All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hurricane’

Hurricane Amanda Grows Strong, Then Quickly Weakens

Hurricane Amanda broke records over the weekend and briefly caused concern. Now it appears that the storm will pose little threat to anybody. The Weather Channel reports that Hurricane Amanda quickly became the strongest eastern Pacific hurricane for the month of May when it became a category 4 storm on Sunday morning. Those measuring the storm found that its winds …

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Hurricane Amanda Threatening The Pacific Coast?

What began as the first tropical storm of the Pacific hurricane season has since been upgraded to a category-4 hurricane. Hurricane Amanda has grown into the most powerful May hurricane in modern history. The monstrous weather phenomenon is reported to have sustained winds of over 150 mph. It’s quite clear that this hurricane could truly do a great deal of …

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Tropical Storm Amanda Should Weaken Quickly

The first tropical storm for the eastern Pacific 2014 hurricane season has been named. Tropical storm Amanda formed about 620 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and the National Hurricane Center predicts the system will reach hurricane status in strength within the next few days (possibly by this afternoon). However, it is also estimated the storm will start moving north soon …

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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a former middleweight boxer best known for having been wrongfully convicted for a shooting murder, passed away at his Toronto home Sunday morning. He was 76. Carter had spent almost 20 years in prison after being convicted of a triple homicide that occurred at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey in 1966. The conviction …

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Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Philippines in Ruins

One of the strongest typhoons on record, Typhoon Haiyan, stormed through the central Philippines, crushing everything in sight on Friday. The super-storm ravaged the islands with winds reaching between 150 and 190 miles-per-hour. So far, the death toll has reached more than 138 people, but the end results could be staggering. The hardest hit island, Leyte Island, is responsible for …

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Typhoon Yolanda Makes Landfall in Philippines

The Philippines has been hit by  powerful pacific storm, Haiyan, which is classified as a super typhoon. The typhoon brought sustained winds that were measured at more than 195 miles per hour before making landfall. The storm sustained one minute winds producing powerful puffs of 230 miles per hour. This typhoon is the most powerful typhoon to make a landfall …

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Tropical Storm Sonia Headed For Mexico

Tropical Storm Sonia, named Saturday, is expected to hit mainland Mexico by early Monday. Sonia is currently about 205 miles south of Los Cabos, at the edge of California’s Baja Peninsula. The storm is traveling north at 14 miles per hour. According the the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Sonia’s maximum sustained winds are reaching 45 mph, and she is …

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Hurricane Raymond is Now a Category 3 Storm

Many areas on the Pacific coast of Mexico are still recovering from hurricane-related damage and flooding from last month, and it looks like more trouble is on the way as Hurricane Raymond continues to strengthen. Hurricane Raymond rapidly progressed to a Category 3 storm early Monday, which is reportedly the first major Category 3 rated hurricane in the eastern Pacific …

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Tropical Storm Karen Weakens En Route to Gulf

Good news for Gulf Coast residents. Tropical Storm Karen has weakened and according to The National Hurricane Center Karen’s maximum sustained winds have dropped to 40 mph, diminishing its potential impact to the region. The center reported on Saturday afternoon that the storm was stalled about 130 miles south-southwest of Morgan City, La . A tropical storm warning is still in effect …

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The “Yankee Clipper” Hurricane of 1938 Remembered

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the New England Hurricane of 1938, which was also called the “Great New England Hurricane,” the “Yankee Clipper” and the “Long Island Express.” It was the first major hurricane to hit New England since 1869, and is second to Hurricane Sandy of 2012, in regards to a dollar amount on property damage. The Yankee …

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Acapulco Flooding: Thousands to be Evacuated

Dozens of people have lost their lives in Mexico after a tropical storm and hurricane ravaged the country back-to-back, and now rescue efforts are underway to help those who have been affected by flooding. Thousands of tourists and residents left stranded or homeless from the Acapulco resort area are being evacuated by emergency flights. Hurricane Ingrid made landfall in Mexico …

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Mexico Flooding: Ingrid Upgraded to Hurricane

Either side of Mexico’s coast is being battered by weeks of bad weather causing landslides, flooding, bridge collapses and multiple deaths. Tropical Storm Ingrid threatens even more damage as it forms about 60 miles off the coast and as of the latest from the National Hurricane Center, the Mexican government has changed Ingrid alerts to a hurricane watch. Forecasts put …

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