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Hurricane Ingrid-Tropical Storm Manuel combo kills 20 in Mexico

Tropical Storm Manuel blasted Mexico’s Pacific coast while Hurricane Ingrid crept towards the eastern states, triggering rain, landslides and floods that killed at least 20 people. Thousands of people were evacuated as the two storms flanked Mexico on the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico, causing rivers to overflow, flooding streets…

Hurricane Ingrid slides toward Mexico

Tropical Storm Ingrid has become Hurricane Ingrid, and is heading for Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds of about 80 miles per hour and is likely to grow stronger over the next two days before making landfall Monday, the…

Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Andrea pelted Florida’s northern Gulf Coast on Thursday and was forecast to drench much of the U.S. Southeast as it cuts across Georgia and up the Atlantic coast, the National Hurricane Center said. The season’s first Atlantic tropical storm was churning in…

Mexico on high alert for Hurricane Jova

Mexican authorities have placed four southern coastal states on high alert ahead of Tuesday’s expected arrival of Jova, a major hurricane barreling in from the Pacific. The Miami-based US National Hurricane Center said in a 0300 GMT bulletin that Jova was packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers (120 miles)…

Hurricane Jova grows in Pacific, threatens Mexico

Hurricane Jova was strengthening as it headed for the southwestern Mexican coast, US meteorologists said Sunday, warning the system would likely grow further in the coming days. The category one hurricane was at 0900 GMT packing maximum sustained winds of up to 85 miles per hour (140 kilometers per hour),…

Tropical Storm Lee makes landfall in Louisiana

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Lee made landfall in the southern US state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing with it torrential rains threatening floods in parts of the country, US government forecasters said. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency, saying flooding was the state’s “primary concern.” Lee…

New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm Lee

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina six years ago, faced a new threat on Saturday from Tropical Storm Lee, which was set to challenge the city’s flood defenses with an onslaught of heavy rain. The storm was expected to bring up to 20 inches of rain…

Wind and rain warnings for Alabama and Mississippi ahead of Lee

MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) – Heavy rains and strong wind gusts pressed across southern Alabama and Mississippi on Saturday as the center of Tropical Storm Lee neared coastal Louisiana to the west. The National Hurricane Center extended the tropical storm warning, already in effect from Mississippi to Texas, further east to…

Storm Lee strengthens as it inches toward Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee strengthened on Saturday as it inched toward Louisiana, threatening to dump heavy rains and trigger dangerous flash floods along the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of Lee while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared…

Louisiana declares emergency as new storm looms

Oil companies began evacuating workers from rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of what US forecasters said could be a powerful and dangerous storm, and Louisiana declared a state of emergency. The National Hurricane Center on Thursday issued tropical storm warnings for the coastal areas from Pascagoula, Mississippi, to…

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