National Hurricane Center

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Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Barbara rose to hurricane strength Wednesday as it steamed toward a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to quickly make landfall. Barbara’s wind speeds hit […]

05/29/2013

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (NOAA Photo)

Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

MIAMI (AP) — During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So […]

05/25/2013

1st tropical depression of Pacific season forms

  MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the first tropical depression of the Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression formed Wednesday. It […]

05/15/2013

Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo)

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

(The Associated Press) – Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history.

04/29/2013

Workers at the National Hurricane Center. (AP Photo)

Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings

MIAMI (AP) — Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

04/04/2013

Cars piled up under damaged boardwalk after superstorm Sandy, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York

Report: Sandy was USA’s 2nd-costliest hurricane

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation’s history, according to a report released Tuesday.

02/12/2013

Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo)

Report: Sandy’s winds felt as far west as Wis.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy not only caused destruction up and down the East Coast, it also created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada.

02/12/2013

Sandy moves inland after leaving 17 dead

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York […]

10/30/2012

14 rescued, 2 missing from tall ship off NC

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the crew forced to abandon the tall ship HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Coast Guard […]

10/29/2012

East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears

NEW YORK (AP) – Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is about 310 miles southeast of New York City, and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast tonight. The National Hurricane […]

10/29/2012

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