Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

An unofficial barometric pressure of 931.6 mb was recorded at Hart Island, which would make Fiona the lowest pressure land-falling storm on record in Canada, according to the Canadian Hurricane Center. Wind observations on Beaver Island in eastern Nova Scotia were recorded at 94 mph (152 km/h). Parts of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: As storm passes near Bermuda, Canadians on the Atlantic coast are on guard

Officials in Canada’s Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are urging those in the storm’s path to be on high alert and prepare for the impact of the hurricane, which has already claimed the lives of at least five people and shut off power for millions this week as it battered multiple Caribbean islands. “The … Read more

The next named storm could be a monster hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico

An area of ​​disorganized activity over the southeastern Caribbean Sea will likely become the next tropical storm — named Hermine — in the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center. This small cluster of storms has meteorologists’ attention because both American and European forecasting models have consistently shown them developing into a tropical … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: More than 1 million were left without running water after storm ripped through the Dominican Republic. It’s only expected to get stronger

CNN — Hurricane Fiona is continuing its ruinous path Tuesday after devastating Puerto Rico with flooding rain then ripping through the Dominican Republic, where more than a million people were left without running water and dozens of homes were destroyed. Nearly 800 people were brought to safety by emergency workers in the Dominican Republic, according … Read more

Tropical Storm Fiona: Puerto Rico braces for flooding and mudslides as strengthening storm approaches

But the storm’s impacts have already been felt: At least one death has already been reported in Basse-Terre in the French territory of Guadeloupe, according to the vice president of the territory’s environmental agency, who said the capital had been devastated by flooding. And in Puerto Rico, nearly 260,000 customers were without power as of … Read more

Hurricane warning issued for Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Fiona

A hurricane warning was issued Saturday for Puerto Rico, reflecting forecasters’ belief that it will strengthen a hurricane — with sustained winds of at least 74 mph — by the time it’s near or over the island Sunday night. Hurricane watches, meanwhile, are in effect for the US Virgin Islands as well as parts of … Read more

Alaska’s western coast is expecting high winds and flooding in powerful storm this weekend

CNN — The remnants of Typhoon Merbok are putting residents of western Alaska on high alert as a coastal storm is expected to bring flooding and strong winds this weekend. Wind tastes as high as 65 mph are expected for Kotzebue Sound and Chukchi Coast, according to the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. Winds are … Read more

Tropical Storm Fiona forms in the Atlantic. Here’s where it’s headed

CNN — Tropical Storm Fiona has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the sixth named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, packing winds of 50 mph with even higher gusts, was about 495 miles east of the Leeward Islands late Thursday morning. The tropical storm conditions (winds 39 … Read more

President Joe Biden says tentative railway labor agreement reached

Tank cars filled with oil are seen in storage at the BNSF Railway Company’s Watson Yard in Wilmington, California, US on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden announced a tentative agreement was reached to give rail workers better pay, improved working conditions, and “peace of mind around … Read more

Tropical Storm Kay could bring a year’s worth of rain in drought-stricken southern California

CNN — In parts of southern California that have been severely drought-stricken for months, residents are bracing for a storm that could drop a year’s worth of rain – and cause dangerous flash floods. The extreme weather is forecast as Tropical Storm Kay moves northward after making landfall in Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane … Read more