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Martha Beneduci ran the Hudson Shrimp Docks for 18 years before giving it up when her husband, Al, died. She still owns the Capt. Al, the boat she and her husband were on the night of the no-name storm.BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Swimming against the storm to save a fleet

HUDSON --The water level at the shrimp docks had risen to Martha Beneduci's neck. Saltwater whipped by 50-mph winds stung her face. A powerful storm had pushed massive amounts of water into the coast. The docks had become a lake swelling into the streets and homes of this Pasco County fishing community. Beneduci sa …

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No-name storm forced changes in insurance, preparation

Floridians know storms on a first-name basis: Andrew. Charley. Opal. Wilma. Those hurricanes still haunt our collective consciousness, reminders of danger, destruction and death. But i …

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Modern forecasting got start with 1993 no-name storm

Even on the clattering low-tech machines we used 20 years ago, it was clear this was no ordinary spring storm. It was March 1993, and I was chief meteorologist at the NBC station in Austin, …

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Scenes from the 1993 No-Name Storm

They called it the “No-Name Storm’’ because in March 1993 only hurricanes got names. By the time its effects were measured, it earned the moniker “Storm of the Century.’’ It drowned more people than hurricanes Hugo and Andrew combined.

    

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  1. Remnants of Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia (w/video)

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia Friday afternoon and evening, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

    Wth a rising tide, strong southerly winds from Tropical Depression Cindy lash the lakefront Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Mandeville, La. [David Grunfeld | NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP]
  2. Forecast: Hot, humid and mostly dry conditions prevail for St. Pete Pride weekend

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    The threat of any lingering effects from Tropical Storm Cindy have passed, leaving behind a relatively dry — but hot and humid — St. Pete Pride weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]
  3. A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide (w/video)

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    NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain …

    Tricia Hayes records images of unusually large waves created by Tropical Storm Cindy on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center to raise its readiness level. He also activated four Texas Task Force 1 boat squads and two Texas Military Department vehicles squads of five vehicles each to respond to any weather-related emergencies. [Guiseppe Barranco | The Beaumont Enterprise via AP]
  4. Forecast: Hot, humid conditions across Tampa Bay with less rain in wake of Tropical Storm Cindy

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    Drier air will push into the Tampa Bay area in the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy, providing a little relief from the rain — but not the heat and humidity.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  5. Official: Missouri boy fatally struck by log in Tropical Storm Cindy surge

    Hurricanes

    NEW ORLEANS — A sheriff's captain says a 10-year-old from Missouri boy has died on the Alabama coast after being fatally struck by a log washed in by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy.

    People sit in a car and watch the waves on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain as weather from Tropical Storm Cindy, in the Gulf of Mexico, impacts the region in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. [Associated Press]
  6. Forecast: Humid with spotty afternoon showers for Tampa Bay as Tropical Storm Cindy stays away

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    Summer has officially arrived, and Wednesday will mark the longest day of the season — with nearly 14 hours of daylight.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  7. Cheering first day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected (w/video)

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    PHOENIX — The first day of summer was expected bring some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that could reach 120 degrees in Phoenix.

    Salvation Army volunteer Jackie Rifkin tries to keep cool at she works at a special Salvation Army hydration station to help people try to keep hydrated and stay cool as temperatures climb to near-record highs, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Phoenix. [Associated Press]
  8. Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico, tracks toward Louisiana

    Hurricanes

    Tropical Storm Bret may have fizzled into a tropical wave, but all eyes shifted to Tropical Storm Cindy, which formed Tuesday and threatens the coasts of Louisiana and Texas with downpours that could cause flash flooding.

    Tropical Storm Cindy formed in the Gulf of Mexico on June 20, 2017, and warnings have been issued for parts of Louisiana and Texas. [National Hurricane Center]