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Nicole Moves North After Toppling Florida Homes

Storm killed at least 2, wrecked dozens of buildings

(Newser) - Tropical Depression Nicole was moving through Georgia Friday morning after a day of causing havoc as it churned through Florida as a hurricane and then tropical storm. The rare November hurricane could dump as much as 6 inches of rain over the Blue Ridge Mountains, the National Hurricane Center said....

Hurricane Nicole Makes Landfall in Florida

Rare November hurricane hits state's east coast

(Newser) - Hurricane Nicole made landfall early Thursday along the east coast of Florida, just south of Vero Beach. The storm was already battering a large area of the storm-weary state with strong winds, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rain, officials said. The rare November hurricane had already led officials to shut...

Evacuation Orders Ahead of Hurricane Include Mar-a-Lago

Nicole could erode Florida beaches already damaged by Ian

(Newser) - A Florida-bound storm strengthened into Hurricane Nicole on Wednesday after pounding the Bahamas, as US officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. It's a rare November hurricane for storm-weary Florida, where only two such hurricanes have made landfall since recordkeeping began in 1853—the...

Roslyn Hits Mexico, Misses Resorts
Roslyn Hits Mexico,
Misses Resorts

Roslyn Hits Mexico, Misses Resorts

Forecasters warn dangerous storm surge, mudslides are possible

(Newser) - Hurricane Roslyn slammed into a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast between the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan on Sunday morning and quickly moved inland. By Sunday morning, Roslyn remained a major hurricane with winds of 120mph, down only slightly from its peak of 130mph. The US...

'Hometown of Tomorrow' Kept Power on During Ian

Florida's Babcock Ranch, US' 'first solar-powered town,' didn't lose electricity

(Newser) - The stories out of Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian are harrowing and devastating , with a death toll that continues to climb . One town in the western part of the state, however, fared better than most, with Ian serving as a "true test for the community," per...

To Keep Paralyzed Spouse Alive, She Gave Him a Life Jacket
Florida Woman
Went to Extremes to
Keep Paralyzed Spouse Alive
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Florida Woman Went to Extremes to Keep Paralyzed Spouse Alive

Inside one Punta Gorda couple's tale of survival

(Newser) - As more and more media outlets manage to interview Florida residents who have weathered Hurricane Ian—in many cases emerging with their lives but little else intact— NBC News shares one couple's harrowing story. Christopher Smith suffers from prostate cancer, and had been due to receive radiation treatment on...

Mexico Prepares for Hurricane
Mexico Prepares for Hurricane

Mexico Prepares for Hurricane

Orlene picks up strength en route

(Newser) - Hurricane Orlene gained strength Sunday as it headed toward western Mexico, where the US National Hurricane Center warned the "extremely dangerous" storm could cause life-threatening flooding. The storm became a hurricane on Saturday and was posting maximum sustained winds up to 130mph on its way to the coast, USA ...

Who Wants to Give Birth in a Hurricane? No One, but She Did

Cape Coral resident Amanda Mahr's baby is named George, not Ian

(Newser) - Amid the nightmarish news out of Florida in the wake of Ian, a bright spot comes via a 10-pound, 6-ounce package delivered in Cape Coral. The New York Times reports on the plight of 36-year-old Amanda Mahr, and her husband, Matthew, 37, as they hunkered down to ride out the...

As Ian Bore Down on Florida, Political Barbs Continued

Storm didn't stop campaign ads from DeSantis, Demings, Rubio

(Newser) - On the one hand, seeing political ads on TV as a major storm rages outside your window might be a welcome distraction. Or, maybe you won't be in the mood to watch election-season nastiness as your roof shingles are getting ripped off by the wind. Apparently, several Florida politicians...

2M Without Power as Ian Swamps Florida
Ian Leaves Trail of Devastation

Ian Leaves Trail of Devastation

Hurricane was 5th-strongest storm ever to hit US; 2M without power, people trapped in homes

(Newser) - Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit, and knocking out power to 2 million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States barreled...

There Were Eerie Scenes in Tampa as Ian Approached

'Blowout tide' exposed seabed

(Newser) - As Hurricane Ian approached Florida before making landfall Wednesday, there were eerie scenes in Tampa and other areas where water receded, exposing the seabed. The phenomenon, in which strong winds blow water away from the coast, causing sea levels to drop, is known as a blowout tide or reverse storm...

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall as a Category 4 Storm
Ian Makes Landfall as
Massive Category 4 Storm

Ian Makes Landfall as Massive Category 4 Storm

Tampa area was spared a direct hit

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday in southwest Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, swamping city streets with water and smashing trees along the coast. The massive Category 4 storm's center struck Wednesday afternoon near...

Now a Category 4, Ian Barrels Toward Florida

Hurricane-force winds, rainfall of up to 18 inches, 'life-threatening' storm surges expected

(Newser) - Hurricane Ian intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm as it approached Florida, and forecasters predicted it would retain top winds of 140mph until landfall Wednesday afternoon. Tropical storm-force winds and rain were already hitting the state's heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at...

Hurricane Ian Knocks Out Power to All of Cuba

Storm heading to Florida next

(Newser) - Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power grid and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm, the AP reports. Authorities were working overnight to gradually restore service to...

2.5M Ordered to Evacuate as Ian Approaches Florida

NHC warns of 'catastrophic' winds, flooding from Hurricane Ian

(Newser) - Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday and left 1 million people without electricity, then churned on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a catastrophic Category 4 storm. The National Hurricane Center said Cuba suffered "significant...

Hurricane Ian's Approach 'Near Worst-Case' for Tampa

'Just leave now,' Tampa mayor urges residents

(Newser) - The Tampa area is bracing for a direct hit as Hurricane Ian intensifies . The storm grew into a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall in Cuba on Tuesday morning, the AP reports. After lashing Cuba, the storm is expected to strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico before bearing down on...

Fiona Could Be Strongest Storm Ever to Hit Canada

'This storm is going to hit us, folks, and it's going to hit us in the face'

(Newser) - Canada's Atlantic provinces are bracing for Hurricane Fiona, which some forecasters say could be the strongest storm ever to hit the region. Chris Fogarty at the Canadian Hurricane Center says the storm could be the country's equivalent of 2012's Superstorm Sandy, CNN reports. "We are seeing...

Hurricane Fiona Gains Strength, Moves North
Fiona Is Now a
Category 4 Storm

Fiona Is Now a Category 4 Storm

Hurricane gains strength as it moves toward Bermuda

(Newser) - Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday as it headed north toward Bermuda, days after causing "catastrophic" damage in Puerto Rico. The first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has also caused devastating flooding and infrastructure damage in the Dominican Republic, CNN reports. At least...

5 Years After Maria, Puerto Rico Faces Another Power Crisis

It's not clear when electricity will be restored after Hurricane Fiona, though government says not long

(Newser) - The damage to Puerto Rico after it was slammed over the weekend by Hurricane Fiona is said to be "catastrophic," with landslides, severe flooding, and power getting knocked out for all of the island's residents. The storm is set to continue to dump rain on the US...

After 'Catastrophic' Damage in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona Isn't Done

'This is not over,' meteorologist warns

(Newser) - Hurricane Fiona bore down on the Dominican Republic on Monday after knocking out the power grid and unleashing floods and landslides in Puerto Rico, where the governor said the damage was “catastrophic." No deaths have been reported, but authorities in the US territory said it was too early...

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