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  • You Knew It Was Coming; Hurricane Matthew Amnesty

    10/18/2016 11:55:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2016
    Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years. This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty for victims of Hurricane Matthew. The powerful storm slammed the southeastern United States a few weeks ago, killing dozens and causing severe flooding. News reports have confirmed deaths in North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. Entire communities from central Florida to Virginia suffered power outages, major flooding and a lot of homes...
  • For Disaster Recovery, the Best Knowledge Is Local Knowledge

    10/13/2016 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    As residents all along the Southeastern coast start to put their lives back together after a devastating visit by Hurricane Matthew, these communities will face unique challenges. Not surprisingly, the calls for billions of dollars in federal government aid are already coming out loud and clear. In states affected by storms, government is often thought of as the only answer to reconstruction. However, research on the aftermath of natural disasters reveals that more often than not, local residents are better-suited to efficiently address these challenges than government on the local, state and federal levels. Even if the federal government...
  • Governor: Matthew blamed for 10 deaths in NC, active rescues in Lumberton

    10/10/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 15 replies
    WTVD-11 News - ^ | October 10, 2016 | Assorted Reporters
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Governor Pat McCrory said Monday there have been 10 deaths in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew. Five people are still missing. Officials say most of the dead died when rushing flood waters swept their cars off roads. During a news conference, the governor also said a levee has breached near Lumberton and some 1,500 people are stranded. There are active rescues using helicopters and boats.

    10/10/2016 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are any number of people qualified to warn you about the dangers of hurricanes. A college dropout with two hundred dollar hair sitting in a studio in New York City is not one of them. But here's Shepard Smith embarrassing himself even by the already low standards of his miserable profession by squeezing one more ounce of drama from a natural disaster while treating people under threat from it with contempt. Shepard Smith went full Anchorman. That was a terrible idea. But then again Shepard Smith is a terrible idea. But at least his terrible on air persona has...
  • 'Hell is about to burst forth onto our earth': People panic after dozens of Waffle Houses shut [tr]

    10/08/2016 2:36:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7 October 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Hurricane Matthew has been called a 'once-in-a-lifetime' storm in which evacuation is a matter of 'life or death'. But it was only when Waffle House announced it was closing 25 locations that many Americans decided the storm must be really bad. The beloved 24-hour restaurant chain is famous for staying open during natural disasters, so much so that even a 'Waffle House Index' was created. FEMA unofficially uses the index, color-coded much like country's terrorism threat advisory scale, to gauge how severely a place was hit by a natural disaster.
  • Fox News: 20 Trapped Inside St Augustine Hotel, Mayor Says No One Will Save Them

    10/07/2016 1:30:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | Harris Faulkner
    Harris Faulkner just interviewed the mayor and had live tape of the water rising at the Casablanca Inn, all 20 folks stayed in defiance of the government order.The flooding will crest next hour supposedly
  • NASA Spaceport Weathers Hurricane Matthew as Satellite Reveals Double Eyewall

    10/07/2016 2:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | October 7, 2016 01:24pm ET | Mike Wall
    "At this time, there is observed to be limited roof damage to KSC facilities, water and electrical utilities services have been disrupted and there is scattered debris," NASA officials wrote. "Storm surge has been observed to be relatively minimal, limited to localized portions of the space center." [Hurricane Matthew: NASA Satellite Reveals Layers Of Storm In 3D (Video)] As of 9:45 a.m. EDT (1345 GMT) today, winds at KSC were declining but still had not dropped consistently below 58 mph (93 km/h) — meaning it was still too dangerous to send crews outside to perform a thorough damage assessment, the...
  • Hurricane Matthew Lashes Florida With 100 MPH Winds, 2 Dead as Over 1 Million Lose Power

    10/07/2016 12:52:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 7, 2016, 3:38 PM ET
    Hurricane Matthew battered the Florida coast today with powerful winds, potentially devastating storm surges and torrential rain, leaving over 1 million people without power as officials made last-minute appeals for any remaining holdouts to get out of harm's way. Matthew also claimed its first U.S. victims after officials in St. Lucie County, Florida, said two people died overnight when emergency officials could not get to them because of the storm's strong winds. One victim, a woman in her late 50s, died from cardiac arrest, according to St. Lucie fire department officials. Crews could not safely respond to her location and...
  • Fears for a huge flock of migrating birds which has been caught INSIDE the eye (Shortened)

    10/07/2016 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies ^ | October 7, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Fears are growing for a huge flock of birds which are believed to be trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Matthew. Pointing to a small green dot on a radar picture of the hurricane, Glenn Burns, a weather forecaster with Atlanta-based WSB-TV, said: 'We are actually seeing something very unusual.
  • Fox News anchor Shep Smith says of Hurricane Matthew: 'Your kids will die'

    10/07/2016 8:36:12 AM PDT · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 7, 2016 | Helena Horton
    Video Fox News anchor made startling predictions about the destruction Hurricane Matthew may cause as it continues along the east coast of America. Popular presenter Shep Smith used strong words to implore Florida residents to evacuate before disaster strikes. He said: "This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead — all of you — because you can't survive it.
  • Disney World closes down for only the FOURTH time in its 45-year history as Hurricane Matthew [tr]

    10/07/2016 9:27:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Walt Disney World has shuttered up for the fourth time in its history as Hurricane Matthew bears down on the Sunshine State. As the storm approached Florida on Thursday night, the park and several of its entities in Orlando also shut their doors. Since the park opened in 1971 it has only closed three other times - all for hurricanes.
  • 'Hurricane Matthew panic' sparks supermarket brawl as two women scrap over last case of water

    10/07/2016 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 86 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 7 OCT 2016 | GEMMA MULLIN
    Two women became embroiled in a brutal scrap over the last case of water in a supermarket ahead of Hurricane Matthew , its reported. The can be seen repeatedly battering and pulling each others hair in the middle of a Walmart store, apparently after one of them put the store's last water bottles in her trolley. The taller of the two women then grabs a trolley and starts ramming it into the other woman, forcing her into a display unit where she crashes into several boxes. She then turns and starts throwing the packages at the woman behind the trolley,...

    10/07/2016 5:45:06 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 41 replies
    And now, for some random silliness... *****Headline Fail *****SMOD 2016 WH PRESS SECRETARY ‏@weknowwhatsbestFEMA is flying Tim Kaine to Florida where Hurricane Matthew will make landfall to see if he can interrupt it.***************It's good to be prepared ***** Hold my beer.... ***** Anyone up for a swim? **********  
  • ‘And your kids die, too’: Fox News anchor to those in Hurricane Matthew’s path

    10/06/2016 6:07:55 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 41 replies
    Q 13 Fox News ^ | 10/6/2016 | Tribune Media Wire
    FLORIDA – Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has a clear message for Floridians thinking about ignoring Hurricane Matthew evacuations – death is imminent. “This moves 20 miles to the west, you and everyone you know are dead. All of you…and your kids die, too.”
  • Signers - A sign that we are really screwed up

    10/06/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 42 replies
    Oct 6, 2016 | ML/NJ
    So I'm watching the Weather Channel. (I'm allowed. My 93 year old Mom lives on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach.) And there's some government guy, in the Carolinas I think, talking about doom and destruction in a little window on the screen. In another window, three times the size, there's some fat oaf flailing away, almost assuredly at taxpayer expense, with his hands and arms. I assume he was "signing" the words of the government guy. So I looked. Our deaf or nearly deaf population is about a million. (And they must be illiterate or blind too, because it...
  • Clinton camp hopes Florida officials will extend voter registration amid Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 1:32:43 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is urging officials in Florida to extend the state’s voter registration deadline in response to Hurricane Matthew.“The one thing we are hoping and expecting is that officials in Florida will adapt deadlines to account for the storm,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday. “The voter registration deadline in Florida is Oct. 11 and our hope would be that a little bit more time would be given for people who were expecting to be able to get registered before the election.”“We certainly expect that the governor and local officials will make that possible,” he said.
  • Surfing in a Hurricane

    10/06/2016 12:26:29 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6 October 2016 | LonePalm
    A little entertainment while waiting for Hurricane Matthew. Click the picture and enjoy y'all.

    US National Weather Service Jacksonville The storm poses an imminent threat of tropical storm and/or hurricane conditions to SOME PORTION of the Warning area. Heed the advice of Local officials. Be careful about rumors, erroneous social media posts and unwarranted speculation. Major Hurricane Matthew Briefing Situation Overview ...THIS IS NOW A WORST CASE STORM SURGE SCENARIO... Catastrophic Damage is Anticipated for Coastal Areas. Major Hurricane Matthew is still expected to move DANGEROUSLY CLOSE the Florida First Coast and Southeast Georgia Coast Friday through Friday night into Saturday with catastrophic impacts expected along and near the coast. A major hurricane...
  • Hurricane Matthew picks up speed as millions in US are urged to evacuate

    10/06/2016 10:46:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    Matthew strengthened back into a Category 4 hurricane Thursday, the National Hurricane Center announced, as emergency officials urged some 2 million people from Florida to South Carolina to pack up and get out. "Do not go on the beach. This will kill you," Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned Thursday. "Unfortunately, this is going to kill people."
  • Hillary Buys Ads on Weather Channel for Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 5:14:39 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 93 replies
    the ^ | oct 5, 2016 | edited by LongTermGuy
    In really a shameful display of political greed, Hillary Clinton is taking the “never let a serious crisis go to waste” Democrat mantra to an entirely new level — even before it occurs — and it’s simply grotesque. As weather reports of deadly Hurricane Matthew approaching the Florida coast, Hillary Clinton and her campaign of leftist masterminds were busily thinking of ways she could benefit politically from the possible tragedy that may occur.
  • Hurricane Matthew Live Thread II

    10/06/2016 4:10:09 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,516 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | October 6 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, with iminent and sustained impacts to U.S. mainland. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all of Florida and disaster operations are activated. More than 1.5 million Floridians reside in current evacuation zones. Governor Scott has spoken with utilities across the state to ensure utilities are pre-positioned and there are no unmet needs. Multiple coastal hospitals have been evacuated. Meanwhile, feckless President Barack Hussein Obama is personally monitoring the progress of the storm. Cone of Death Historic Archive LoopMash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC...
  • Pipeline Outage Could Lead To Another Gasoline Price Spike

    10/05/2016 4:10:33 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies ^ | 10-05-2016 | Southeast seasoning
    Gasoline prices in the U.S. Southeast spiked in September after a major gasoline pipeline suffered a leak and was forced to temporarily shut down. The Southeast may see gasoline prices rise again because the problems with the pipeline are not over. The Colonial Pipeline is a 2.5 million barrel per day system that carries refined products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and heating oil. It consists of a massive 5,500 miles of pipeline, traveling from the Gulf Coast up to the mid-Atlantic. Fuels refined along the Gulf Coast can reach as far as New York Harbor.
  • Weather Channel Meteorologist Apologizes For Haitian Children 'Eat Trees' Comment

    10/05/2016 8:31:00 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    WLRN ^ | 10-5-16 | Nadege Green
    Weather Channel Meteorologist Jen Delgado is facing sharp criticism and some are asking for her to be fired after she blamed Haiti's deforestation in part to hungry children eating trees. In a weather report as Hurricane Matthew prepared to make landfall in Haiti, Delgado noted that Haiti suffers from a deforestation problem. "They take all the trees down, they burn the trees," and she continued with a curious claim, "Even the kids there, they're so hungry, they actually eat the trees."
  • Gov. Nikki Haley: Coastal evacuations, school closings start Wednesday

    10/04/2016 1:30:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 10-4-2016 | JAMIE SELF AND CASSIE COPE
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said coastal evacuations and school closings will start Wednesday. Haley urged residents evacuating coastal communities to make sure they had a full tank of gasoline. The goal is to make sure S.C. residents get 100 miles away from the coast, Haley said. All of the coastal schools will be closed including in the following counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Lexington, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg. Officials expect to evacuate 1.1 million residents from the coast. As a result, evacuations will...
  • NOAA Forecast Path Hurricane Matther 2 pm update

    10/04/2016 12:35:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NOAA ^ | October 4, 2016 | Staff
    Map at link
  • Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti, advisories issued for parts of Florida

    10/04/2016 9:48:20 AM PDT · by nickedknack · 16 replies ^ | 10/4/2016 | Fox News
    Hurricane Matthew-- a Category 4 storm-- made landfall in western Haiti on Tuesday morning as towns and villages in the country braced for life-threatening winds, rains and a storm surge. The dangerous storm was also dropping heavy rains on other parts of Haiti, the hemisphere's poorest country where many people live in flimsy shacks in areas prone to flooding.
  • (Vanity) Good night, and god bless (Parvalum Opus)

    10/03/2016 10:11:40 PM PDT · by Celerity · 13 replies
    Self | 10/4/16 | Celerity
    Hurricane Matthew is setting down in Jamaica, moving very slowly and leaving massive amounts of damage. People are accepting that tonight may be their last night on earth. I was shaken when I read / heard people saying this. My prayers go out to them all in the path of this hurricane. Before I go to bed I want everyone to know they are in my thoughts. O Lord, grant your protection And in protection, strength And in strength, resilience And in resilience, relationship with Christ And in a relationship with Christ to know His love. Amen. I hope if...
  • Gov. Rick Scott Issues State of Emergency For All Counties in Florida Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/03/2016 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 148 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 10/3/16
    As Hurricane Matthew churns across the Caribbean, Florida officials are preparing in the event the category 4 storm moves closer toward the Sunshine State. While visiting the City of Hialeah Emergency Operations Center Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida Scott signed the executive order to ensure counties have resources for evacuations and shelters. "If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992," said Scott. The governor also said the National Guard is standing by if needed. He added...
  • Hurricane MATTHEW [Chart Moving Westward]

    10/03/2016 2:09:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies ^ | 03 October 2016 5:PM EST | Staff
  • Hurricane Matthew Continues Moving North Towards Jamaica, Haiti

    10/02/2016 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 32 replies
    NBC ^ | 2SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    Hurricane Matthew remained a powerful Category 4 storm Sunday as it swirled across the Caribbean toward Haiti and Jamaica, where residents frantically stocked up on emergency supplies and authorities urged people to evacuate threatened areas. As of 2 p.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 340 miles south-southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Matthew resumed moving northwest at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds increasing to 145 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Two deaths were blamed on the storm as it barreled through the eastern Caribbean...
  • Navy base Guantánamo to evacuate families ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2016 | Rosenberg
    The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay on Saturday ordered the evacuation of families and other so-called “non-essential personnel” from the remote outpost in southeast Cuba ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “A mandatory evacuation has been called for all non-essential personnel,” said Guantánamo base spokeswoman Julie Ripley, in a statement issued just before 1 p.m. “The location will be announced once details are finalized. This includes dependents, school-aged children, special needs families, and their pets.”
  • Hurricane Matthew strengthens to Category 5, due to hit Jamaica Monday

    Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 5 storm late Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007. Matthew's center was projected to reach Jamaica on Monday. Evan Thompson, director of the National Meteorological Service, said the first effects of the storm may be felt as early as Saturday. "We do consider it serious," Thompson said. "We are all on high alert."
  • Gitmo Code Red: Hurricane Matthew to Smash into U.S. Naval Base on Cuba (Category 5)

    10/02/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | T2 Oct 2016Newport Beach, CA | y CHRISS W. STREE
    <p>The Category 5 Hurricane Matthew continues moving across the Caribbean, and is scheduled to smash into the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Tuesday evening.</p> <p>Hurricane Matthew reached Category 5 status in the early hours of Saturday morning, becoming the first to do so since Hurricane Felix in 2007. At its peak that day, Matthew’s 160 miles-per-hour winds were as powerful as Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which is rated as “the most destructive storm in the U.S. modern history.”</p>
  • Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 7:00:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 760 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 1 October 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    Hurricane Matthew is big, bad and just downright scary, and we await the long anticipated sharp turn northward. Jamaica is completing final storm preparations. All interests in the Eastern U.S. and Bahamas should be carefully watching the track of Mighty Matthew. Ripped straight from the NHC Discussion page: Matthew remains south of a low-to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic. The dynamical models forecast this ridge to weaken over the next 72 hours as a mid- to upper-level trough develops over the Gulf of Mexico. This evolution should cause Matthew to turn northwestward after 24 hours and northward by 48-72...
  • Hurricane MATTHEW Forecast Discussion (Category 5)

    09/30/2016 8:09:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 99 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | September 30, 2016
    An Air Force reconnaissance plane recently measured a peak SFMR wind of 143 kt and then 138 kt during this mission's eye penetrations. Furthermore, the satellite presentation has improved considerably with a distinct eye surrounded by a ring of very deep convection. The raw objective T-numbers from UW-CIMSS have been above 7.0 since 2100 UTC. On this basis, the initial intensity has been increased to 140 kt, making Matthew a Category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. This is the first Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Felix in 2007.
  • Hurricane Matthew grows to Category 4 storm

    09/30/2016 6:05:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. The center of the hurricane was projected to pass just to the east of Jamaica Monday, but the storm was large enough that it could affect the entire island, and the first effects of the storm may be felt starting Saturday, said Evan Thompson, director of the National Meteorological Service. Jamaica activated its National Emergency Operations Center and Prime Minister Andrew Holness called an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss...
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Flashback: Obama ripped Bush's 'unconscionable ineptitude' during Hurricane Katrina

    08/19/2016 8:24:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama, under fire for golfing on posh Martha's Vineyard during a week of anguished cries for help from flooded Louisiana, ripped former President Bush 11 years ago when the Republican was seen as slow to react to Hurricane Katrina's crash into New Orleans. Obama, who had just returned from New Orleans, preached on the Senate floor about Bush's poor reaction to similar cries for help during Katrina.
  • U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

    07/25/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 7/25/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005--129 months ago. The 2016 hurricane season--which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30--is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.
  • [Future Headline] Global Warming Causes November Hurricane Kate! Raise Carbon Taxes Now!

    11/09/2015 1:11:51 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 7 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | ublished Nov 9 2015 01:05 PM EST | NA
    Tropical Storm Kate has strengthened near the central Bahamas. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft investigating the system found that maximum sustained winds had increased to 45 mph as of late Monday morning. Kate has maintained this intensity as of early Monday afternoon. Kate is not a direct threat to the United States, but will continue to impact the Bahamas with gusty winds and locally heavy rain through early Tuesday morning. (MORE: Follow Tropical Storm Kate With Our Interactive Storm Tracker) Highlights: Tropical Storm Kate was centered 30 miles east-southeast of Eleuthera in the Bahamas as of early Monday afternoon....
  • Wreckage of Cargo Ship Believed to be El Faro Located in More Than 15,000 Feet of Water

    11/01/2015 7:30:54 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    A search team on board the USNS Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel that they believe to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin. The vessel was located at a depth of about 15,000 feet in the vicinity of the last known position.
  • Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage on Mexican coast "Nature was good to us"

    10/25/2015 2:27:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | October 25, 2015 | Christopher Sherman,
    ...."We were fortunate as to where it made landfall. It was not a densely populated area," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the U.S. National Hurricane Center. "You and I would be having a very different conversation if this went over the top of Puerto Vallarta." He said the lack of fatalities was probably the result of the storm's narrow footprint. Category 5 winds extended 15 miles out on either side of the eye, and hurricane-force winds extended for 35 miles from the center of the storm. On Saturday, Patricia's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 30 mph...
  • Monster Hurricane Patricia quickly losing strength

    10/24/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | By Manuel Roig-Franzia
    MEXICO CITY — Patricia, a storm that once carried the strongest hurricane winds ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, is weakening rapidly as it slogs inland after strafing a lightly populated stretch of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, where it toppled trees, bashed in roofs and swept away cars. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peńa Nieto, struck cautiously optimistic notes in an update from a federal emergency center but warned people to stay in shelters as the storm continued to drop heavy volumes of rain and threatened to cause floods and landslides. “With the information we have, and taking into account that the phenomenon...
  • Why U.S. really needs ambassador to Mexico (CNN Triple Barf Alert)

    10/24/2015 4:26:27 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Oct 15 | Juliette Kayyem
    Juliette Kayyem (CNN)The data on Hurricane Patricia doesn't need much expert analysis to understand why this is such a big deal. Already packing sustained winds of 200 mph, this is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. And it will be deadly. Indeed, the unfortunate reality is that the measure of success for areas on the western coast of Mexico -- which has instituted state of emergency orders -- will be the extent to which they can minimize fatalities. With so much going on, you can imagine the U.S. ambassador to our southern neighbor will be kept extremely...
  • Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane

    10/23/2015 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Patricia roared onshore in southwestern Mexico on Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds with what forecasters called a potential to cause "catastrophic" damage. The storm's center made landfall near Cuixmala, about 55 miles (85 kilometers) west-northwest of the port city of Manzanillo. Record wind speeds measured earlier in the day had fallen off somewhat to 165 mph (270 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said, but Patricia was still an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm.
  • Hurricane Olaf (Vanity)

    10/23/2015 5:33:23 PM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    I am having trouble with my satellite service. What are they saying about Hurricane Olaf? Last I heard it is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves east of Hawaii and heads east. I am north of San Francisco Bay and last I heard we were to have heavy weather from it by Tuesday. I know it is early but where do they think it will hit? Expected path after land fall? Thanks Updates would be appreciated
  • Mexico braces for strongest hurricane in Western hemisphere

    10/23/2015 9:09:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    AP ^ | October 23rd, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Locals and tourists were either hunkering down or trying to make last-minute escapes ahead of what forecasters called a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day. The storm was homing in on a Pacific coastline dotted with both sleepy fishing villages and gleaming resorts, including the popular beach city of Puerto Vallarta and the port of Manzanillo. After hitting land, Patricia's projected path would quickly take it over mountainous terrain that's prone to dangerous flash...
  • Patricia, Strongest Recorded Hurricane with 200-mph Winds, Menaces Mexico

    10/23/2015 8:07:47 AM PDT · by Cecily · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    With 200-mph sustained winds and even more powerful gusts, Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center as it bore down Friday on Mexico's Pacific coast. The Miami-based meteorological center, in its 8 a.m. advisory, warned of a "potentially catastrophic landfall in southwestern Mexico" later Friday. While its strength could fluctuate, "Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall." Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction to a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. Citing observations...