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2010-04-08 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) 2010 Hurricane Season Begins The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that...

2009-07-09 22:34:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Dennis, a Category 3 storm that slammed into the panhandle of Florida with sustained winds of 120 m.p.h. While Dennis inflicted over $2.2 billion in damage in 2005 and was the first storm to make landfall in what was an historically active and destructive hurricane season, it was not the most damaging hurricane to make landfall in July. On July 5, 1916 the "Middle Gulf Coast" hurricane made landfall...

2008-08-18 15:00:07

A hurricane warning was posted for Florida's southwestern coast Monday as Tropical Storm Fay left Cuba soaked and headed north. At 2 p.m., forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Fay was about 20 miles southeast of Key West, moving north-northwest at 14 mph. The system's winds extended outward 115 miles, forecasters said. Sustained winds were 60 mph, and further strengthening above the 74 mph hurricane threshold was forecast by Tuesday, the center said. The hurricane...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Wendy Victora, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Jul. 10--NAVARRE -- Three years ago today, residents along the Emerald Coast braced themselves against what would be the second powerful hurricane in less than 10 months and the third one in a decade. Hurricane Dennis made landfall at Tiger Point and streaked through western Santa Rosa County on the afternoon of July 10, 2005, as a Category 3 storm. It followed Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 and Hurricane Opal in...

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2006-12-12 08:49:56

Researchers employing some of the world's most sophisticated weather research equipment recently captured details on winds and other conditions in a rapidly intensifying hurricane. This data will help to advance the understanding of these complex storms. While meteorologists have made considerable strides in forecasting a hurricane's track, intensity predictions have remained a more elusive challenge. Part of the difficulty is that the many factors that control intensity, particularly the...

2006-08-29 09:00:46

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto began intensifying on Tuesday as it left Cuba and headed over open water toward south Florida where forecasters said there was a chance it could come ashore at hurricane strength. On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a state of emergency was in effect in Florida. Residents stocked up on supplies, tourists were ordered out of the Florida Keys and courts and schools were closed. At 8 a.m. 1200 GMT), Ernesto's maximum...

2006-08-29 05:15:40

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto began intensifying on Tuesday as it left Cuba and headed over open water toward south Florida where forecasters said there was a chance it could come ashore at hurricane strength. On the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast and swamped New Orleans, a state of emergency was in effect in Florida as Ernesto approached. Residents stocked up on supplies, tourists were ordered out of the Florida...

2006-08-29 02:27:23

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto was moving toward south Florida on Tuesday -- the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina -- after soaking Cuba with heavy rain. Florida residents lined up for supplies with the approach of Ernesto, which could strengthen over the warm waters of the Florida Straits. But the storm was expected to pack less than hurricane strength when it hit -- possibly in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area, home to about 5 million...

2006-08-28 23:08:04

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - A weakened Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched Cuba on Monday and headed for the Florida Straits, where it could regain some strength and hit south Florida a year after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans. Ernesto, which briefly became the Atlantic season's first hurricane on Sunday, killed two people in impoverished Haiti before striking Cuba, where it dropped up to 7 inches of rain and faded to a mass of showers and thunderstorms with 40-mph...

2006-08-29 00:08:07

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - A weakened Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched Cuba on Monday and headed for the Florida Straits, where it could regain some strength and hit south Florida a year after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans. Ernesto, which briefly became the Atlantic season's first hurricane on Sunday, killed two people in impoverished Haiti before striking Cuba, where it dropped up to 7 inches of rain and faded to a mass of showers and thunderstorms with 40-mph...


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