National Hurricane Center News

Miami Awash From Flooding Rain as Storm Threatens Records

Heavy rains are threatening to topple a century-old record in Miami even if the storm that brought them doesn’t have a name. The system, dubbed “a potential tropical cyclone” by the National Hurricane Center, swept in from the Gulf of …

At Least 11 Dead, 33 Missing After Agatha’s Hit on Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Agatha left at least 11 people dead and 33 missing in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca, where it set off flooding and landslides, Gov. Alejandro Murat said Wednesday. More than 40,000 people in the …

Here’s how the Government Wants to Disaster-Proof your Home

MIAMI (AP) — On this first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, federal officials are launching a new initiative to modernize building codes so that communities can be more resilient to hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and other extreme weather events that …

A Nasty I of the Storm: Ida is 12th I Hurricane Name Retired

There’s something about hurricanes starting with the letter I that is particularly nasty. Last year’s Ida now joins the list of storms so deadly their names don’t get used again. The World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday that it was retiring …

Heavy Downpours From Nicholas Batter Texas, Louisiana

Heavy rains lashed, on Tuesday as Hurricane Nicholas weakened into a tropical storm, bringing the threat of widespread floods and power outages as it swept down the U.S. Gulf Coast. It is the second major storm to threaten the region …

Dangerous Flooding Expected Along U.S. Gulf Coast as Nicholas Approaches

HOUSTON — The Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana was bracing on Monday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas, which was expected to batter the region with an intense storm surge and rains that could cause widespread and life-threatening …

Hurricane Olaf Brings Strong Winds, Rain to Mexico’s Baja California

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Olaf was blowing stronger winds and battering the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula with heavy rains as it made landfall on Thursday, officials said. Olaf hit land near San Jose del Cabo at 10:00 …

Climate Change Fueled Hurricane Ida With Warm, Deep Seawater

Hurricane Ida smashed into Louisiana with winds of about 150 miles an hour, driving a wall of water inland and leaving more than a million people in the dark. Yet only 36 hours before it reached land south of New …

Energy Companies Race to Complete Gulf of Mexico Evacuations

HOUSTON — U.S. oil and gas companies on Friday raced to complete evacuations from offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms as Tropical Storm Ida advanced toward oilfields that provide 17% of the nation’s oil production. The storm’s winds intensified early Friday …

Hurricane Grace Makes Landfall Near Mexico’s Tulum Temples

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Grace struck Mexico’s Caribbean coast just south of the ancient Mayan temples of Tulum early Thursday, pushing a dangerous storm surge. Heavy rain and strong winds threatened to destroy flimsier homes and keep …