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7.3-magnitude earthquake hits off El Salvador; 1 dead

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck about 105 miles southeast of  San Salvador, El Salvador, killing at least one person in San Miguel, according to Bloomberg. No major damage was reported initially, Usulutan Mayor Francisco Meardi told state-run media.  A tsunami warning was issued for El Salvador's coastline and remains in effect through ...

Forecasters: Disturbance in Atlantic may become tropical depression

7:45 p.m. update: A tropical disturbance in the Atlantic has become more organized and may form into a tropical depression within the next day, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday night. The system of clouds and thunderstorms has a 50 percent chance of forming in the next 48 hours. It ...

Super Typhoon Vongfong now the strongest storm of 2014

Super Typhoon Vongfong — currently over the western Pacific Ocean — is now the strongest storm of 2014. Vongfong has produced sustained wind speeds of up to 180 mph, meaning it has "surpassed [wind speeds] required to reach Category 5 equivalent status." >> Read more trending stories   What's worse, this is the second typhoon to ...

Boy Scouts to clean up West Palm Beach’s 1928 hurricane mass grave

Members of Boy Scout troop 9794 will do a quarterly cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday of the monument at 25th Street and Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach that holds the mass grave of nearly 700 victims of the 1928 hurricane. Troop members will rake leaves, pick up ...

Director of the National Hurricane Center, Max Mayfield, flies over Wabasso to get a first-hand look at the damage caused by hurricanes Jeanne and Frances. ALLEN EYESTONE/THE PALM BEACH POST

Helicopter ride gave bird’s-eye view of Hurricane Jeanne’s wrath in 2004

Readers: By now you’ve read all about the historic and calamitous “mean season” of 2004, in which Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, spared for a quarter century, got two hurricanes in just a few weeks. At the September anniversary of Frances, we provided some anecdotes. This week we ...

Hugo remembered 25 years after hitting land

Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo became one of the worst storms to ever hit the Carolinas. Hugo churned inland after it made landfall in Charleston, South Carolina. The storm was a Category 1 hurricane when it hit Charlotte, blowing out windows, dumping inches of rain and topping thousands of trees. ...

Social media updates: Hugo remembered 25 years later

Hurricane Hugo devastated the Carolinas 25 years ago. On the 25th anniversary of the storm, we remember the damage the storm caused. The storm tore a path of destruction from the sea islands on the coast all the way into central North Carolina. Hugo was still a Category 1 hurricane, ...

Heavy rain brings flooding across Central Florida

Heavy rains started just in time for the afternoon drive in many central Florida areas on Tuesday and flooding forced some residents from their homes. Storms passed over the same area, one after another, according to Severe Weather Center 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger. More than 5 inches of rainfall totals ...

Flooding leaves big mess for Volusia residents

Heavy rain pummeled central Florida Tuesday and into Wednesday. Flooding in Volusia County forced some residents from their homes. More than five inches of rainfall totals was reported near Edgewater in Volusia County and Lake Jesup Woods in Seminole County, with over four inches in Longwood. "More rain will develop ...

Leaders evaluate preparedness 25 years after Hugo

Sept. 21 marks 25 years since Hurricane Hugo made landfall before hitting Charlotte as a Category 1 storm. No other storm that powerful has moved through since. In that time, the Charlotte area has grown significantly. In Union County alone, the population has nearly tripled to 200,000. Meteorologist John Ahrens ...

Leslie Douglas (right), a survivor of the 1928 hurricane, with his son Brian, who still resides in Palm Beach County. Leslie Douglas turned 96 in February. (Photo courtesy Douglas family)

After 86 years, survivor recalls the great 1928 hurricane

Every year around this time, we remind our readers, many of them relative newcomers, that the second greatest single event in U.S. history in terms of lives lost took place on Sept. 16, 1928, right here in Palm Beach County. That day, a massive hurricane smashed the coastline from the ...

Hurricane Edouard impacts area beaches

The most powerful Atlantic Hurricane of the season is having an impact on Florida. The National Weather Service has issued a high rip current risk that will be in effect until Friday at 6 a.m. The yellow flags are out at the beaches, to urge swimmers to use caution in ...

Edouard intensifies to Catgory 3 hurricane; won’t affect land

Hurricane Edouard has intensified into a Category 3 hurricane — the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season, but it’s still expected to eventually fizzle out in the ocean without affecting land, according to the National Hurricane Center.The storm has maximum sustained winds of near 115 mph, and is sitting ...

Memorial for 1928 hurricane set for Tuesday

The 86th anniversary of the great 1928 hurricane will be marked on Tuesday, Sept. 16, with a 10 a.m. memorial service for the more than 2,500 people killed in the Sept. 16, 1928 catastrophe. It will be in the Louise Henderson Memorial Chapel at Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens in western ...

 Flooding remains possible with heavy showers expected | Video

There’s a 40 percent chance of heavy thunderstorms today and Sunday throughout Palm Beach County, according to the National Weather Service. The heavy rains are expeccted between 2 - 7 p.m. both days, said, Chris Matta, a National Weather Service meterologist Despite a sunnier day Friday, urban street flooding continues ...

UPDATE: More storms may reach South Florida coast overnight | Video

9 p.m. update: Patches of rain, some containing isolated thunderstorms, are approaching the South Florida coast late Thursday and could bring heavy rainfall to some areas of Palm Beach County overnight, the National Weather Service office in Miami said. The thunderstorms are expected to continue off and on until Friday ...

Showers, storms expected Friday

Downpours have arrived in Charlotte and will move to the east Thursday evening. The severe weather threat will stay low for Thursday night, but we could see some heavier rain and lightning with these storms.   Few showers are possible overnight. Rain for the most part will be light.   ...

Thunderstorms in Atlantic could bring heavy rains, wind for weekend

A line of thunderstorms in the Atlantic could bring heavy rains and gusty winds to South Florida for the weekend,  forecasters said Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a flare-up of storms associated with a weak surface trough. The system may move across South Florida on Friday and continue ...

Hurricane Dora, 1964

Hurricane "Dora" 50 Years Ago

It was 50 years ago Sept. 10th, 1964 that Cat. 2 hurricane "Dora" hammered Jacksonville, Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia coming ashore between Ponte Vedra & St. Augustine shortly after midnight.  While the coastal population was about half of what it is today, damage was considerable.   The long track deep ...

Remembering Hurricane Dora 50 years later

Fifty years ago Hurricane Dora made landfall on the East Coast and for survivors it's a day they'll never forget. "We lived in a four story building and I watched it sway," said one survivor. After chugging through the Atlantic, Dora made landfall just north of St. Augustine on September ...

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