Eta regains hurricane strength as Florida prepares for hit #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The storm’s maximum sustained wind speed increased to about 120kmph (75mph) off Florida’s southwest coast. Eta regained hurricane strength on Wednesday morning as Florida braced for a second hit from the storm. The storm’s maximum sustained wind speed increased to almost 120kmph (75mph) off Florida’s southwest coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami […]

Tropical Storm Eta expected to become hurricane #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Forecasters expect Eta to become a hurricane on Monday and hit the coast of Nicaragua on Tuesday. Rain-heavy Tropical Storm Eta strengthened on Sunday as it headed for a drenching collision with Central America. The system ties the record for the most named storms in an Atlantic hurricane season. Eta had maximum sustained winds of […]

Hurricane Laura: Thousands lack power, water as clean-up begins

The clean-up has begun from Hurricane Laura as officials along the Louisiana coast warn returning residents they will face weeks without power or water. The death toll from the category-four hurricane has reached 14, including 10 in Louisiana and four in Texas. Half of the deaths were attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe […]

Several killed as Hurricane Laura slams southwestern Louisiana

Hurricane Laura ripped through southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, destroying buildings in the city of Lake Charles and killing at least four people after making landfall in the early morning as one of the most powerful storms to hit the state. The hurricane’s first reported US fatality was a 14-year-old girl in Leesville, Louisiana, who died […]

Hurricane slams into Louisiana with ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge

Hurricane Laura made landfall on Thursday in the US state of Louisiana as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm. The hurricane is likely to cause catastrophic damage with an “unsurvivable storm surge” to the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Louisiana border.  The National Hurricane Center said the storm made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana. It had maximum […]

Hurricane Laura strengthens as it approaches Texas, Louisiana

Hurricane Laura is likely to cause catastrophic damage and “unsurvivable storm surge” to the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Louisiana border after strengthening on Wednesday to a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, ranked on the Saffir-Simpson scale for measuring hurricane intensity, was about 320km (200 miles) south-southeast of Port Arthur, Texas, […]