“We got spared, but at the expense of our friends in the Bahamas,” Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz told members of a House subcommittee this month. “If you look at the picture of the Bahamas, there would have been areas of the state of Florida that would have looked the same, because our building code is not meant for 185 mph sustained winds or 220 mph gusts.”
Tropical Storm Sebastien is losing steam and stability as it continues moving east in the Atlantic on Friday morning, and is forecast to dissipate by early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update.
Dorian doglegged north along the state’s Atlantic coast and barely tousled Floridians, but the storm’s costs for electric utilities were still significant as the price of living in the nation’s most hurricane-prone state.
It’s been a year since Category 5 Hurricane Michael stormed the Florida Panhandle, and residents are still cleaning up the mess. Many are still waiting to close their insurance claims, leading them to wonder — what’s taking so long?
A dog found trapped in the rubble a month after Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas is finally healthy enough to go to his new forever family, and for three Palm Beach County girls the wait has been excruciating. The 8-year-old has been sleeping on the bed the family bought for the rescued dog -- named Miracle -- so it will know her scent. The family was among more than 10,000 people around the world offering to adopt the dog.
The tropical disturbance in the southeast Atlantic has ceased organization and development is now unlikely, while post-tropical Storm Rebekah continues to lose steam in the east, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update.
As Subtropical Storm Rebekah moves east toward Europe, a new system with chances of tropical development appeared Thursday morning and is moving west, the National Hurricane Center said in its 8 a.m. update.
Tropical Storm Olga lost steam in the Gulf of Mexico and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone early Saturday morning, while Tropical Storm Pablo churning in the northeast Atlantic is expected to meet a similar fate after it passes over the Azores, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update.
Severe weather that spawned a confirmed tornado caused a four-car wreck on Interstate 4 late Friday when a semi truck flipped on its side while the same system caused damage to the Lakeland area including ripping the roof off a middle school.
Tropical Storm Nestor is beginning to lose some of its tropical characteristics Saturday morning as it nears Florida’s coast, but is still packing 50 mph winds and pelting the state with rain,the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. update.
Dangerous storm surge and tropical storm force winds are expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast later Friday and Friday night after potential Tropical Cyclone 16 became better organized overnight, the National Hurricane Center said in its 8 a.m. update.