Hurricanes

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Unprecedented power outages as deadly Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" hits Ireland

Over 360 000 homes and businesses are currently without power in Ireland as Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" tracks over the country with hurricane-force winds. The number of outages is only going to increase and could easily reach 500 000 within the next couple of...

October 16, 2017

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 31 lives

At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane "Ophelia" swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on...

October 16, 2017

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Met Eireann: Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event since 1961

Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event to hit Ireland since Hurricane "Debbie" hit in 1961, resulting in 15 deaths, Met Eireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service warns. Ophelia is expected to be near the southwest tip...

October 15, 2017

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Record-breaking Hurricane "Ophelia" to pass SE of Azores before hitting Ireland and UK

The center of record-breaking Category 3 Hurricane "Ophelia" is expected to pass to the southeast of the Azores around 00:00 UTC on October 15, 2017 and then head toward Ireland and the United Kingdom. Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical...

October 14, 2017

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Ophelia is 10th consecutive Atlantic hurricane - tying the all-time record set in 1878

Ophelia became a hurricane on October 11, 2017 thus becoming the 10th consecutive Atlantic named storm to reach hurricane status, tying the all-time record set in 1878 and equaled in 1886 and 1893, according to Dr. Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at CSU...

October 12, 2017

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Puerto Rico death toll rises to 45, 113 still missing, 85% without power

According to latest figures, the death toll in Puerto Rico caused by the passage of Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" on September 20, 2017, has risen to 45. There are still 113 people unaccounted for. Most of the island is still without basic services such as...

October 12, 2017

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Nate weakening as it heads inland over Deep South, 120 000+ without power

Hurricane "Nate" made its first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River, southeastern Louisiana around 00:00 UTC on October 8 (19:00 CDT, October 7) and its second near Biloxi, Mississippi around 05:30 UTC (00:30 CDT) with winds near 140 km/h (85...

October 08, 2017

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Powerful, fast-moving Hurricane "Nate" to slam into US Gulf Coast

After killing at least 22 people in Central America, Nate is now a Category 1 hurricane on its way toward the US Gulf Coast. Its center will move across the central and northern Gulf of Mexico today and make landfall as Category 1 hurricane or stronger along the...

October 07, 2017

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Hurricane "Maria" forces tropical storm and storm surge watches for North Carolina

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Surf City northward to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds at 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT) on Sunday, September 24, 2017. At the same time, a Storm Surge...

September 25, 2017

guajataca dam failure puerto rico september 2017

Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators...

September 23, 2017

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Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...

September 22, 2017

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Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane...

September 20, 2017

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Hurricane "Jose" producing dangerous surf and rip currents along US east coast

Hurricane "Jose" is a large tropical cyclone now swirling off the coast of the eastern United States, producing dangerous surf and rip conditions along the coast for several more days. At 15:00 UTC (11:00 EDT) on September 19, 2017, the center of Hurricane...

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica September 19 2017

Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" hits Dominica, Puerto Rico bracing for catastrophic impact

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country's southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum...

September 19, 2017

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Maria rapidly intensifying, about to slam into Leeward Islands as a major hurricane

Hurricane "Maria" is expected to rapidly intensify over the next 48 hours and slam into the Leeward Islands as a major, Category 3 or 4 hurricane late Monday, September 18 / early Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (local time). Maria is then expected to move...

September 18, 2017

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Hurricane "Max" about to hit Mexico, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain expected

Tropical Storm "Max" intensified into a Category 1 hurricane at 12:00 UTC on September 14, 2017. The government of Mexico has changed the Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado to a Hurricane Warning. A dangerous...

September 14, 2017

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Irma for the history books: Meteorological records and most notable facts

Irma was born as a tropical storm on August 30, 2017 and became a hurricane on August 31. It then rapidly intensified into Category 5 hurricane and passed over several Caribbean islands, destroying everything in its path. It made landfall over Cudjoe Key in the...

September 13, 2017