Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale

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 […]


New estimate for economic damage from storm: $50B

(AP) – The total economic damage from Superstorm Sandy could run as high as $50 billion, according to new estimates from the forecasting firm Eqecat. The new numbers are more than double the firm’s previous […]


Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba, heads toward Bahamas

HOLGUIN, Cuba (AP) – Hurricane Sandy has been rumbling across the mountains of eastern Cuba and is heading toward the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center says Sandy is a Category 2 hurricane, with top winds […]


Miriam becomes major Pacific hurricane off Mexico

MIAMI (AP) – U.S. forecasters say Miriam has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane well off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Miriam is packing top sustained winds […]


Bermuda braces for approaching Hurricane Leslie

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) – Tourists are postponing holidays in Bermuda and locals are stocking up on emergency supplies as Hurricane Leslie approaches the wealthy British Atlantic territory. Hotel cancellations were reported across the territory, which […]


Isaac becomes Cat 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) – Forecasters say Isaac has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds as it makes its way toward Louisiana. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Isaac gained strength […]


Florida airports reopen; airlines eye New Orleans

NEW YORK (AP) – Airports in South Florida are returning to normal operations today. But airlines are warning of cancellations in and around New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac moves closer. Airlines canceled more than […]



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