What Are The The Top 5 Deadliest Hurricanes On Record?

Hurricane Image By Sasa Kadrijevic, Shutterstock by Ava Meyer (Reuters) - Puerto Rico has raised the official death toll from Hurricane Maria to nearly 3,000 following a study ordered by the governor of the U.S. territory. The report found an estimated 2,975 deaths could be attributed directly or indirectly to Maria, the most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean island in … [Read more...]

High Water Halts Paducah Shipping

by Karl Plume (Reuters) - The lower Ohio River was closed to navigation on Tuesday at locks and dam 52 in Paducah, Kentucky, due to rising water on the key commodity shipping waterway, shipping industry sources said. It was at least the third closure of that stretch of the river in the past two months and it was not yet known how long the busiest section of the … [Read more...]

Typhoon Lan Heads Out To Sea, Three Dead In Japan

by Elaine Lies (Reuters) A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. Four people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights canceled, and train services disrupted in the wake of … [Read more...]

Tropical Storm Nate’s Winds Rapidly Weaken Over Alabama

By Rod Nickel (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi’s casinos and left gambling floors and highways in the region flooded after making its landfall in Mississippi. Its maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour) as it moved northeast … [Read more...]

Caribbean Islands Threatened By Hurricane Maria

Update: Hurricane Maria has been upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 m.p.h. as it sets its aim for Puerto Rico. For the latest forecasts and watches and warnings from NOAA, check out http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. (Reuters) Tropical Storm Maria is likely to reach hurricane strength on Sunday, prompting U.S. weather forecasters to issue … [Read more...]