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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Kate has formed and is approaching the central Bahamas.
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Hurricane Patricia roared ashore in southwestern Mexico as a Category 5 storm Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds hours after it peaked as one of the strongest storms ever recorded.
Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car.
With $175 billion in potential losses, Tampa Bay is the most vulnerable metro area in the nation to storm surge floods caused by a once-in-a-century hurricane.
JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Coast Guard will suspend its search for survivors of the cargo ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, officials told the crew's family members.
NASSAU, Bahamas — The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.
NASSAU, Bahamas — An intensive, dawn-to-dark search Saturday turned up a life ring but no other sign of a cargo ship from Jacksonville with 33 people on board that lost power and communications off the southeastern Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.
For days, the models that guide the National Hurricane Center's forecasts had been split over the future of Hurricane Joaquin.
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — Hurricane Joaquin hammered islands in the central Bahamas with torrential rains that flooded homes and forecasters warned that the "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm could grow even stronger.
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — Hurricane Joaquin hammered islands in the central Bahamas with torrential rains that flooded homes, and forecasters warned that the “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm could grow even stronger as it roared on a path that could take it near the U.S. East Coast.
MIAMI — Hurricane Joaquin grew into a Category 3 storm late Wednesday as it approached the central islands of the Bahamas on a projected track that would take it near the U.S. East Coast by the weekend.
The East Coast is about to get a lot of rain because of Tropical Storm Joaquin.
A storm system in the Atlantic Ocean may develop into a tropical storm in the next few days, but it is not considered an immediate threat to land.