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Nate Hits the Gulf

Nate is now a tropical depression after striking the Gulf Coast as a Category One Hurricane.

  Nate made landfall twice, both times as a category one hurricane, first in Louisiana, then in Biloxi, Mississippi. Rains soaked areas like Grand Isle, Louisiana, and strong winds brought down trees and power lines in Mississippi. At one point, more than one hundred thousand people were without power. Nate flooded downtown streets in Mobile, and washed away part of…

Maria Hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria batters the Caribbean, leaving all of Puerto Rico in the dark.

Hurricane Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico Wednesday as a category four storm, with so much force the entire island is now without power. Downtown San Juan was whipped by 155-mile-per-hour winds, and soaked in more than 20 inches of rain. A nighttime curfew is in place through Saturday to allow rescue and power crews to work. Forecasters say the…

Irma Hits Florida

Hurricane Irma continues up the state of Florida, bringing strong winds, power outages, and a storm surge that could be deadly.

  A monster hurricane marching north through south Florida, knocking out power to millions, creating rivers in the street, and even spawning tornadoes. Irma started out as a category four storm. 400 miles wide, packing 130 mile per hour winds. Over 100,000 people are taking refuge in more than 500 shelters across the state.While the storm has weakened, forecasters are…

Anticipating Irma

Hundreds of thousands are fleeing Hurricane Irma as the category 5 storm heads toward Florida.

  It could be one of the country’s worst natural disasters. Hurricane Irma is headed right for south Florida. The national hurricane center says Irma will make a direct hit on Florida. Landfall s expected Saturday or Sunday, but it’s too soon to tell if it will be a category four or five storm. Uncertainty about the storm’s track and…

Emily Makes Landfall

Florida is dealing with the very wet remnants of Tropical Depression Emily.

The storm caught many by surprise. Florida Governor Rick Scott made emergency declarations for more than 30 counties in preparation for the storm. Still, thousands were without power Monday, the result of Emily’s strong winds and drenching rains. The storm officially made landfall Monday at Anna Maria Island, near St. Petersburg. The tropical storm was downgraded to a tropical depression…