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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Caribbean system becoming disorganized

    Caribbean system becoming disorganized
    That low pressure system in the Caribbean has become somewhat disorganized, and there's now a 30 per cent chance it will be a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 2 a.m. update. Early Tuesday the system...
  • Disturbance weak but might bring rain to Florida; Adrian forms in eastern Pacific

    Disturbance weak but might bring rain to Florida; Adrian forms in eastern Pacific
    For the past week, the disturbance in the Caribbean has been up and down, pulsating in strength and organization. Starting Tuesday and continuing early Wednesday, it was down and appearing less likely to grow into a bona fide tropical system. In its 2...
  • Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season

    Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season
    The state’s two largest private insurers – State Farm Florida and Universal Property & Casualty – are in poor financial shape, according to Weiss Ratings, a firm that evaluates the financial health of companies. The companies were among...
  • Mostly sunny, breezy and hot today

    Mostly sunny, breezy and hot today
    South Florida remains stuck in a nice weather pattern, meaning we're probably not going to see much rain over the next few days -- and we need rain. Wednesday's forecast: Mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s....
  • Deadly Caribbean disturbance now just a rainmaker

    Deadly Caribbean disturbance now just a rainmaker
    The Caribbean disturbance is on its last legs. In its tropical outlook issued at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center gave the expansive elongated area of low pressure a near zero chance of developing. Even so, the system is drifting...
  • Hurricane center: Tropics quiet

    Hurricane center: Tropics quiet
    For the first time since the hurricane season started -- eight days ago -- the tropics are quiet. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center discontinued monitoring the large disturbance in the Caribbean, and noted on its main blue map: "No...
  • Walk-off homer lifts Hurricanes to title

    Jimmy Meehan hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to give the Miami Hurricanes a 7-6 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the championship game of the Majors Division tournament at Huntington Valley Little League. Both...
  • Breezy and hot today; better chance of rain over weekend

    Breezy and hot today; better chance of rain over weekend
    We're now two weeks past the official start of rainy season, and the skies have yet to open up. The hot and mostly dry weather likely will continue on Friday. The forecast: Mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s....
  • 'When you find a pet, there's hope to go on'

    For Valerie Schomburg, animals are more than a job. She has worked with the Newport Beach Police Department's animal control unit for 10 years, but often uses vacation days to help animals who have been separated from their families because of natural...
  • Why are Florida insurance premiums rising despite six hurricane-free years?

    Why are Florida insurance premiums rising despite six hurricane-free years?
    This week marked the end of hurricane season and six years without a direct hurricane hit for Florida. But many home insurance premiums in the state are still rising. What gives? Insurers say they have to save up when hurricanes don’t hit so...
  • You may get some hurricane insurance discounts reinstated

    You may get some hurricane insurance discounts reinstated
    Some homeowners who spent thousands of dollars on improvements to protect their homes against hurricanes and qualify for insurance discounts – only to have them revoked – may score discounts once again. That's because the Office of Insurance...