National Hurricane Center News

Tropical Storm Sally Drenches South With ‘Historic’ Flooding

Tropical Storm Sally unleashed “historic” flooding across Florida and Alabama, where it made landfall earlier Wednesday, and will likely cause as much as $8 billion in losses and damages even as its winds weaken. Rain is falling by the foot …

Hurricane Sally Reaches Gulf Coast With Flash-Flood Threat

Hurricane Sally made landfall in U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could inflict as much as $5 billion in damage and losses across Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle from “catastrophic” flooding in the region. Sally came on land near Gulf …

Hurricane Sally Weakens as it Nears Mississippi River

Hurricane Sally has weakened as it approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, with hurricane warnings being replaced by tropical storm alerts and a number of further storm warnings being discontinued. The storm’s maximum sustained winds slowed to 85 miles (140 kilometers) …

Paulette Makes Rare Landfall In Bermuda, Grows to Cat 2

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Paulette made a rare landfall in Bermuda Monday and strengthened into a Category 2 storm just hours after the wealthy British territory shuttered schools, government agencies and air and sea ports. The eye of …

Storm Threats Loom Across Atlantic From Gulf of Mexico to Africa

While a tropical storm approaches Bermuda, the threat of more powerful systems is expanding across the Atlantic, from the Gulf of Mexico to Africa. Tropical Storm Paulette probably will become a hurricane on Sept. 13 as it nears Bermuda, possibly …

Laura Strengthens to Category 4, Threatens Refineries

Five major oil refineries that produce 10 percent of the U.S. supply lie within a zone where catastrophic damage is expected from Hurricane Laura, according to a blog posted by Enki Research on Wednesday afternoon. The hurricane was forecast to …

Laura Is Poised to Become a ‘Catastrophic’ Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Laura is set to slam into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday as an extremely powerful Category 4 storm, unleashing deadly storm surges, flash floods and destructive winds that could inflict as much as $25 billion in damages. Laura …

Hurricane Laura Approaches Gulf Coast Forcing Tens of Thousands to Evacuate

Hurricane Laura was bearing down on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday, threatening fierce winds and storm surge from San Luis Pass, Texas to Ocean Springs, Mississippi and prompting thousands to evacuate before an expected Thursday landfall. The storm strengthened …

Hurricane Phoenix is Tampa Bay’s Worst-Case Scenario

TAMPA, Fla. — It is only a simulation. It’s also the worst-case scenario. One day, it could be reality. “Hurricane Phoenix” is the hypothetical disaster that would change life in the Tampa Bay area forever. Imagine a Category 5 storm …

Tropical Storm Josephine Sets Record for Fastest Atlantic Season

The Atlantic spun it 10th storm faster than any other hurricane season in records going back to 1851, and more are expected as August ends. Tropical Storm Josephine formed east of the Leewards, the arc of islands that separates the …