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Hurricanes most vulnerable US cities

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast five years ago this week, becoming the most economically destructive storm in history, it highlighted our vulnerability to the forces of Mother Nature.Today a number of U.S. cities

July 23, 2011

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Hurricane Dora becoming Category 5 hurricane

By 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21, 2011, Dora was nearly a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Dora had maximum sustained winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts. At that time, the NHC stated,

July 22, 2011

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Powerful hurricane Dora could impact Baja California

Dora, expected to strengthen to a major hurricane, will impact parts of western Mexico over the next few days with heavy surf and locally strong, gusty winds. Churning about 250 miles southwest of Acapulco over the eastern Pacific, Dora will continue to strengthen,

July 21, 2011

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Tropical storm Cindy forms over Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. This storm will remain out in the middle of the water, and is not expected to come near shore. It will remain a tropical storm over the next few days and most likely dissipate on Friday.Cindy is the third

July 21, 2011

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Category 1 Ma-on strikes Japan

On July 19, 2100 UTC, Ma-on was approximately 260 nautical miles west-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan (near latitude 33.6N and longitude 134.8E) and moving east-northeast at 6 knots. In the next 12-24 hours, Ma-on is expected to steer away from Honshu and eventually

July 20, 2011

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Tropical storm Dora becomes 4th Pacific hurricane of the season

Tropical storm Dora, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, strengthened off the coast of Central America on Monday. The storm, with winds of about 95 kph, could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday but is not forecast to make a direct hit on land and

July 19, 2011

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Tropical storm Bret stirs bigger waves

   The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has the latest stats on Tropical Storm Bret.Strong northeasterly winds over the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. will steer Bret even farther to the northeast away from the northern Bahamas, protecting the

July 19, 2011

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Typhoon Ma-on expected to slam into south Japan next week

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reports this morning that Ma-on, about 655 miles east-southeast of Iwo-Jima, has shown “steadily improving organization” over the past six hours, with convection “consolidating around the core” and the emergence of an

July 13, 2011

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Tropical Storm Calvin becomes third named storm in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Calvin, the third named storm of this year’s eastern Pacific hurricane season, gained strength off Mexico’s west coast while the U.S. National Hurricane Center monitored another system in the Atlantic. Calvin, which formed yesterday, was about 345

July 08, 2011

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Tropical Storm Arlene drenches eastern Mexico

Strong wind and heavy rain lashed much of eastern Mexico Thursday as Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall at near hurricane strength, whipping up Gulf waves large enough to force area ports to shut down. Ports in Veracruz state were closed due to waves reaching six

July 01, 2011

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First named tropical storm of the season forms near Gulf of Mexico

The first tropical storm of 2011 has formed near the Gulf of Mexico, nearly one month into the Atlantic hurricane season.Tropical Storm Arlene is on a collision course for Mexico. The storm took its time showing up, though, becoming the first named storm

June 30, 2011

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Tropical storm Beatriz caused flooding and destruction in Acapulco area

Hurricane Beatriz brushed Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with powerful rains and winds early Tuesday, flooding streets as tourists hunkered down in hotels. Authorities closed the ports of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo and urged hotel owners to tell

June 22, 2011

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Typhoon Meari gaining strenght

Meari could unleash flooding rain and damaging winds as it takes aim at the Far East late in the week.Meari was named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Wednesday, as Tropical Depression 07W gained storm status over the warm seas east of the northern

June 22, 2011

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Tropical depression SIX-W (06W) forming near Hong Kong coast, Beatriz speeds up

Two tropical storms are brewing in the Northwest Pacific and East Pacific basins; Tropical Storm Beatriz, in the East Pacific Basin near Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico is likely to become a category 1 hurricane later today, June 20. Beatriz is likely to track close

June 21, 2011

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Low pressure system moving NE between Iceland and the British Isles

SAT24  A vigorous area of low pressure looks set to develop south of Ireland on Friday. This is going to be pushing cloud and rain into Ireland, Wales andsouthwest England through the morning, some of it heavy at times. The rain affects much of

June 15, 2011

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Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...

June 05, 2011

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Caribbean could turn active entering into 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on Wednesday and it is possible that the tropics will turn active immediately in the Caribbean. The latest computer models continue to indicate the formation of an area of low pressure in the southwestern or

May 31, 2011