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Michael Upgraded To Hurricane, Tampa Bay Under Tropical Storm Watch

Michael, the 13th named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, was upgraded to a hurricane on Monday by the National Hurricane Center. The NHC has Tampa Bay currently under a Tropical Storm Watch, meaning to expect possible tropical storm conditions within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Michael Gathering Strength In The Gulf, Headed For Panhandle

A tropical storm off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has rapidly strengthened and could become a dangerous hurricane before an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said Monday.
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Hurricane Florence A ‘Monster’ As It Nears Carolina Coast

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days.

SFWMD Assures 8.1 Million Floridians They’re Ready For Hurricane Season

As the 2018 hurricane season officially begins, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) officials say the region's 8.1 million residents are safe from Everglades flooding.

Most Florida Nursing Homes Are Without Backup Power

A government agency reports that most Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities do not have backup power despite new requirements enacted after a dozen people died in a sweltering center following Hurricane Irma.

Most Floridians Ready As Hurricane Season Begins

With major storms hitting the Sunshine State the last two years, a new report shows that more Floridians are prepared for the 2018 hurricane season which started on Friday.

Hurricane Season Begins With Tax Holiday As Florida Prepares

June 1 marks the beginning of Atlantic Hurricane Season, and in the wake of damage done in recent years by hurricanes like Irma and Maria, Florida is offering a tax holiday until June 7 for disaster preparedness and safety, waiving all sales tax on important hurricane safety goods while Florida prepares for what could be a busy season.

FEMA Says Puerto Rico Focused On Disaster Response Capability

Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the Caribbean island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season.

Soggy Alberto Churns Inland, Spreading Rain Wildly

The soggy remnants of Alberto are spreading rain deeper into the nation's midsection after downing trees, after triggering power outages and scattered flooding around the South.

Alberto Downgraded to Depression, Dumps Heavy Rains on South

Forecasters warn Alberto, a still-menacing depression after its Memorial Day landfall on the Gulf Coast, is scattering heavy rains around the South amid heightened risks of flash flooding.