Hurricane Irma Update: People, Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down

Hurricane Irma Update: People, Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down

Hurricane Irma People,  Zoos, and Wildlife Centers Hunker Down Hurricane Irma began its assault on Florida early Sunday with the storm’s northern eye-wall reaching the lower Florida Keys as a powerful Category 4 storm. Irma lashed the area with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph,  and the US National Hurricane Center said it was expected […]

Irma Downgraded to Cat-3, Florida Governor Scott Urges Evacuation

Irma Downgraded to Cat-3, Florida Governor Scott Urges Evacuation

Irma Downgraded to Cat-3, Florida Governor Scott Urges Evacuation Saturday morning, Florida Governor Rick Scott Saturday had a warning for his state’s residents sitting in the path of Hurricane Irma: “Once the storm starts, law enforcement cannot save you.” “If you’ve been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now,” the governor said Saturday, just […]

Florida Governor Issues Latest on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

Florida Governor Issues Latest on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

Florida Governor Issues Latest on Hurricane Irma Preparedness Governor Rick Scott traveled the state Thursday and Friday ahead of Hurricane Irma Gov. Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center and a briefing on Lake Okeechobee impacts by the South Florida Water Management District. The Governor is continuing […]

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms The smoke, the flames, the aching lungs, the evacuations, they are Summertime facts of life in the US West, where every wildfire season competes with memories of previous destruction. This year was supposed to be mild after an extremely wet Winter and Spring […]

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’ Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott urged residents of his state to “be as aggressive as we are” in planning for the approach of monster storm Hurricane Irma. The NFL’s opening day game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins has been postponed. “We’re going to have wind, rain, […]

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History?

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History?

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hurricane Irma, a category 5 Storm rolling across the Atlantic, is on a path to strike Florida and could be the most expensive storm in US history, a weather expert predicted. Given the potential magnitude of this storm as well as the potential […]

Hurricane Harvey Strengthens, Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

Hurricane Harvey Strengthens, Mandatory Evacuations Ordered

Hurricane Harvey Strengthens, Mandatory Evacuations Ordered Thousands of people fled Texas early Friday as Hurricane Harvey, a life-threatening storm, gained strength and hurtled toward the state. Homeowners, businesses and government officials were scrambling to prepare for the potentially devastating storm. Forecasters said it could lash the state with significant rain, 125-mph winds and up to […]

Snow, Rain, Wind, Severe Weather Across the US

Snow, Rain, Wind, Severe Weather Across the US

Snow, Rain, Wind, Severe Weather Across the US Travel ranging from daily commutes to cross-country could be affected by a significant storm in the central and eastern United States next week. A major storm with heavy rain, ice, snow, gusty winds and the potential for severe weather is likely next week in the central and […]

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hurricane Matthew could potentially cause $200-B in damage to coastal homes, and that number could rise depending on the path and intensity of the Category 4 storm. At least 954,000 people are at risk of major storm surge damage, according to […]

Hurricane Matthew Now a ‘Powerful’ Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Matthew Now a  ‘Powerful’ Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Matthew Now a  ‘Powerful’ Category 5 Storm A hurricane southeast of Jamaica strengthened to a “Powerful” Category 5 storm late Friday, forecasters said, and watches were in place for that nation as well as the southeastern coast of Haiti. Hurricane Matthew is now the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in Y 2007. […]

‘Hermine’ Churning off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast

‘Hermine’ Churning off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast

‘Hermine’ Churning off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast Storm Hermine churned off the US Mid-Atlantic Coast Sunday, with forecasters projecting it may regain hurricane strength as it slowly moves North, cramping the Labor Day Holiday weekend with high winds, soaking rains and surging seas. The storm, which claimed at least 2 lives in Florida and North […]

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting Friday, the West Virginia Governor’s communication director, said some areas were “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years.” Tens of thousands of people were without power, and several roads are impassable, hundreds of houses have washed away. At least 20 […]

Tropical Storm Warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast Forecasters warn of severe thunderstorms along the East Coast and have issued a tropical storm warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast. National forecasters also issued a tropical storm warning for Florida’s Gulf Coast after a tropical depression gusting winds around 35 mph formed about 125 miles northwest of Cozumel, […]