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Tropical Storms

Before And After: New Orleans Since Katrina

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices

Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, bringing death, destruction and despair. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out, about 80 pe...

Hurricane Isaac Brings Back Painful Katrina Memories

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — As she loaded supplies into her car to prepare for Isaac, Linda Grandison's mind rewound to the nightmare of Katrina: Back in 2005...

All Eyes On Isaac As Convention Looms

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA and CALVIN WOODWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention was sputtering to life Monday wi...

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

Even Worse Outlook For Looming Storms Than Expected

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

MIAMI — The Atlantic hurricane season got off to an early start and will likely stay busy, producing a few more storms than originally predicted...

Hurricane Ernesto Weakens To A Tropical Storm Over Mexico

AP | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

MIAMI (AP) — Ernesto has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula after hitting it as a hurricane. ...

Hurricane Ernesto Makes Landfall

AP | RICARDO LOPEZ | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green

CHETUMAL, Mexico — Tropical Storm Ernesto spun back over open water late Wednesday and began gaining strength after crossing Mexico's Yucatan Pe...

'This Is Just the Beginning': Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! hosts a discussion about the politics of news reporters linking climate change to their coverage of extreme weather events with The Guardian's U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website.

Florida Struggles To Recover After Debby Moves On

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green

* Sun begins to shine, but flood waters still dangerous * Storm dumped more than 2 feet (61 cm) of rain over some areas ...

Tropical Storm Debby Breaks Record With Early Debut

Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: An unusually early spate of tropical storms has been keeping forecasters busy this year, and now ...

Tropical Storm Debby Drenches Florida

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green

TAMPA, Fla. — Practically parked off Florida's Gulf Coast since the weekend, Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and he...

Tropical Storm Debby Trains Sights On Florida, Alabama

AP | SUZETTE LABOY and CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.24.2012 | Green

MIAMI — Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby's outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting storm ...

Hurricane Season Picks Up Speed With Tropical Storm Chris

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green


Tropical Depression Beryl Headed Back To Atlantic

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl spun off a tornado that destroyed three homes and damaged dozens of others near the Nor...

Tropical Storm Beryl Makes Landfall In Northeastern Florida

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation – an...

Tropical Storm Beryl Nears U.S. Coast

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

Tropical Storm Beryl was close to making landfall in the southeastern U.S. late Sunday, as coastal areas were already starting to feel the impact of d...

Tropical Storm Bud Pelts Mexico's Pacific Coast

AP | LORENA MOGUEL | Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

MIAMI — Bud is weakening and becoming increasingly disorganized in the Pacific just off Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami sai...

Despite Fast Start, NOAA Predicts Near-Normal Hurricane Season

Paul Yeager | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

Even though the 2012 Atlantic basin hurricane season is off to a fast start--with Tropical Storm Alberto last weekend and the likelihood of a second system along the Southeast coast this week--NOAA predicts a near-normal season overall.

Tropical Storm Alberto's Expected Path

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — Alberto has weakened to a tropical depression as it spins off the coast of the Carolinas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami s...

Tropical Storm Alberto Hovers Off South Carolina Coast

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 07.20.2012 | Green

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tropical Storm Alberto hovered off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing shower...

Average- to Below-Average 2012 Hurricane Season Predicted

Paul Yeager | Posted 06.28.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

One large-scale factor contributing to a greater intensity of hurricane seasons in recent years is a warm phase of sea-surface temperatures. With warm water being the fuel for hurricanes, this phase produces more, and more intense, hurricanes.

Entire Hurricane Season in Less Than 5 Minutes!

Paul Yeager | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager


State Farm Paid Out Billions In Weather-Related Claims

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

State Farm Insurance has paid $5 billion to its customers for weather-related catastrophes -- damage to cars, homes and other property so far this...

Tropical Storm Nate 'Meandering Off' Mexico's Coast

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nate added muscle Thursday as it hovered almost stationary in the Bay of Campeche off Mexico's Gulf coast, where it was e...

Tropical Storm Lee Begins Pelting Gulf Coast

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 11.03.2011 | Green

JEAN LAFITTE, La. — Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississipp...