Tropical Storms

  • Tropical Storm Karen continues to move toward Northern Gulf coast October 5, 2013

    Tropical Storm Karen weakened overnight but kept chugging toward the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, with forecasters predicting rain, potential flooding and a decrease in speed later in the day. The National Hurricane Center reported early Saturday that Karen's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 mph, making it a weak...
  • Deadly Mexico storms kill 42, leave 40,000 stranded in floods September 17, 2013

    Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf on Monday, killing at least 42 people and stranding some 40,000 tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco amid some of the worst flooding in decades. Tropical Depression Ingrid battered Mexico's northern Gulf coast, shutting some of...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Economic losses could amount to $ 20 bn October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has left 11 people dead in New York and three other states. Reports say the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast has been put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm. There have been more than 12,000 flight cancellations so far. ...
  • US: 5 reasons why Sandy is expected to be a superstorm October 28, 2012

    1. A Northbound Hurricane Hurricane Sandy is moving slowly toward the north-northeast but is expected to turn to the north and west later Sunday and Monday, forecasters say. At some point, it's expected to become what's known as an extratropical storm. Unlike a tropical system like a hurricane, which gets its...
  • US: Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations October 28, 2012

    Ship Bottom, NJ: Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern US will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned...
  • US: Hurricane Sandy downgraded to tropical storm October 27, 2012

    Bloomsburg: The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy from a hurricane to a tropical storm but warns that "widespread impacts" are still expected into next week for the US East Coast. The storm was expected to increase in speed and move away from the Bahamas and parallel to the southeast...
  • Tropical storm 'Isaac' heads for US Gulf Coast August 27, 2012

    Florida: Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Monday after battering the Caribbean, threatening to interrupt most US offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane...
  • Tropical storm stalls US satellite launch August 25, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: A tropical storm forced the delay of the US space agency's launch of a pair of satellites to Earth's harsh radiation belts, just four minutes before the rockets fired. The countdown was halted early on Saturday for the second time in as many days. NASA initially said it would try...
  • Tropical Storm 'Ernesto' churns toward Jamaica August 4, 2012

    Dominica: Tropical Storm Ernesto churned over open waters early Saturday on a path toward Jamaica and Mexico after dumping heavy rain on islands in the eastern Caribbean. The US National Hurricane Center said Ernesto was expected to approach Jamaica on Sunday and strengthen into a hurricane on Monday on a route...
  • Oil workers missing off stormy Mexico coast September 10, 2011

    Mexico: Mexico's state oil company said on Friday it was searching for 10 workers from a Texas-based company who evacuated from a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Nate. Petroleos Mexicanos said it has two ships searching in the area where the workers, employed by Houston-based...
  • Massive evacuation ordered in US due to flooding September 9, 2011

    Wilkes-Barre: Nearly 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and New York were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee produced more flooding in the US. At Binghamton, New York, the wide river broke a flood record and flowed over retaining walls downtown. About 128...
  • US: tropical storm Lee hits Louisiana coast September 5, 2011

    New Orleans: Tropical Storm Lee crawled onto southern Louisiana's coast on Sunday as New Orleans prepared for one of the biggest tests of its flood defenses since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. The National Hurricane Center said Lee's center was about 125 miles (200 km) west-southwest of New Orleans,...
  • Tropical Storm Jose brushes past Bermuda August 29, 2011

    Bermuda: Tropical Storm Jose spun just to the west of Bermuda on Sunday, buffeting the wealthy British territory with gusty winds and intermittent showers before heading out into the open Atlantic. The 10th named storm of the season passed about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda with sustained winds of...
  • Tropical Storm kills 142 in Central America June 1, 2010

    Guatemala City: Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials have said. Dozens of people are still missing and emergency crews are struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges caused...
  • 73 killed in Guatemala tropical storm May 31, 2010

    Guatemala City: At least 73 people were killed after a tropical storm hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala, officials said. The toll caused by the storm has risen to 73, the disaster relief authority spokesman David de Leon said on Sunday. Rescuers reported deaths in several parts of the country,...
  • Tropical storm Fengshen hits China, floods kill 3 June 28, 2008

    New Delhi: China's season of sorrow continues as a tropical storm Fengshen has brought heavy rains and floods to the southern manufacturing hub of Guangdong province. Landslides have killed three people and the authorities have posted "orange" notices warning that water levels in 13 reservoirs have risen dangerously high. The people have...
  • Storm grounds space shuttle Atlantis August 29, 2006

    Cape Canaveral (Florida): With Tropical Storm Ernesto closing in, NASA gave up on a Tuesday shuttle launch and prepared to roll Atlantis back to the hangar unless the storm changed course. The shuttle's 12-hour trip back to the Vehicle Assembly Building would mean a delay of at least eight days,...