32, officials said Tuesday as a ramped-up search effort faced new threats from severe weather with Tropical Storm Elsa. Lightning forced rescuers to pause their work for two hours early...

Storm Warning Extended as Elsa Nears Florida

Storm expected to hit state's Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Florida's Gulf Coast has been placed under a tropical storm warning, with forecasters warning that Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to impact the Florida Keys late Monday and move across or near the coast Tuesday and Wednesday. The warning has been extended as far north as the Tampa Bay...

9 Children Killed in Accident After Tropical Storm Hits
Crash During Storm
Kills 9 Children

Crash During Storm Kills 9 Children

Alabama's death toll since Tropical Storm Claudette hit reaches 12

(Newser) - Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern US, causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Nine children and an adult were killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 65, the AP reports. Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock...

Tropical Storm Claudette Charts a Soggy Course

Flash floods, tornadoes are a possibility in Gulf Coast states

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as it chugged inland Saturday, threatening flash floods and possibly tornadoes along its soggy course across the Southeast. The National Hurricane Center declared Claudette organized enough to qualify as a named storm at 4am Saturday, well...

We Already Have Our First Named Storm of Season

Andres is earliest tropical storm on record to form in eastern Pacific

(Newser) - Hurricane season doesn't start in the eastern Pacific until Saturday, but the first tropical storm of the season is already here: Andres, which formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico and had sustained winds of 40mph Sunday. While tropical systems are known to develop before the...

Normal Hurricane Season Means More Storms Now

Agency also rethinks 'normal weather' as temperatures rise

(Newser) - A recordkeeping change has altered expectations for the number of tropical storms in an Atlantic hurricane season. The average number of named tropical storms in a year is now 14, up from an average of 12 before the change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The numbers are based...

Tropical Storm Eta Caused a 'Tough Day for the Carolinas'

Storm killed at least 4 in NC

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Eta raced off the Southeast Atlantic seacoast late Thursday, spreading heavy rains and gusty winds around the Carolinas only hours after blustering across north Florida. One death in Florida was linked to the storm, along with some scattered flooding and forecasters said the tropical storm was on a...

Tropical Storm Eta Hits Florida a 2nd Time

Storm made landfall on state's west coast

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Eta has returned to Florida after causing major flooding in the south of the state earlier this week before moving out into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm hit the state's west coast this time, making landfall near Cedar Key, north of the Tampa Bay area, around...

Zeta Leaves 'Catastrophic' Damage in Louisiana

Storm killed at least 6 people in 4 states

(Newser) - Trees on top of buses and cars. Roofs ripped off homes. Boats pushed onto the highway by surging seawater. Hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta were far from land over the Atlantic on Friday, but people across the South were still digging...

Zeta Weakens to Tropical Storm After Battering Gulf Coast
A Fast-Moving Zeta Weakens

A Fast-Moving Zeta Weakens

Storm has left at least 2 dead

(Newser) - A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought. The storm raged onshore Wednesday afternoon in the small village of Cocodrie...

Gulf Coast Braces for Possible Record No One Wants

Zeta could be 11th named storm to make landfall in the US this season

(Newser) - Yet again, the Gulf Coast is bracing as another hurricane roars toward it. Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 season, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday, NBC News reports. It made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, the AP reports. It'...

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