State of emergency declared in Florida, North Carolina as Hurricane Isaias approaches

Florida and North Carolina declared states of emergency on Friday as Hurricane Isaias churned toward the U.S. East Coast, prompting authorities to close COVID-19 testing sites and people to stock up on essentials with heavy rains feared within hours. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour, was lashing the… Read More State of emergency declared in Florida, North Carolina as Hurricane Isaias approaches

Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas, heads towards Florida

Hurricane Dorian, the second-strongest Atlantic storm on record, pounded the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday night and was forecast to move dangerously close to Florida in the next two days, U.S. forecasters said. Hazards for the Abaco Islands included storm surges 18 to 23 feet (5.5 to 7 metres) above… Read More Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas, heads towards Florida

Hurricane Dorian forecasted to strengthen to Category 4 as it heads towards Florida

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to strengthen and become a highly dangerous Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, threatening the Atlantic coast of central and south Florida where authorities canceled some commercial flights on Thursday and planned precautions at rocket launch sites along the Space Coast. Spurred on by warm late-summer waters, Dorian is predicted to pack… Read More Hurricane Dorian forecasted to strengthen to Category 4 as it heads towards Florida