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National Hurricane Center said "it now appears likely" that Maria will remain a Category 5 storm when it hits Puerto Rico... [Read More]
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Category 5 Hurricane Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph (280 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday evening as the storm was about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of St. Croix. [Read More]
Hurricane Maria continued to strengthen Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. The Category 5 hurricane's maximum sustained winds are up to 175 mph. According to the hurricane... [Read More]
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National Hurricane Center Hurricane Maria is rapidly intensifying in the Caribbean and is likely to hit some of the same areas recently thrashed by Hurricane Irma as a major storm. Maria is currently a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph. It's approaching the Leeward Islands, with a track that threatens to bring its center quite close to St. Lucia, Martinique, and Dominica. The US island of Puerto Rico appears to be directly in its path. The latest Air Force "hurricane hunter" flights report that there's considerable lightning in the storm system's center... [Read More]
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Already slammed by Hurricane Irma last week, Hurricane Maria is rolling toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center called it a "potentially catastrophic" storm with 160 mph sustained winds and higher gusts as of 8 a.m. Tuesday. So far, Maria... [Read More]
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The latest on powerful Hurricane Maria (all times local): 7 p.m. Category 5 Hurricane Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph (280 kph). The National Hurricane Center in …... [Read More]
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Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation. With the US territory of Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands now in its path, Maria's powerful punch diminished slightly to Category 4 after it hit Dominica Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). But the NHC said Tuesday morning after an Air Force "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft flew... [Read More]
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a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 165 miles (266 kilometers) per hour - is expected to pass near the U.S. Virgin Islands Tuesday night and across Puerto Rico on Wednesday, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory at 5 p.m. New York time. The storm comes just two weeks after Hurricane Irma ripped through the territories. Puerto Rico was spared a devastating hit but may not be so fortunate this time, with the eye forecast to... [Read More]
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria was expected to gain power and could be near major hurricane strength while crossing through the Leeward Islands late Monday on a path aiming toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. [Read More]
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Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast of the US and could affect an area from North Carolina to New England, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). It's still far more likely than not that Jose will stay out at sea, but the NHC reported at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday that parts of the US are already feeling effects from the storm as its swells generate dangerous surf and rip currents. The edge of Jose may graze Rhode Island and Massachusetts on Wednesday or Thursday, but that forecast may change.... [Read More]
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National Hurricane Center Hurricane Maria is rapidly intensifying in the Caribbean and is likely to hit some of the same areas recently thrashed by Hurricane Irma. As of 11 a.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center declared Maria a major hurricane, categorized by wind strength as Category 3 or above. Maria is now a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph and still getting stronger. It's approaching the Leeward Islands, with a track that threatens to bring its center quite close to St. Lucia, Martinique, and Dominica. The US island of Puerto Rico appears... [Read More]
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Bill Carlson started out his day Tuesday like he does most days on Oceanside Drive in Scituate, overseeing a portion of the ongoing sea wall construction project.As the workers started their day, however, the waves started getting bigger and bigger as Hurricane Jose slowly churned its way along the East Coast toward Massachusetts.According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 3 p.m. the storm was likely going to be downgraded to a tropical storm by the... [Read More]
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NOAA A bull's eye touched down on the island of Dominica on Monday evening. Hurricane Maria's devastation there was immediate. Roofs were torn from homes; trees were picked up and tossed to the ground like matches; floods choked streets and filled houses. Around 9:30 pm local time, Roosevelt Skerrit, the island's Prime Minister published a post on his official Facebook page: "My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane." At the center of the storm was a telltale sign that meteorologists said portended evil. "Maria is... [Read More]
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The US National Hurricane Center warned Maria will likely remain an extremely dangerous Category 4 or 5 hurricane as it nears British and... [Read More]
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The National Hurricane Center is describing Maria as "potentially catastrophic." [Read More]
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HURRICANE Maria is approaching the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with 'life-threatening' storm conditions and devastating winds, according to the latest 2pm EDT NOAA update. [Read More]
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Tropical Storm Watch issued for several Caribbean islands The storm is forecasted to strengthen into a hurricane on Sunday and expected to swell into major hurricane status by the middle of next week as it continues its track west-northwest at 15 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. advisory. The eye of the storm came ashore 9:15 p.m. ET Monday at Dominica, heading west-northwest at around 9 miles per... [Read More]
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The National Hurricane Center is urging residents of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to rush preparations against life threatening storm surge, flooding and destructive winds as Maria approaches. [Read More]
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Former Hurricane Otis was not showing any thunderstorm development or precipitation on satellite imagery on Sept. 19. As a result, the National Hurricane Center declared Otis a remnant low pressure area. [Read More]
US National Hurricane Center has warned Hurricane Maria could bring an 'extreme' threat to life and property with gusts of wind that could reach 155mph... [Read More]
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