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Hurricane Teddy: Advisories issued for Bermuda

Hurricane Teddy: Advisories issued for Bermuda

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Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Less than one week after feeling the full force of Hurricane Paulette, residents of Bermuda were preparing for a strike from powerful Hurricane Teddy, which unlike Paulette, may take a path that could eventually bring impacts to Atlantic Canada and perhaps the northeastern United States. Paulette brought a wind gust of 117 mph to Bermuda and an island-wide power outage when it passed directly overhead Sunday night into early Monday. More than 20,000 customers were without power following Paulette's approach. Advertisement Teddy first developed in the central Atlantic on Saturday. It has since strengthened into a Category 4 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Laura is the only other Atlantic storm to achieve major hurricane status so far this seaso...
Hurricane Paulette batters Bermuda

Hurricane Paulette batters Bermuda

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Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hurricane Paulette made landfall over Bermuda early Monday, battering the island with strong damaging winds and torrential rains. In a 5 a.m. AST advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the entire island of Bermuda was inside Paulette's eye as it moved north-northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Advertisement Although winds have subsided across Bermuda due to being directly under its eye, hurricane-force winds and torrential rains will return with the south portion of Paulette's eye passing over the island, it said. "On the forecast track, the eye of Paulette will continue to pass over Bermuda during the next couple of hours, followed by passage of the southern portion of the eyewall," the NHC said. Paulette strengthened into a hurricane Satur...
Hurricane Nana hits Belize, then weakens over Guatemala

Hurricane Nana hits Belize, then weakens over Guatemala

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Hurricane Nana has made landfall in Belize and is now pushing across Guatemala as a tropical depressionByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2020, 9:44 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePUNTA GORDA, Belize -- Hurricane Nana made landfall in Belize, pelting a relatively sparsely populated stretch of the country's coast with heavy rain and wind, before weakening to a tropical depression while pushing across Guatemala on Thursday.The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Nana hit land between the coastal towns of Dangriga and Placencia shortly after midnight at an area around 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Belize City with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), making it barely a hurricane. The storm was moving westward at 15 mph (24 kph).Later, Nan
Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana

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Hurricane Laura has struck the coast of Louisiana, with extreme winds causing flash flooding in the US state, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says.The category four hurricane is expected to cause an "unsurvivable" storm surge as it moves inland with wind speeds of up to 150mph (240km/h).If it maintains those speeds it would be one of the strongest storms to ever hit the US Gulf Coast.Half a million residents have been told to leave parts of Texas and Louisiana.Hurricane Laura made landfall shortly after midnight local time (05:00 GMT) near the district of Cameron, in Louisiana.The NHC warned any residents remaining in or near the path of the "catastrophic" storm to "take action now to protect your life... in a reinforced inte...
Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Coastal residents secured patio furniture, ferry operators completed evacuations on the Outer Banks, and officials passed out sandbags and offered car space in elevated garages Monday as Isaias marched northward, forecast to hit the Carolinas as a minimal hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned oceanside home dwellers to brace for storm surge up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) and up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain in spots, as Isaias moves up the coast. The Carolinas weren't the only states at risk. A tropical storm warning extended all the way up to Maine, where flash flooding was possible in some areas on Wednesday. “All those rains could produce flash flooding across portions of the eastern Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, and even in the northeast U.