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Hurricane Lorenzo 'Is Not Normal'

This 'combination of size, strength and location' is rare for a hurricane: NYT

(Newser) - Hurricane Lorenzo was about 1,420 miles southwest of the Azores Saturday night—the furthest north and east that a category 5 hurricane has ever been recorded in the Atlantic, a hurricane specialist tells the New York Times . The archipelago of volcanic islands, home to around 250,000 people, is... More »

Hurricane Humberto Lashes Bermuda

Another hurricane is approaching Mexico

(Newser) - Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while a newly formed hurricane threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's Pacific coast. Humberto came within about 75 miles of Bermuda before moving away out toward... More »

Amid Dorian's Wreckage, a Miracle Find

Volunteer helicopter pilot finds small village of survivors in the rubble

(Newser) - "He had this intuition that he had to fly back over," says Angela Johnson of her helicopter pilot husband Justin's sense that he had to return to a debris field on Little Abaco Island. Justin Johnson was volunteering in the wake of Hurricane Dorian's destruction, and... More »

Humberto Hits the Bahamas

The tropical storm is expected to become a hurricane

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago, the AP reports. Humberto had lashed the islands as UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Bahamas to support... More »

NOAA Takes on NWS in Trump Storm Controversy

NOAA backs Trump; head of NWS Employees Organization calls NOAA remarks 'disgusting'

(Newser) - We're in Day 6 of the metaphorical storm swirling around President Trump regarding a literal storm, and now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been dragged into it. CNN reports the government agency issued a statement Friday backing the president's claim on Sunday that the state of... More »

'Staggering' Death Toll Expected in Bahamas

International aid effort is gaining momentum

(Newser) - The official death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas now stands at 30, but with hundreds, possibly thousands of people missing, authorities say the final count could be "staggering." "The public needs to prepare for unimaginable information about the death toll and the human suffering,"... More »

Dorian Regains Strength, Lashes Carolina Coasts

Storm is now a Category 3

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian has regained strength and is now lashing the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas as a Category 3 storm. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night that the storm, which is slowly moving north, had been upgraded, with wind speeds of around 115mph, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Forecasters... More »

'Generational Devastation' in the Bahamas

Dorian death toll of 20 is expected to rise

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian has now moved away from the Bahamas, leaving chaos, devastation, and at least 20 dead behind it. Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands tells NBC that the death toll is expected to rise significantly when searches of hard-hit remote areas are completed. "We've had an absolute horrendous... More »

Aerial Footage Shows 'Apocalyptic' Destruction in Bahamas

'The area around the airport now looks like a lake'

(Newser) - The terrifying scale of destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas was revealed in aerial footage from some of the hardest-hit areas. The footage from the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama shows seawater where streets used to be and the shattered remains of hundreds of homes, reports the Guardian... More »

'Historic Tragedy' in the Bahamas

Slow-moving storm downgraded to Category 3

(Newser) - Authorities in the Bahamas say Hurricane Dorian has killed at least five people —but the country is still being battered by the slow-moving storm and many other people are in danger. The storm was just north of Grand Bahama Island early Tuesday, having only moved around 12 miles in... More »

Dorian Kills at Least 5 as It Floods Bahamas

More than 13,000 houses are damaged or destroyed

(Newser) - At least five people were killed as Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find flotation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary, the AP reports. "We... More »

1M Ordered to Leave Homes as Dorian Approaches

Evacuation orders issued in SC, Georgia, Florida

(Newser) - More than a million people in three states have been ordered to leave their homes as Hurricane Dorian slowly moves toward the East Coast. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp have ordered the evacuation of their state's entire Atlantic coastlines, the AP reports. The storm,... More »

Hurricane Dorian Unleashes Its Fury

The Category 5 hurricane is called 'life-threatening'

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian is plowing through the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm ripped out power lines, flung cars, and tore off roofs Sunday in the Abaco Islands after making landfall at 12:40pm, the AP reports. "It's devastating," says Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas' Ministry of... More »

Hurricane Hunters Snap Pics of Dorian's 'Stadium Effect'

While Bahamas residents tweet videos from the eye of the storm

(Newser) - As Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas, one thing getting media attention is the eye of the storm. So-called "hurricane hunters"—daring pilots from the Air Force and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—have been flying through Dorian's eye and finding the so-called "stadium effect," Fox... More »

Hurricane Dorian Has a New Path

Experts predict that Florida won't get a direct hit

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian bore down on the Bahamas as a fierce Category 4 storm Saturday, with new projections showing it curving upward enough to potentially spare Florida a direct hit but still threatening parts of the Southeast US with powerful winds and rising ocean water that causes what can be deadly... More »

Dorian's Winds Already 140mph, With Mar-a-Lago in Its Path

But there's still a chance the hurricane could simply deliver Florida a glancing blow

(Newser) - President Trump's prized Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida could be directly in the path of Hurricane Dorian , which officially reached the "extremely dangerous" Category 4 status Friday night and is expected to be extremely destructive. The National Hurricane Center's most recent track for Dorian places Mar-a-Lago in the... More »

'Extremely Dangerous' Dorian Could Hit Mar-a-Lago

Former Canada PM 'rooting for a direct hit'

(Newser) - They're battening down the hatches in Florida, where Hurricane Dorian is forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 storm on Labor Day—and President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is in its potential path. The Palm Beach property is around 100 miles south of Melbourne, which is at the... More »

Trump Cancels Poland Trip as Hurricane Dorian Looms

It's likely to make landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm

(Newser) - Hurricane Dorian hit the Caribbean Wednesday , and now it's on its way to Florida. The current forecast has it making landfall somewhere along the state's Atlantic coast Monday, Labor Day, as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130mph, CNN reports. As of Thursday morning, it was... More »

Dorian to America: Here I Come

The hurricane eyes Florida while building toward Category 3

(Newser) - For the Caribbean, it was bad but not crushing. For Florida, it's time to worry. That's the gist of Hurricane Dorian news Wednesday after the Category 1 storm caused flooding and power outages across Caribbean islands—including Puerto Rico—and grew closer to a Category 3 while churning... More »

Reporter: Trump's Hurricane Comments Were 'Memorialized'

Plus, a look at the history of the idea

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to blast a report that said he had asked his national security officials to look into the possibility of nuking hurricanes. Jonathan Swan, one of two Axios reporters behind the article, responded on Twitter, writing , "I stand by every word in the... More »

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