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Monday, September 20th, 2010

Hurricane Igor moves away from Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A weakening Hurricane Igor is expected to continue moving away from Bermuda on Monday and should begin affecting New Foundland by Tuesday, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC). It said that Igor, which now has maximum winds of 75 miles per hour, was located 135 miles north of Bermuda. [...]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Igor strengthens to category four

Forecasters at the United States-based National Hurricane Centre have warned that Hurricane Igor could further strengthen as it moves westward. Igor grew from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Saturday night and swelled from category 2 to category 4 in three hours yesterday. The Hurricane Centre says Igor is forecast to further strengthen during [...]

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Tropical storm warning issued for Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – A tropical storm warning was issued for Bermuda on Thursday as Tropical Storm Fiona took aim at the island.  Fiona, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kilometres per hour), is expected to pass around 20 miles to the northwest of the island early on Saturday, bringing squally [...]

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Flash Flood watch extended in Jamaica

The Meteorological (MET) Service in Jamaica has extended the flash flood watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes until 5.00pm this afternoon. A flash flood watch means that flash flooding is possible in certain areas and residents are advised to take precautionary measures. The Met Office advises that residents listen to the [...]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Alex pounds Texas

At least one thousand people in southern Texas have been evacuated to shelters as Hurricane Alex batters the US state. Officials say the city of Brownsville has been taking the brunt of Alex’s outer bands after as many as six tornadoes were reported in the area. Sergeant Jimmy Manrrique, the spokesman for the Brownsville Police [...]

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Hurricane Alex approaches US

United States President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for the state of Texas, as Hurricane Alex is expected to make landfall later today. Alex strengthened yesterday to become the first Hurricane of the Atlantic season. A press release from the White House says federal aid would be made available to supplement state [...]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Tropical storm Alex makes landfall

US based forecasters say Alex is again a tropical storm as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico and may become a hurricane as it swirls toward Mexico’s east coast. Forecasters say the storm still is not on track to hit the oil spill on the northeastern end of the Gulf. Up to last night [...]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Alex moves into the Southwestern Gulf Of Mexico

The centre of Tropical Depression Alex was located near Latitude 19.2 North, Longitude 90.9 West or about 90 kilometres south southwest of Campeche, Mexico yesterday at 4:00p.m. Alex is moving toward the west northwest near 15 kilometres per hour and this general motion toward the northwest is expected for the next couple of days at [...]

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Flash flood warning extends for Jamaica

The National Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood warning in place for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5 p.m. today. A flash flood warning means that flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents [...]

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has continued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes until 5.00 p.m. today. A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick [...]