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2009-04-03 09:00:00

In 2008, residents of Hispaniola experienced one of their worst hurricane seasons in recent memory. Hispaniola, the Caribbean island containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is located directly within the hurricane belt, and was pummeled by five tropical cyclones last year: Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, and low over the Dominican Republic on Sept. 24 what would become Kyle after moving north. More than 800 people were reported dead or missing from these storms. Haiti occupies the western third...

2009-02-02 10:54:46

Volunteer weather watchers in Florida who are part of a nationwide observation network did a great job monitoring Tropical Storm Fay, experts say. Melissa Griffin, the co-state coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network in Florida, said her branch was able to collect vital information regarding the 2008 storm that was then passed along to the National Weather Service, USA Today said Monday. By having a dense network of dedicated observers, Florida CoCoRaHS was...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

The Associated Press RALEIGH Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hanna appear to have helped some central and southern North Carolina counties struggling with water shortages and drought, according to a federal drought map released Thursday. But state officials cautioned that it's too early to determine whether Saturday's rain will have a lasting effect on parched regions that have seen water levels inch upward recently . More than 20 central and southern counties that had been in...

2008-09-04 18:00:14

By DREW DIXON Beaches officials are applying to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of repairs and cleanup after Tropical Storm Fay. Although the Beaches would have to be declared part of a disaster area to receive substantial help, officials agreed the coastal cities were "very lucky" in having minimal damage. Neptune Beach City Councilman Eric Pardee, who is also a mechanical inspection supervisor for Jacksonville, was assigned...

2008-09-02 18:00:13

By WENDI ZONGKER The water just kept rising. Tropical Storm Fay dumped almost 20 inches of rain in Hilliard. And the swollen St. Marys River crested in Macclenny Monday at just over 21 feet, according to Nassau County Emergency Management. The waters began receding Wednesday with the National Weather Service reporting flood levels at just under 19 feet Thursday. Flood stage is 12 feet. In Boulogne, it rained for 18 hours at the St. Marys River Fish Camp, owner Steve Beck said. Power was...

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2008-08-29 21:00:00

The flooding that followed Tropical Storm Fay in Florida has driven animals from their homes, forcing humans to cope with alligators, snakes and fire ants. Jerry Flynn, who traps nuisance alligators, said he is getting twice the normal number of calls. "With waters coming up, it gives (the animals) more room to get in trouble," Flynn told the Orlando Sentinel, pointing to a truckload of dead alligators. "And we're the trouble stoppers." Henry Cabbage, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and...

2008-08-29 15:00:30

Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Fay delivered relief to North Carolina but not enough to end the state's drought, scientists said. Jerard Bales, director of the U.S. Geological Survey North Carolina Water Science Center, said the record-breaking drought is far from over. "Despite the currently high stream flows, effects of the drought likely will linger, as ground-water levels have not returned to normal," Bales said Friday in a statement. "Moreover, the intensity of the storms resulted in...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

The creek that runs across the eighth hole at Countryside Golf Club in Roanoke was dry Monday evening. The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay might have provided some water to it temporarily, but recent rain will not end the drought that lingers over Southwest Virginia. So Rocky Mount officials this week imposed mandatory conservation. The town's water source, the Blackwater River, hit a historic low Monday. It's not alone. Both the Roanoke and New rivers are flowing far below historic levels...

2008-08-27 21:00:17

At least 22 people died in severe flooding and landslides triggered when Hurricane Gustav hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic, officials said Wednesday. The tropical storm that became a Category 1 hurricane in less than 14 hours in the Caribbean Monday hit Haiti's southern coast Tuesday morning, bringing torrential rains. Haitian radio and CNN reported the swaths of water cut one village in two, as U.S. forecasters in Miami warned of 12 inches of rain with double that possible in isolated...


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