Tag Archives: Hurricane Harvey

Florida could see catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Irma as it devastated Caribbean islands

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Several forecasts suggest that south Florida could directly embrace devastating to catastrophic impacts early next week from Irma as a Category 4 hurricane which is leaving behind heavily damaged islands in the Atlantic Ocean on its path. Areas with the hurricane warnings for Floridians could be uninhabitable for weeks or months,  according to the National Weather Service. Irma is likely ...

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Florida-bound ‘superstorm’ Hurricane Irma begins to destroy parts of Caribbean islands

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The possible Florida-bound ‘superstorm’ Hurricane Irma begins to destroy parts of Caribbean islands with damaging winds and major flooding as it made landfall on several islands on Wednesday. The Category 5 storm with the sustained winds of 185mph is the strongest storm in a decade that hit first Antigua and Barbuda before moving towards Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy. Though ...

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Houston Resident Comes Back To Flood-Hit Home, Finds 9-Foot Alligator Inside

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On Friday, Texas resident Brian Foster returned to his home in Harris County to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. As he walked around the house with a clean-up crew, a scary intruder greeted him in the dining room. A giant alligator sitting right under the dining table. The homeowner immediately called 911 who then informed the wildlife department. It took ...

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Two explosions reported at flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston

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Two ‘serious’ explosions have been reported at a flooded Crosby chemical plant in Houston. Chemicals have been released to the atmosphere, officials say. The Arkema plant exploded around 2 a.m was at risk of exploding. One deputy has been taken to the Hospital after inhaling fumes, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Workers and residents with 1.5-mile radius from ...

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Tropical Storm Lidia forms south of Baja California, Could Become Hurricane

Tropical Storm Lidia

The United States barely recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, the 1 in a 500-year storm. And on Wednesday came unwelcome news: Another possible threat was brewing. This time on the other side of the continent. National Weather Service issued advisories on newly formed Tropical Storm Lidia, upgraded from Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E. Lidia is the fourteenth named storm of the ...

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Texas flood damage costs from Harvey may match Hurricane Katrina in 2005

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The loss and damage bill from catastrophic Texas Hurricane Harvey is already charting comparisons to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the costliest natural disaster in US history, which caused $ 108bn including insured losses. An insurance research group said on Sunday it was too early to make precise estimates of the damages as there was a forecast of heavy rainfall to ...

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Hurricane Harvey will make a third landfall, Continues to Drop Historic Rain

Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas August 25 as the first category 4 storm to hit the US since 2004.  At least five dead and more than 1000 water rescues have been reported. Unprecedented and Catastrophic flooding continues to plague Houston and surrounding cities. And it’s not over yet. The National Hurricane Center called the flooding “unprecedented” and said the storm, ...

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Hurricane Harvey- a truly historic weather event

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Though the damage is unknown, Hurricane Harvey is considered as the biggest storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years that has made landfall Friday night near Rockport, Texas with life-threatening flooding and destructive winds which could leave areas uninhabitable for an extended period of time. Texas’ Rockport is a town of fewer than 10,000 people and about 30 ...

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