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Irma lashes at Puerto Rico, leaves tiny Barbuda devastated

Hurricane Irma lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds late Wednesday, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. Florida rushed to prepare for a possible direct hit on the Miami area by the Category 5 storm with potentially...
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Planning is key to protecting pets during a disaster

It is too early to know how many animals were affected by the severe weather spawned by Hurricane Harvey. But it is likely that millions of pets and livestock animals were impacted by this disaster. Now Irma is brewing in the Caribbean. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s pet ownership calculator, more than 30...
Hurricane Kenneth reaches Category 4 force in Pacific

Hurricane Kenneth reaches Category 4 force in Pacific

Hurricane Kenneth has rapidly grown into a monster Category 4 storm, but it’s centered far off Mexico’s Pacific coast and posing no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kenneth had winds of 130 mph (215 kph) early Monday and could strengthen further before weakening later in the day. The hurricane was centered...
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Franklin gaining strength as it approaches second landfall in Mexico

A strengthening Tropical Storm Franklin took aim at Mexico’s central Gulf coast after a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula, with forecasts saying it would grow into a hurricane before making its second landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Franklin began gaining strength after getting over open water...
2 hurricanes roar in Pacific far off western Mexico

2 hurricanes roar in Pacific far off western Mexico

Two hurricanes moving through the Pacific Ocean off Mexico are not expected to threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Hilary is a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph). Its center is about 460 miles (740 kilometers) south of the southern tip of Baja California, and it...

Hurricane Hilary expected to kick up winds, rain, and waves along coast

During the next few hours, the cloud bands of Hurricane Hilary, category I, will cause wind gusts of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour and waves of 2.5 to 3.5 meters on the coasts of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero. The National Meteorological Service (SMN) warned that intense storms are expected in Michoacán regions, very...
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Tropical Storm Don sputters out while Tropical Storm Hilary gains momentum

Tropical Storm Don didn’t last long, but did manage to become a relatively early fourth named storm and did lead to some flash flooding in a few areas. Don became the fourth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season on July 17, as it was about 500 miles east of Barbados, after a hurricane...
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Mexico increases prediction for 2017 hurricane season

Mexico’s National Meteorological Service is increasing its forecast of the number of hurricanes and tropical storms expected to form in 2017 in the Atlantic and Pacific. The service says warmer ocean temperatures have prompted it to raise its forecast of storm formation from 27 to 33. It expects 18 to form in the Pacific, including...
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