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Nate Weakens to Tropical Depression

No catastrophic damage reported

(Newser) - Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the US Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern US and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate—the first hurricane to make landfall... More »

8 Cyclones Were Swirling at Same Time in Pacific

That hasn't happened in more than 40 years

(Newser) - The northern Pacific Ocean experienced some weather weirdness over the weekend: It had no fewer than eight tropical cyclones swirling simultaneously on Saturday, the first time that's happened since 1974, reports the Weather Channel . For the record, that encompasses tropical storms Fernanda, Greg, Noru, Kulap, and Roke, plus tropical... More »

Tropical Storms Nate, Maria Form

Nate expected to hit Mexico, while Maria churns in Caribbean

(Newser) - Irene, Katia, and Lee all made not-so-nice headlines, and unfortunately there’s more where they came from: Tropical Storms Nate and Maria are currently taking shape in the Caribbean and Atlantic. Nate, formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, is expected to drop anywhere from 2 to 8 inches of... More »

Tropical Depression to Drench Gulf Coast

Region could see 20 inches of rain

(Newser) - A tropical depression heading toward the Gulf Coast could soak the area in as much as 20 inches of rain, prompting concerns about flash floods in Louisiana, whose governor declared a state of emergency yesterday. What could become Tropical Storm Lee prompted warnings from Mississippi to Texas, the AP reports,... More »

Rescuers Struggle to Reach Ike Survivors

4 dead, 140,000 need help

(Newser) - Hurricane Ike has weakened to a tropical depression over Arkansas, but rescuers are struggling to reach survivors in the furious storm's path of destruction in Texas, reports CNN. Some 140,000 who stayed home despite evacuation orders are now dealing with massive flooding, wrecked homes and power outages. Nearly 1,... More »

Flooding Claims 9 in Caribbean

Tropical storm batters Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Olga set off flash floods in the Dominican Republic yesterday, killing at least 8 people, reports Reuters. Another man died in a mudslide in nearby Puerto Rico. The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression by the end of the day, and predicted to head between Jamaica and... More »

Twin Tropical Depressions Form

Systems could grow into tropical storms

(Newser) - Twin tropical depressions sprouted today in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, the Miami Herald reports, and both could become tropical storms by day’s end. Forecasters expect the Gulf system to spiral toward Texas and Louisiana, bringing 10 to 15 inches of rain to the already soggy states.... More »

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