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Tropical Storm Philippe forms near Florida Keys

Tropical Storm Philippe forms near Florida Keys

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Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Philippe formed near the Florida Keys on Saturday evening, bringing rains to the state and Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said.The storm was located about 50 miles north of Havana and 75 miles southwest of Key West, Fla., as of the NHC's 8 p.m. EDT advisory.It was moving north at 28 mph and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.There was a tropical storm warning in effect for the Isle of Youth (Isla de la Juventud), Havana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, Cuba, and the Northwestern Bahamas.There was a tropical storm watch for the Central Bahamas, and from Craig Key to Golden Beach in Florida. The NHC said residents in the Cayman Islands should monitor the storm."On the forecast track, the center of Philippe will move through the Straits of Florida...
Tropical storm advisories issued in Bahamas, Cuba

Tropical storm advisories issued in Bahamas, Cuba

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Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A tropical disturbance off the coast of Honduras is likely to strengthen into a tropical storm Friday or Saturday, prompting the Bahamas and Cuba to issue advisories, the National Hurricane Center said.The storm was located about 305 miles south-southwest of the Isle of Youth, Cuba, and 415 miles south-southwest of Havana as of the NHC's 5 p.m. EDT advisory.It was moving north-northwest at 6 mph and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.There was a tropical storm warning in effect for the Isle of Youth (Isla de la Juventud), Havana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, Cuba, and the Northwestern Bahamas.There was a tropical storm watch for the Central Bahamas, and the NHC said residents in the Cayman Islands, South Florida and the Florida Keys should monitor the storm."On...
Tropical Storm Irma arrives in Georgia

Tropical Storm Irma arrives in Georgia

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Irma weakened further Monday afternoon as the center of the system moved across southwestern Georgia, the National Hurricane Center said.In its 5 p.m. advisory, the NHC said the eye of the storm was located 10 miles east of Albany, Ga., and 150 miles south of Atlanta. Irma continues to move north-northwest at 17 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.The NHC said Irma was likely to become a tropical depression Tuesday.The NHC discontinued several watches and warnings for southern parts of the state of Florida.A storm surge warning was in effect for North of Fernandina Beach to the South Santee River, as well as for North of Clearwater Beach to the Aucilla River.A tropical storm warning was in effect from the North of Altamaha Sound to the South Santee R...
Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida

Hurricane Irma: Storm hits west coast of Florida

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida after buffeting the city of Miami, with dangerous flooding along long stretches of coast.It has been downgraded from category three to one but still has maximum sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h).More than 3.4 million homes in the state are without power, with parts of the city of Miami under water.At least four deaths have been linked to the storm and several areas have brought in curfews.Are you in the region? Have you been affected by Hurricane Irma? If it is safe for you to do so, share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.Florida's Director of Emergency Management, Bryan Koon, said late in Sunday he could not yet confirm or deny reports of multiple deaths and extensive dam...
Hurricane Irma churns toward Florida as state braces for storm surges up to 15 feet

Hurricane Irma churns toward Florida as state braces for storm surges up to 15 feet

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Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, hit Cuba overnight as a rare Category 5 storm before being downgraded to a Category 3 Saturday morning. It is expected to strengthen again as it heads toward Florida. As of about 3 p.m. Saturday, Irma was 140 miles southeast of Key West with winds of 125 mph. It was moving west at 9 mph and is expected to turn north and head up the western coast of Florida, making landfall on Sunday. "This is a life-threatening situation," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday. "Our state has never seen anything like it." The governor stressed the dangers of what he called a "deadly, deadly, deadly storm surge." ABC News meteorologists are forecasting storm surges of 10 feet in Tampa and Sarasota, and 10 to 15 feet from Fort Myers to Naples...