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Here's How Louisiana Is Doing

The tropical depression has brought a lot of rain

(Newser) - Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages, the AP reports. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon and its winds... More »

New Orleans Braces as Storm Barry Nears

Rain and flooding could be the biggest threats

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Barry is gaining strength as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico while residents, governments, and utilities prepare for its landing in Louisiana by Saturday morning. Whether it reaches hurricane strength or not, CNN reports, torrential rains are the real danger Barry is bringing. Forecasters predict at least 10-15... More »

Barry Is Coming as Gulf Coast Braces

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall as a hurricane Friday or Saturday

(Newser) - New Orleans was bracing for a likely hurricane Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry formed over the Gulf, the second named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Barry is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast as a hurricane Friday night or early Saturday, AccuWeather reports; if it does... More »

More Than 1K Feared Dead in Cyclone Aftermath

'It is a real disaster of great proportions'

(Newser) - More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai... More »

Dozens Dead, 100 Missing as Cyclone Slams Zimbabwe

Idai earlier caused havoc in Malawi, Mozambique

(Newser) - First it hit Malawi and Mozambique earlier this week. On Friday, Cyclone Idai slammed into Zimbabwe, killing at least two dozen and leaving at least 100 people missing, Reuters and AFP report. Particularly hard hit was the district of Chimanimani, which borders Mozambique, and where the death toll may be... More »

Hurricane Willa Slams Into Mexico's Pacific Coast

Storm lashed penal colony before hitting mainland

(Newser) - Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico's Pacific mainland with 120mph winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages, and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The US National Hurricane Center says the hurricane hit as a dangerous Category 3 storm near Isla del Bosque in... More »

Potentially 'Devastating' Michael Could Slam Florida as Hurricane

States of emergency declared in 26 counties before tropical storm, which may turn into hurricane

(Newser) - The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs through Nov. 30, and it looks like Florida may be about to get socked with at least one more. CNN reports Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Michael as it heads away from... More »

Florence: 7 Dead, Nearly 1M in the Dark

By the numbers, it's pretty grim

(Newser) - How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, and it's far from done, with trillions of gallons of rain in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, nearly a million power outages and... More »

Gulf Coast Bracing for Possible Hurricane Gordon

Right now it's just a tropical storm

(Newser) - Families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast prepared Tuesday for Tropical Storm Gordon, which could strengthen and become the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year, the AP reports. Just hours before the storm... More »

Flood Warnings Issued as Alberto Churns Inland

Forecasters say storm is still a potential menace

(Newser) - The soggy remnants of Alberto are spreading rain deeper into the nation's midsection after downing trees, triggering power outages, and causing scattered flooding around the South. Forecasters say what's left of the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is still capable of causing flash flooding, the... More »

Storm Alberto Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

Thousands evacuate ahead of Storm Alberto

(Newser) - Subtropical Storm Alberto gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Though the Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until Friday, Alberto has become... More »

120 Dead, 160 Missing Amid Tropical Storm

Philippines hit by flash floods, landslides

(Newser) - A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing, officials said Saturday. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del... More »

Storm Ophelia Could Be a Record-Breaker

By Thursday, it could be 10th consecutive storm to become hurricane

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Ophelia is becoming better organized far out in the eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane sometime Thursday, reports the AP . As the 10th consecutive storm to reach hurricane strength, it would break a record more than a century old, per the Miami Herald . The National... More »

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 »

Louisiana Declares State of Emergency as Nate Approaches

Tropical storm has killed 22 in Central America

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the US Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend. Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered some... More »

Look Out, Gulf Coast, Another Hurricane May Be On the Way

New Orleans in particular is preparing for Nate

(Newser) - The Gulf Coast might get another hurricane this weekend. Tropical Storm Nate formed off the coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was being blamed for five deaths in that country as it spun north toward a potential landfall in the US in days. The forecast track showed the storm could... More »

Texas Officials After Levee Breach: 'GET OUT NOW!!'

Harvey also overflows dam near Houston

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls it "one of the largest disasters America has ever faced," the New York Times reports. And the numbers back him up. According to USA Today , a National Weather Service gauge outside Houston measured 49.32 inches of rain—the most ever from a... More »

Slow-Moving Harvey Is 'Virtually Stalled'

Harvey could pinch US gas supplies

(Newser) - The tropical storm formerly known as Hurricane Harvey is continuing to cause massive flooding in Texas , and analysts say the state's oil and gas industry has been hit very hard. Almost a third of US refining capacity is in the affected coastal areas, and experts say closures due to... More »

Hurricane Could Hit Texas for First Time Since 2008

Tropical Storm Harvey could turn into hurricane by Friday

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Harvey could turn into a hurricane by Friday, the same day it's expected to make landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas. If it does indeed develop into a Category 1 storm, it will be the state's first hurricane since 2008, CNN reports. The National Hurricane Center is... 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 »

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