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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.
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.
Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.
A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.
Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year's first tropical storm, just as tourist season begins.