Eta forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, a rare occurrence in November

Do you believe in Global warming? Eta rapidly intensified early Monday to become the 12th hurricane this season and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane before making landfall on Tuesday. As of 10 a.m. Eastern, Eta was a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, just 1 mph shy of Category 3 status, and was 115 miles east of the … Continue reading Eta forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, a rare occurrence in November

Hurricane Zeta, gaining strength and speed, may hit near New Orleans as Category 2

Hurricane Zeta gained strength and speed overnight, with forecasters saying early Wednesday that the storm is expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana in the afternoon as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. New Orleans, just inland from the forecast landfall site, is currently in the center of the hurricane’s forecast cone and is expected to experience wind gusts of … Continue reading Hurricane Zeta, gaining strength and speed, may hit near New Orleans as Category 2

Storm surges forecast as Tropical Storm Beta heads to Texas, Louisiana

Parts of the Texas coast could see storm surges of up to 4 feet along with strong winds, heavy rainfall and life-threatening surf and rip-current conditions. Tropical Storm Beta is expected to churn through the Gulf of Mexico, before threatening the Texas coast and parts of Louisiana on Monday. Beta began a westward turn toward the U.S. on Saturday morning, with maximum sustained winds of … Continue reading Storm surges forecast as Tropical Storm Beta heads to Texas, Louisiana

Hurricane Laura leaves at least six dead and a trail of destruction

The most intense hurricane to hit Louisiana in more than a century has left at least six people dead, hundreds of thousands of people without power and an untold number of homes and buildings in ruins. Laura, which was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds, was expected to weaken to a tropical depression … Continue reading Hurricane Laura leaves at least six dead and a trail of destruction

Hurricane Laura makes landfall as Category 4 early Thursday: Live updates and path tracker

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. That made Laura the most intense hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana in 164 years, since what was called the Last Island Storm in 1856. It is also tied for the strongest hurricane on record to ever hit the state. Laura made … Continue reading Hurricane Laura makes landfall as Category 4 early Thursday: Live updates and path tracker

Laura strengthens to hurricane as it barrels toward U.S. Gulf Coast; thousands ordered to evacuate

Laura strengthened to a hurricane Tuesday morning, reaching maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with even stronger gusts as it barreled toward the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana. Hundreds of thousands of people in the two states were ordered to evacuate, with the hurricane expected to intensify and reach category 3 strength Wednesday. Laura is forecast to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday near … Continue reading Laura strengthens to hurricane as it barrels toward U.S. Gulf Coast; thousands ordered to evacuate