Atlantic hurricane season

Vehicles travel across the Thomas Rhodes Bridge as rain falls early Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Ken Blevins)

Vacationers leave as Arthur nears North Carolina

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur gained strength in the Atlantic on Thursday and threatened to strike near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of […]

07/03/2014

This Wednesday, July 2, 2014, satellite image taken at 3:35 p.m. EDT and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Tropical Storm Arthur moving north off the east coast of Florida. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Outer bands of Hurricane Arthur start reaching parts of North Carolina

MIAMI (AP) — Arthur has strengthened to a hurricane in the Atlantic, where it threatens to deliver the Carolinas a glancing blow on Independence Day. The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds Thursday morning were 80 mph […]

07/03/2014

This Aug. 30, 2005 file photo shows floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina covering a portion of New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds. But […]

06/02/2014

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hurricane season-furloughs

MIAMI (AP) – Furloughs required by the federal budget cuts known as the sequester are among the concerns worrying state and federal officials as hurricane season begins.  South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday […]

05/31/2013

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA predicts another busy hurricane season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that […]

05/23/2013

Jamaica feels the brunt of Hurricane Sandy

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Jamaica is being pounded with heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy. It’s bringing a powerful storm surge as it heads for landfall near the country’s most populous city. The hurricane is on […]

10/24/2012

U.S. forecasters raise Atlantic hurricane outlook

(AP) – U.S. forecasters are raising their estimate of potential storms in the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, which enters its peak period this month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its updated […]

08/09/2012

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