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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Six Flags, 50 years later

    Six Flags, 50 years later
    Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior. I remember feeling afraid, but I...
  • Tropical depression or storm likely to form today; no threat to Florida

    Tropical depression or storm likely to form today; no threat to Florida
    The tropical wave in the Yucatan Channel near Mexico is on the verge of strengthening into a tropical depression or storm. As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center gave it a near 100 percent chance of developing, as satellite imagery...
  • Tropical Storm Don forms in Gulf, aims toward Texas

    Tropical Storm Don forms in Gulf, aims toward Texas
    Now we have Tropical Storm Don. The fourth named storm of an already fast-paced 2011 storm season formed over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon and appeared to be taking aim at Texas. At 8 a.m. Thursday the system was about 545 miles...
  • Breezy and hot today

    Breezy and hot today
    As is normal for this time of year, it's expected to be sweltering hot on Thursday with heat index readings as high as 106 degrees, the National Weather Service in Miami said. The forecast otherwise calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 90s and...
  • Tropical Storm Eugene heading to hurricane strength

    Tropical Storm Eugene has a 90 percent chance of strengthening into a hurricane in the next 48 hours, according to NOAA's 8 p.m. advisory. The area of low pressure about 415 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico is producing a large but disorganized area of...
  • Hurricane supplies: A dumpster in a bag for storm debris, and pick-up service

    Hurricane supplies: A dumpster in a bag for storm debris, and pick-up service
    The very least a home or condominium owner can expect after a hurricane or major storm is to deal with debris, possibly branches, leaves and garbage.  A relatively new product dubbed the “dumpster in a bag” could help, especially considering...
  • Sprinter Tyler Badie returns to his native New Orleans to compete in AAU Junior Olympics

    When Tyler Badie thinks about New Orleans, he doesn't remember much. He was only 6 years old when his family left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "I remember playing with my friends," Badie, now 11, said. "I remember the good food. And the...
  • Atlantic disturbance's chance of developing lowered to 80 percent

    Atlantic disturbance's chance of developing lowered to 80 percent
    A "vigorous" tropical disturbance in the Atlantic continues to organize, and there is a high chance that it will grow into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Emily on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said. However, a hurricane hunter aircraft...
  • Tropical Storm Emily no longer forecast to be a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Emily no longer forecast to be a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Emily is no longer projected to be a hurricane when it approaches South Florida, either late on Friday or early on Saturday. Rather, it would remain a strong storm with sustained winds of 60 mph. Further, under the latest forecast, its...
  • Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again

    Tropical Storm Emily strengthens and starts moving again
    After coming to a standstill on Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Emily has resumed its march westward through the Caribbean. It also has strengthened slightly. At 2 p.m., the system was about 215 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, moving west at 12...
  • Album review: John Hiatt, 'Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns'

    Album review: John Hiatt, 'Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns'
    3 stars (out of 4) The Indiana-born singer-songwriter has been releasing albums since the mid-‘70s, and has become even more prolific in the last decade. “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns” is his seventh studio release since 2000, and...