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texas prepares as harvey strengthens to category 2 storm


houston — texas residents and officials are preparing for hurricane harvey, which the national hurricane center says has strengthened to a category 2 storm.harvey grew quickly thursday from a tropical depression into a category 1 hurricane. early friday, the center reported it's now at a category 2.fueled by warm gulf of mexico waters, the storm is projected to become a major category 3 hurricane. forecasters are labeling it a "life-threatening storm" with landfall predicted late friday or early saturday between port o'connor and matagorda bay, a 30-mile (48-kilometer) stretch of coastline about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northeast of corpus christi.texas officials have been expressing concern that not as many people are evacuating compared with previous storms as hurricane harvey bears dow






texas prepares as harvey strengthens to category 2 storm


houston (ap) — texas residents and officials are preparing for hurricane harvey, which the national hurricane center says has strengthened to a category 2 storm.harvey grew quickly thursday from a tropical depression into a category 1 hurricane. early friday, the center reported it’s now at a category 2.fueled by warm gulf of mexico waters, the storm is projected to become a major category 3 hurricane. forecasters are labeling it a “life-threatening storm” with landfall predicted late friday or early saturday between port o’connor and matagorda bay, a 30-mile (48-kilometer) stretch of coastline about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northeast of corpus christi.texas officials have been expressing concern that not as many people are evacuating compared with previous storms as hurricane harvey bear






hurricane harvey: texas braces for category-three storm


image copyrightepaimage caption hurricane harvey will bring with it high winds and floods texas is bracing itself for hurricane harvey - the worst storm to hit the us mainland in 12 years.the category three storm, currently in the gulf of mexico, is expected to make landfall along the state's central coast on friday night.the national hurricane center warned that ... ial rain and storm surges could bring life-threatening flooding to houston and surrounding area.the storm will also strike at the heart of texas's oil refining industry.energy companies have been evacuating staff from offshore platforms in the gulf of mexico, while on land texan oil refineries are shutting down in preparation for the storm.as a result, us fuel prices have reached a three week-high.meanwhile, communities in the






the national hurricane center says hurricane harvey has strengthened to a catego


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presscorpus christi, texas (ap) — the national hurricane center says hurricane harvey has strengthened to a category 2 storm.the associated press






australian residents begin evacuating ahead of cyclone


townsville, australia — thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas of australia's tropical northeast on monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast.cyclone debbie was expected to cross the queensland state coast along a sparsely populated 100-kilometer (60-mile) stretch between the towns of ayr and bowen early tuesday, australian bureau of meteorology forecaster michael paech said.the cyclone was churning over the pacific ocean as a category 3 storm on monday, with wind gusts up to 165 kilometers per hour (100 mph). it was expected to intensify to a category 4 storm with wind gusts up to 260 kph per hour (160 mph) when it crosses on to land, paech said.queensland premier annastacia palaszczuk urged people in the most vulnerable areas to evacuate on monday before condition






fernanda becomes a category 2 hurricane in eastern pacific


mexico city — hurricane fernanda has grown into a category 2 storm off mexico's west coast but does not pose any immediate threat to land as it heads farther out into the pacific.the u.s national hurricane center forecasts that fernanda will continue to strengthen and is likely to become a major hurricane later friday.the storm's center was located about 975 miles (1,570 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the baja california peninsula on friday morning. its maximum sustained winds have reached 100 mph (155 kph).fernanda was moving westward at 12 mph (19 kph).






deadly storm strikes australia as thousands flee


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the international space station confirms it -- cyclone debbie is a monster of a storm. josh king has the story (@abridgetoland). buzz60strong winds and rain lash airlie beach, australia, march 28, 2017. reports state that cyclone debbie is expected to hit queensland's far north coast as a category 4 cyclone early afternoon on march 28, 2017.(photo: dan peled, european pressphoto agency) 6 connectlinkedinemailmoretropical cyclone debbie slammed into northeastern australia midday tuesday with wind gusts as high as 161 mph, the australian bureau of meteorology said.at least one death has been blamed on the storm. as many as 25,000 residents evacuated low-lying areas as the storm approached, the national post newspaper said.debbie made landfall near airlie beach,






deadly storm strikes australia as thousands flee


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the international space station confirms it -- cyclone debbie is a monster of a storm. josh king has the story (@abridgetoland). buzz60strong winds and rain lash airlie beach, australia, march 28, 2017. reports state that cyclone debbie is expected to hit queensland's far north coast as a category 4 cyclone early afternoon on march 28, 2017.(photo: dan peled, european pressphoto agency) 20 connectlinkedinemailmoretropical cyclone debbie slammed into northeastern australia midday tuesday with wind gusts as high as 161 mph, the australian bureau of meteorology said.at least one death has been blamed on the storm. as many as 25,000 residents evacuated low-lying areas as the storm approached, the national post newspaper said.debbie made landfall near airlie beach,






australian residents begin evacuating ahead of cyclone


townsville, australia (ap) — thousands of people began evacuating low-lying areas of australia’s tropical northeast on monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on the coast.cyclone debbie was expected to cross the queensland state coast along a sparsely populated 100-kilometer (60-mile) stretch between the towns of ayr and bowen early tuesday, australian bureau of meteorology forecaster michael paech said.the cyclone was churning over the pacific ocean as a category 3 storm on monday, with wind gusts up to 165 kilometers per hour (100 mph). it was expected to intensify to a category 4 storm with wind gusts up to 260 kph per hour (160 mph) when it crosses on to land, paech said.queensland premier annastacia palaszczuk urged people in the most vulnerable areas to evacuate on monday before cond






hurricane eugene weakens off mexico; no threat to land


mexico city — hurricane eugene weakened sunday night after spending the day as a strong a category 3 storm in the pacific ocean off mexico, but forecasters said it was not expected to threaten land.the u.s. national hurricane center said the storm had dropped to category 2 late sunday, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph). it was centered about 535 miles (860 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the baja california peninsula and was moving toward the northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).the center said eugene was forecast to stay well offshore and likely would begin weakening quickly monday or monday night as it moved over cooler waters.






cyclone debbie: 'monster' storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163 mph).it is moving inland as a category three but could cause damage for hours yet. one serious injury has been reported.pm malcolm turnbull told parliament he had activated a disaster response plan.the extent of cyclone debbie's devastation, which has a 50km-diameter eye wall, may not be known for some time, authorities said.queensland police commissioner ian stewart said the storm's slow speed had created a "battering ram effect", adding: "we are goin






tropical storm harvey intensifies to hurricane, takes aim at texas coast


harvey intensified into a hurricane thursday and steered for the texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the united states in almost a dozen years.forecasters labeled harvey a "life-threatening storm" that posed a "grave risk." millions of people braced for a prolonged battering that could swamp dozens of counties more than 100 miles inland.landfall was predicted for late friday or early saturday between port o'connor and matagorda bay, a 30-mile stretch of coastline about 70 miles northeast of corpus christi. the region is mostly farm or ranchland dotted with waterfront vacation homes and has absorbed numerous gulf of mexico storms for generations.harvey grew unexpectedly quickly thursda






cyclone debbie: 'monster' storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163 mph).it is moving inland as a category three but could cause damage for hours yet. one serious injury has been reported.pm malcolm turnbull told parliament he had activated a disaster response plan.the extent of cyclone debbie's devastation, which has a 50km-diameter eye wall, may not be known for some time, authorities said.queensland police commissioner ian stewart said the storm's slow speed had created a "battering ram effect", adding: "we are goin






tropical cyclone debbie looked massive and furious from the space station


gif although tropical cyclone debbie, yesterday a category 4 beast, has now been downgraded to a tropical storm carrying a severe weather warning, this footage of the cyclone at near peak intensity captured from the international space station will make you glad you don’t live on the eastern coast of australia.around 25,000 people living in north queensland are being asked to flee as a powerful cyclone is…read more read more the eight-minute clip reveals just how furious a storm like this can grow. despite debbie losing power when it finally made landfall on tuesday, the region is still being subjected to intense winds and strong rainfall, up to 20 inches, according to the bbc, leading to flash fooding which can be equally dangerous for residents.advertisementadvertisementdespite being dow






tropical cyclone debbie looked massive and furious from the space station


gif although tropical cyclone debbie, yesterday a category 4 beast, has now been downgraded to a tropical storm carrying a severe weather warning, this footage of the cyclone at near peak intensity captured from the international space station will make you glad you don’t live on the eastern coast of australia.around 25,000 people living in north queensland are being asked to flee as a powerful cyclone is…read more read more the eight-minute clip reveals just how furious a storm like this can grow. despite debbie losing power when it finally made landfall on tuesday, the region is still being subjected to intense winds and strong rainfall, up to 20 inches, according to the bbc, leading to flash fooding which can be equally dangerous for residents.advertisementadvertisementdespite being dow






cyclone debbie: 'monster' storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163 mph).it is moving inland as a category two but could cause damage for hours yet. one serious injury has been reported.pm malcolm turnbull told parliament he had activated a disaster response plan."conditions have deteriorated rapidly," he said. "take care and stay safe. be prepared to shelter in place until wednesday."the extent of cyclone debbie's devastation, which has a 50km-diameter eye wall, may not be known for some time, authorities said.queensl






cyclone debbie: 'monster' storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163 mph).it is moving inland as a category two but could cause damage for hours yet. one serious injury has been reported.pm malcolm turnbull told parliament he had activated a disaster response plan."conditions have deteriorated rapidly," he said. "take care and stay safe. be prepared to shelter in place until wednesday."he said defence force helicopters and naval vessels would be sent to queensland with aid.the extent of cyclone debbie's devastation, whi






eugene a cat 3 hurricane off mexico, but no threat to land


mexico city — hurricane eugene has grown into a category 3 storm in the pacific ocean off of mexico, but forecasters say it's not expected to threaten land.the u.s. national hurricane center says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) sunday morning while it was centered about 565 miles (910 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the baja california peninsula.the storm was moving toward the north-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).the center says eugene is expected to stay well offshore before dissipating late in the coming week after moving over colder waters.






madagascar braces for direct hit from cyclone


a satellite image shows tropical cyclone enawo spinning toward madagascar (left) on monday morning, march 6, 2017(photo: nasa) 6143 connectlinkedinemailmore"dangerous" category 4 tropical cyclone enawo plowed toward madagascar on monday and is expected to make landfall on the island nation on tuesday morning, the weather underground predicted.the storm was upgraded late monday from a category 2 to a category 4, with winds estimated at 144 mph, according to weatherbell meteorologist ryan maue.the storm "is likely to unleash a destructive siege of damaging winds, storm surge flooding, rainfall flooding and mudslides in the island's strongest landfall in at least four years," the weather channel warned.madagascar's meteorology department issued a red alert for northeastern madagascar.the wors






madagascar braces for direct hit from cyclone


a satellite image shows tropical cyclone enawo spinning toward madagascar (left) on monday morning, march 6, 2017(photo: nasa) 4706 connectlinkedinemailmore"dangerous" category 4 tropical cyclone enawo plowed toward madagascar on monday and is expected to make landfall on the island nation on tuesday morning, the weather underground predicted.the storm was upgraded late monday from a category 2 to a category 4, with winds estimated at 144 mph, according to weatherbell meteorologist ryan maue.the storm "is likely to unleash a destructive siege of damaging winds, storm surge flooding, rainfall flooding and mudslides in the island's strongest landfall in at least four years," the weather channel warned.madagascar's meteorology department issued a red alert for northeastern madagascar.the wors






madagascar braces for direct hit from cyclone


a satellite image shows tropical cyclone enawo spinning toward madagascar (left) on monday morning, march 6, 2017(photo: nasa) 3034 connectlinkedinemailmore"dangerous" category 4 tropical cyclone enawo plowed toward madagascar on monday and is expected to make landfall on the island nation on tuesday morning, the weather underground predicted.the storm was upgraded late monday from a category 2 to a category 4, with winds estimated at 144 mph, according to weatherbell meteorologist ryan maue.the storm "is likely to unleash a destructive siege of damaging winds, storm surge flooding, rainfall flooding and mudslides in the island's strongest landfall in at least four years," the weather channel warned.madagascar's meteorology department issued a red alert for northeastern madagascar.the wors






madagascar braces for direct hit from cyclone


a satellite image shows tropical cyclone enawo spinning toward madagascar (left) on monday morning, march 6, 2017(photo: nasa) 5487 connectlinkedinemailmore"dangerous" category 4 tropical cyclone enawo plowed toward madagascar on monday and is expected to make landfall on the island nation on tuesday morning, the weather underground predicted.the storm was upgraded late monday from a category 2 to a category 4, with winds estimated at 144 mph, according to weatherbell meteorologist ryan maue.the storm "is likely to unleash a destructive siege of damaging winds, storm surge flooding, rainfall flooding and mudslides in the island's strongest landfall in at least four years," the weather channel warned.madagascar's meteorology department issued a red alert for northeastern madagascar.the wors






cyclone debbie: 'monster' storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph).it is moving inland as a category two but could cause damage for hours yet. one serious injury has been reported.pm malcolm turnbull told parliament he had activated a disaster response plan."conditions have deteriorated rapidly," he said. "take care and stay safe. be prepared to shelter in place until wednesday."defence force helicopters and naval vessels would be sent to queensland with aid, he added.the extent of cyclone debbie's devastation, wh






fernanda becomes a powerful, category 3 hurricane in pacific


mexico city — hurricane fernanda strengthened into a powerful, category 3 hurricane well off mexico's west coast on friday but did not pose any immediate threat to land as it headed farther out into the pacific.the u.s national hurricane center reported that fernanda's maximum sustained winds had increased to 115 mph (185 kph). it is the second major hurricane of the season.the center said fernanda could continue to strengthen to category 4 as it heads west in the general direction of hawaii, though the storm is expected to weaken within three days.fernanda was centered about 1,020 miles (1,640 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the baja california peninsula and was moving westward at 12 mph (19 kph).






tropical cyclone enawo threatens madagascar | news


tropical cyclone enawo has developed in the southern indian ocean. the storm is heading towards madagascar and threatens widespread flooding across much of the island nation.enawo is currently located around 700km north of port louis, mauritius. the system is staggering southwestwards towards madagascar at around 4kmph.the sustained winds around the storm are now at 150kmph with gusts nearer to 175kmph. rapid strengthening is expected over the next two days.the joint typhoon warning center said that conditions are "very conducive" to further development. vertical wind shear is light to moderate and sea surface temperatures are around 29 to 30c.tropical cyclone enawo is currently equivalent to a category 1 atlantic hurricane. it is forecast to strengthen to a category 3 equivalent storm wit






tropical cyclone enawo threatens madagascar | news


tropical cyclone enawo has developed in the southern indian ocean. the storm is heading towards madagascar and threatens widespread flooding across much of the island nation.enawo is currently about 700km north of port louis, mauritius. the system is staggering southwestwards towards madagascar at around 4kmph.the sustained winds around the storm are now at 150kmph with gusts nearer to 175kmph. rapid strengthening is expected over the next two days.the joint typhoon warning centre said that conditions are "very conducive" to further development. vertical wind shear is light to moderate and sea surface temperatures are around 29 to 30c.tropical cyclone enawo is currently equivalent to a category 1 atlantic hurricane. it is forecast to strengthen to a category 3 equivalent storm with winds a






typhoon hato slams into hong kong; at least 3 dead


category 10 storm leaves trail of destruction in asia financial center.        






cyclone debbie: deadly storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph).it is moving inland as a category two storm but could cause damage for hours yet.prime minister malcolm turnbull said he was aware of one death so far.activating a disaster response plan, he stressed the picture could develop when emergency crews were able to assess the damage."conditions have deteriorated rapidly," he told parliament. "take care and stay safe. be prepared to shelter in place until wednesday."defence force helicopters and naval ves






cyclone debbie: deadly storm batters australia


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursa powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east australian coast, causing major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach in queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph).it is moving inland as a category two storm but could cause damage for hours yet.prime minister malcolm turnbull said he was aware of one death so far.activating a disaster response plan, he stressed the picture could develop when emergency crews were able to assess the damage."conditions have deteriorated rapidly," he told parliament. "take care and stay safe. be prepared to shelter in place until wednesday."defence force helicopters and naval ves






hurricane kenneth powers up in pacific far off mexico coast


mexico city — hurricane kenneth formed far off mexico's pacific coast sunday and quickly grew into a major storm, while people in the caribbean kept watch for the possible reemergence of a tropical storm.the u.s. national hurricane center said kenneth was a category 3 hurricane by sunday night, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph). it said the storm could intensify a bit more over the next day but should begin weakening by late monday or early tuesday.the hurricane posed no threat to land, with its center about 1,315 miles (2,115 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the baja california peninsula. it was moving west-northwest at about 10 mph (17 kph) over the open sea, and was forecast to make a gradual turn to a northward track during the next two days.meanwhile,






more evacuations as hurricane harvey bears down on texas


houston — harvey intensified into a hurricane thursday and steered for the texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in what could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the united states in almost a dozen years.forecasters labeled harvey a "life-threatening storm" that posed a "grave risk." millions of people braced for a prolonged battering that could swamp dozens of counties more than 100 miles inland.landfall was predicted for late friday or early saturday between port o'connor and matagorda bay, a 30-mile (48-kilometer) stretch of coastline about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northeast of corpus christiharvey grew quickly thursday from a tropical depression into a category 1 hurricane. fueled by warm gulf waters, it was projected to become a






25,000 residents told to evacuate as massive cyclone threatens australian coast


image: bureau of meteorology/australian governmentaround 25,000 people living in north queensland are being asked to flee as a powerful cyclone is set to make landfall. tropical storm debbie is expected to hit the coastline tomorrow with 170 mile-per-hour gusts and storm surges as high as eight feet. advertisementdebbie was upgraded to a category 4 storm earlier today, and it’s intensifying quickly. the cyclone will make landfall at 9:00 am local time on tuesday, and it’s expected to bring extensive flooding to low-lying areas. some 60 miles (100 km) of coastline is at risk, from ayr, bowen, and hamilton island to airlie beach, and townsville. debbie will be the most powerful storm to hit north queensland since category 5 cyclone yasi struck in february 2011.the australian cyclone season r






major winter storm seen from space - set to wallop east coast | video


the winter storm was tracked by noaa’s goes-16 satellite. it captured the storm in visible, infrared, and colorized infrared spectrums. it also delivered water vapor imagery of the storm.






tropical cyclone ella brings rain, flooding to fiji | news


the tropical cyclone season in the southern hemisphere is supposed to end on april 30. we now have two storms that have developed since that date.last week we had tropical cyclone donna passing between vanuatu and new caledonia. the remnants of the storm have just cleared the north island of new zealand, dumping some very heavy rain.auckland had 56mm of rain on friday. that's almost half the may average which is 127mm.donna was a remarkable storm not only coming so late in the year, but in being so strong. it was equivalent to a category 4 atlantic hurricane.tropical cyclone ella is notably weaker, but even now it remains powerful enough to do significant damage with some very dangerous winds.ella is currently located around 500 kilometres to the north of the fiji capital, suva. the storm






cyclone debbie: australia activates disaster response plan


media captionthe powerful storm is expected to last for hoursaustralian prime minister malcolm turnbull has activated a disaster response plan after a powerful cyclone pummelled the north-east coast.cyclone debbie caused major damage, ... ial rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.defence force helicopters and naval vessels carrying aid are to be despatched to queensland.mr turnbull said one death had been confirmed but added that emergency crews had yet to assess the damage.cyclone debbie made landfall between bowen and airlie beach as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163mph).it is moving inland as a category two storm but could cause more damage."conditions have deteriorated rapidly," mr turnbull told parliament. "take care and stay safe. be prepared to






tropical storm cindy weakens, but 3-foot storm surge a concern


heavy rains, flooding expected from texas to western florida as the storm heads north.        






chicago cop who threw coffee at motorcyclist suspended


chicago police investigating cop caught on video throwing coffee at motorcyclistelyssa cherney and peter matuszakchicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the...chicago police are conducting an internal investigation into an incident caught on video in which an officer throws a cup of coffee at a p ing motorcyclist after the biker shouted at the cop near a downtown intersection.police superintendent eddie johnson said monday that he cannot defend the... (elyssa cherney and peter matuszak)