Latest Galveston hurricane Stories
By JAMES C MCKINLEY JR. By James C. McKinley Jr. and Clifford Krauss The New York Times HOUSTON Hurricane Ike barreled across a wide swath of Texas on Saturday, deluging the city of Galveston with a wall of water, flooding coastal towns and leaving extensive damage across metropolitan Houston.
By Juan A. Lozano and Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday with driving rain, crashing waves and fierce gusts, threatening to rattle the skyscrapers of America's fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S.
Hurricane Ike lost some punch as it crossed Cuba but forecasters Monday said the Gulf of Mexico's environment could lead to the storm's strengthening.
Tropical storm warnings were posted Friday along the eastern seaboard from Georgia to New Jersey as Tropical Storm Hanna churned north in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm warning also was in effect for the northwestern area of the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
Near-hurricane strength Tropical Storm Gustav washed and blew onto eastern Jamaica Thursday afternoon, U.S. forecasters in Miami said.
Gustav, a tropical storm forecast to regain hurricane status, saturated Haiti and battered its coast Wednesday, U.S. forecasters in Miami said.
Tropical Storm Fay was drenching western Cuba early Monday and headed for South Florida, where evacuations and school closures were announced. The storm brought flooding to Haiti and the Domincan Republic on the weekend, and at least six people died.
By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto bore down on southeastern Cuba on Monday after drenching Haiti with punishing rains, while forecasters issued a hurricane watch for the southern peninsula of Florida. The U.S.
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