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Flooding of NYC Subways Doesn't Stop Commuters

Flooded Subways?
NYC Commuters
Trudge On

Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On

Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods

(Newser) - New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the New York Times , the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...

Weakened Elsa Makes Landfall in Florida

'Clearly, this could have been worse,' governor says

(Newser) - A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa is making its way toward Georgia after making landfall in Florida—and while storm surge is still a worry, officials say the storm has not caused any deaths or major damage. Elsa made landfall in Taylor County, southeast of Tallahassee, around 11am with maximum sustained...

Elsa Could Hit Florida as a Hurricane

NHC says storm surge could hit Tampa area

(Newser) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Elsa is strengthening and could became a hurricane before making landfall along Florida’s Gulf coast early Wednesday. In addition to damaging winds and heavy rains, the the National Hurricane Center warned of life-threatening storm surges, flooding, and isolated tornadoes. A hurricane warning...

Condo Searchers Carry On Through Rain, Wind

4 more bodies found, bringing total to 32

(Newser) - The discovery of four more victims in the rubble of a collapsed Florida condominium building raised the death toll to 32, officials said Tuesday as a ramped-up search effort faced new threats from severe weather with Tropical Storm Elsa. Lightning forced rescuers to pause their work for two hours early...

Storm Warning Extended as Elsa Nears Florida

Storm expected to hit state's Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Florida's Gulf Coast has been placed under a tropical storm warning, with forecasters warning that Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to impact the Florida Keys late Monday and move across or near the coast Tuesday and Wednesday. The warning has been extended as far north as the Tampa Bay...

9 Children Killed in Accident After Tropical Storm Hits
Crash During Storm
Kills 9 Children

Crash During Storm Kills 9 Children

Alabama's death toll since Tropical Storm Claudette hit reaches 12

(Newser) - Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern US, causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Nine children and an adult were killed Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 65, the AP reports. Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock...

Tropical Storm Claudette Charts a Soggy Course

Flash floods, tornadoes are a possibility in Gulf Coast states

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as it chugged inland Saturday, threatening flash floods and possibly tornadoes along its soggy course across the Southeast. The National Hurricane Center declared Claudette organized enough to qualify as a named storm at 4am Saturday, well...

We Already Have Our First Named Storm of Season

Andres is earliest tropical storm on record to form in eastern Pacific

(Newser) - Hurricane season doesn't start in the eastern Pacific until Saturday, but the first tropical storm of the season is already here: Andres, which formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico and had sustained winds of 40mph Sunday. While tropical systems are known to develop before the...

Normal Hurricane Season Means More Storms Now

Agency also rethinks 'normal weather' as temperatures rise

(Newser) - A recordkeeping change has altered expectations for the number of tropical storms in an Atlantic hurricane season. The average number of named tropical storms in a year is now 14, up from an average of 12 before the change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The numbers are based...

Tropical Storm Eta Caused a 'Tough Day for the Carolinas'

Storm killed at least 4 in NC

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Eta raced off the Southeast Atlantic seacoast late Thursday, spreading heavy rains and gusty winds around the Carolinas only hours after blustering across north Florida. One death in Florida was linked to the storm, along with some scattered flooding and forecasters said the tropical storm was on a...

Tropical Storm Eta Hits Florida a 2nd Time

Storm made landfall on state's west coast

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Eta has returned to Florida after causing major flooding in the south of the state earlier this week before moving out into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm hit the state's west coast this time, making landfall near Cedar Key, north of the Tampa Bay area, around...

Zeta Leaves 'Catastrophic' Damage in Louisiana

Storm killed at least 6 people in 4 states

(Newser) - Trees on top of buses and cars. Roofs ripped off homes. Boats pushed onto the highway by surging seawater. Hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta were far from land over the Atlantic on Friday, but people across the South were still digging...

Zeta Weakens to Tropical Storm After Battering Gulf Coast
A Fast-Moving Zeta Weakens

A Fast-Moving Zeta Weakens

Storm has left at least 2 dead

(Newser) - A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought. The storm raged onshore Wednesday afternoon in the small village of Cocodrie...

Gulf Coast Braces for Possible Record No One Wants

Zeta could be 11th named storm to make landfall in the US this season

(Newser) - Yet again, the Gulf Coast is bracing as another hurricane roars toward it. Zeta, the 27th named storm of the 2020 season, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday, NBC News reports. It made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, the AP reports. It'...

Delta on Course to Hit US as a Hurricane
A New Hurricane Record Looms

A New Hurricane Record Looms

Delta poised to become first Greek-named storm to hit the US

(Newser) - The 2020 hurricane season is now just three storms away from being the most active on record. Tropical Storm Delta has formed in the Caribbean and forecasters expect it to move north through the Gulf of Mexico, gaining strength until it hits the US Gulf Coast as a hurricane by...

Latest Bizarre 2020 Event: a Zombie Storm

But Paulette is already weakening, for the second time

(Newser) - Hurricane Paulette formed in early September, hit Bermuda Sept. 14, then weakened to a post-tropical cyclone as it moved north—but now it's back. The so-called "zombie" tropical storm re-formed southeast of the Azores, islands off Portugal's coast, on Monday, NBC News reports, calling it just the...

100 Motorists Rescued as Beta Swamps Houston

Storm has weakened to a tropical depression

(Newser) - Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland. Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a Greek...

Coast Battens Down Ahead of New Storm
Coast Battens Down
Ahead of New Storm

Coast Battens Down Ahead of New Storm

Beta closes in on Texas and Louisiana

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries about heavy rain, flooding, and storm surge across the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an exceptionally busy hurricane season, the AP...

Why 6K People Want to Change Tropical Storm Laura to 'Polo'

Then it would be with 'united' with Marco for all time, petition says

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Marco is already wreaking havoc , and it will soon be joined by Tropical Storm Laura, which is forecast to become a hurricane Tuesday, per the AP . Because of the odd occurrence of two storms battering the same area at essentially the same time, WSBT reports that a Change....

La. Governor on Storms: 'We've Not Seen This Before'

Louisiana braces for 1-2 punch from Marco and Laura

(Newser) - After a day as a hurricane, Tropical Storm Marco brought a surge of high water to the Louisiana coast on Monday. That sets the stage for Tropical Storm Laura to enter the Gulf of Mexico and move toward the same stretch of US coast later in the week, most likely...

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