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WASHINGTON — Some 10 years after the winds died down, federal officials are still cleaning up after a flurry of hurricanes hit Florida in 2004 and 2005, with a new federal audit saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency might have paid cities for damages that insurance should have covered.
Hurricane season is nearly over, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 2014 will go down as a tranquil year for tropical storms.
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Tropical Storm Hanna has formed in the Gulf of Mexico very close to the coast of Nicaragua and is expected to move inland by Monday afternoon, the National Hurrican Center says.
A tropical depression swirling in the Bay of Campeche was expected to move over the Yucatan Peninsula in coming days and would probably stay well away from Tampa Bay, Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said.
HAMILTON, Bermuda — The eye of Hurricane Gonzalo crossed over part of this tiny British territory Friday night, pounding Bermuda with fierce wind and heavy surf as a Category 2 storm that carried the threat of a dangerous storm surge.
MIAMI — Hurricane Gonzalo barreled toward Bermuda as a major Category 3 storm Wednesday, threatening the tiny archipelago where people rushed to repair homes and clear trees and power lines knocked down by a weekend tropical storm.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua — Hurricane Gonzalo formed Monday in the Caribbean and was on course to move out over open ocean after buffeting Antigua and nearby islands with heavy rain and wind.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Hurricane Fay toppled utility poles and knocked out power to 27,000 customers in Bermuda before moving out over open ocean on Sunday, just as a new storm raced toward the eastern rim of the Caribbean, threatening to become a hurricane.
Subtropical Storm Fay formed in the Atlantic on Friday as forecasters issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda.
NEW YORK — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims.
Tropical Storm Dolly formed Monday in the Gulf of Mexico and was expected to make landfall on the eastern Mexico coast by Wednesday morning.
The storm poses no threat to Florida.
Early projections by the National Hurricane Center indicate a weather system in the eastern Caribbean that could strengthen into a tropical storm today will turn northward and spare Florida a direct hit.