Deadly Floods Devastate the US Midwest

Deadly Floods Devastate the US Midwest

Monday, it was reported that least 1 person is missing after devastating floods across the US Midwest that killed 3 others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska’s Governor called a disaster of historic proportions. As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of […]

Central USA is Flooding, People Evacuating

Central USA is Flooding, People Evacuating

Flooding in the central USA Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to evacuate, threatened to temporarily close a nuclear power plant and shut down stretches of a major river and an interstate highway, foreshadowing a difficult Spring flooding season. The high water, prompted by a massive late-Winter storm, pushed some waterways to […]

Deadly Tornado in Deep South, 23 Dead and Counting

Deadly Tornado in Deep South, 23 Dead and Counting

A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and has killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. “Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23 at the current time,” Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones […]

Huge Weekend Snowstorm Spreading East

Huge Weekend Snowstorm Spreading East

A weekend snowstorm, which may be the biggest of the season for many cities, will slow down travel in the mid-Atlantic, while a wintry mix causes disruptions farther South. A long-duration winter storm is foreseen for parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and North Carolina. Snow is forecast to spread quickly eastward with the […]

Major Snow Storms Hitting Central and Eastern US

Major Snow Storms Hitting Central and Eastern US

Major Snow Storms Hitting Central and Eastern US A major storm will combine snow and increasing wind to create a swath of blizzard conditions from the High Plains Saturday night to part of the Mississippi Valley on Sunday and the Great Lakes region Monday. While millions of people who had few problems heading to their […]

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B The monster storm made landfall Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle Michael is the 4th-strongest hurricane ever to reach the US Mainland ever. Hurricane Michael will probably end up causing at least $25-B (an perhaps more) in economic losses. About $3-B of that will fall on the federal flood insurance […]

Hurricane Michael Hammers Florida With 155 mph Winds

Hurricane Michael Hammers Florida With 155 mph Winds

Hurricane Michael Hammers Florida With 155 mph Winds Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US Mainland. Michael blew ashore near Mexico Beach, a tourist town […]

Hurricane Michael Strengthens as it Heads to North Florida

Hurricane Michael Strengthens as it Heads to North Florida

Hurricane Michael Strengthens as it Heads to North Florida Florida Governor Rick Scott is warning that Hurricane Michael is a “massive storm” that could bring “total devastation” to parts of the State. Scott activated 2,000 members of the Florida National Guard Tuesday to deal with the fast-moving storm expected to hit the state within the […]

Michael to Make Landfall in Florida as Major Hurricane

Michael to Make Landfall in Florida as Major Hurricane

Michael to Make Landfall in Florida as Major Hurricane Hurricane Michael is expected to strengthen Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, taking aim at the Florida Panhandle, where residents were implored to get out of harm’s way ahead of life-threatening waves, winds and rains. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate in […]

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims Wednesday, President Donald Trump sought to offer comfort to families who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring “America grieves for you” as he arrived in North Carolina to survey damage left by the powerful storm. President Trump pledged to be with storm victims “100 percent” […]

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond Sunday, the flooding from Tropical Storm Florence spread across the Carolinas, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Governor Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death […]

Florence Punishes Carolinas with Rain, Flooding, 8 Dead

Florence Punishes Carolinas with Rain, Flooding, 8 Dead

Florence Punishes Carolinas with Rain, Flooding, 8 Dead Florence dumped huge amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it blew inland Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, knocking out power in nearly 900,000 homes and businesses, and causing at least 8 deaths so far. Florence’s intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the US […]

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s  Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains Saturday, Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. There are no immediate deaths reported but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana […]

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross predicts that Hurricane Florence will not be devastating to the overall US economic, despite any financial damage to North and South Carolina. “Overall, it’s not going to move the national economy,” Ross said Thursday while touring […]

Florence Hammers the North Carolina Coast

Florence Hammers the North Carolina Coast

Florence Hammers the North Carolina Coast Hurricane Florence began hammering the North Carolina coast Thursday, with heavy surf pounding the Outer Banks and barrier islands, as the storm’s surge drove seawater over some beaches and past oceanfront homes. The storm was downgraded from a category 4 Thursday to a category 2, but its massive size, […]

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm $HD, $LOW The coming economic impact of Hurricane Florence is unlikely to be large but will likely muddle US data for months, judging from past experience. Last year, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma constrained activity in Q-3 of Y 2017 and sparked rebuilding later in the year […]

Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station Hurricane Florence is predicted to slam into the US East Coast as an “extremely dangerous major hurricane” overnight Thursday. The storm may stall over South Carolina and North Carolina, dump several feet of rain, and trigger widespread floods. A camera aboard the International Space Station recorded video of Hurricane Florence Wednesday morning, […]

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY As powerful Hurricane Florence moves closer to the southeastern United States Tuesday, farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest Corn and Tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the danger of deadly flooding threatened a state where millions of farm animals […]

Hurricane Florence Pounds Some Financial Markets  

Hurricane Florence Pounds Some Financial Markets  

Hurricane Florence Pounds Some Financial Markets $KBWP, $All, $TRV, $IAK, $HD, $LOW, $GNRC The path of Hurricane Florence’s potential destruction runs right through markets from stocks to mortgage-backed securities. The Category 4 storm, which is forcing more than 1-M people to flee to safety and could wreak as much as $27-B in damages in the […]

Hurricane Florence Seen Causing $27-B in Damages

Hurricane Florence Seen Causing $27-B in Damages

Hurricane Florence Seen Causing $27-B in Damages $HD, $LOW urricane Florence’s top winds hit 130 miles (209 kilometers) per hour to become a Category 4 storm, one step below the most severe level, as it pushed toward the U.S. East Coast, where mandatory evacuation orders went into effect. Parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks were […]

Hurricane Florence Stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Stalks US East Coast Monday, more than 1-M people were ordered to evacuate the path of Hurricane Florence as the Category 4 storm packing winds of 130 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour) bore down on the East Coast of the United States. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster told up to 1-M […]

Florence Approaches US Becoming an ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Storm

Florence Approaches US Becoming an ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Storm

Florence Approaches US Becoming an ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Storm People in Florida through North Carolina should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow local officials asvise. Tropical Storm Florence is expected to grow into an “extremely dangerous” hurricane by Monday as it approaches the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Center said, urging […]

Tropical Storm Gordon Lashing South Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon Lashing South Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon Lashing South Florida Monday, Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds, and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central US Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at 17 mph. The […]

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto Made Landfall Monday, Some Warnings Cancelled

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto Made Landfall Monday, Some Warnings Cancelled

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto Made Landfall Monday, Some Warnings Cancelled Sub-tropical Storm Alberto began making landfall just east of Pensacola Monday evening, powered by winds of up to 45 MPH, while drenching the Florida Panhandle with rain. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. advisory, the storm was moving across land at Laguna Beach, threatening flash […]

Alberto Headed for Mississippi and Florida, Governors Issue Emergency Warnings

Alberto Headed for Mississippi and Florida, Governors Issue Emergency Warnings

Alberto Headed for Mississippi and Florida, Governors Issue Emergency Warnings Saturday, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency as subtropical storm Alberto moves north towards the US Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding by Monday, according to officials. All 67 Florida counties have issued the notice to give state and […]

Nor’easter Update: Atlantic Coast Hammered, 5 People Killed by Falling Trees

Nor’easter Update: Atlantic Coast Hammered, 5 People Killed by Falling Trees

Nor’easter Update: Atlantic Coast Hammered, 5 People Killed by Falling Trees A Nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6-M customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees The storm submerged cars […]

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, […]