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Record Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends, Time to Plan for 2009

Article: Record Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends, Time to Plan for 2009

MIAMI, Florida, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season officially closes on Sunday, with a warning from Florida Governor Charlie Crist and state emergency officials to begin planning year-round for emergencies and natural disasters, especially hurricanes. “We welcome the close of this busy season that has touched the lives of so many…

Texas Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Lethal Hurricane Ike

Article: Texas Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Lethal Hurricane Ike

AUSTIN, Texas, September 10, 2008 (ENS) – Early this morning, the center of Hurricane Ike was located about 125 miles north-northeast of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba. More than one million Cubans evacuated and the storm claimed four lives as 20 inches of rain and 100 mph winds swept across the…

Hurricane Ike Rampages Across Cuba, Threatens Gulf Coast

Article: Hurricane Ike Rampages Across Cuba, Threatens Gulf Coast

MIAMI, Florida, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Florida has received an emergency declaration to assist Monroe County which is currently evacuating residents from the Florida Keys in advance of Hurricane Ike, Governor Charlie Crist announced today. “Florida is facing a dangerous threat from Hurricane Ike,” said Governor Crist. “We remain grateful to…

Tropical Storm Hanna Aims at Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Ike Next

Article: Tropical Storm Hanna Aims at Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Ike Next

MIAMI, Florida, September 5, 2008 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Hanna is heading toward the coast of South and North Carolina “in a hurry” says the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts, forecasters say Hanna could reach the coast in less than 12 hours as…

Republican Convention Derailed by Hurricane, Targeted by Protesters

Article: Republican Convention Derailed by Hurricane, Targeted by Protesters

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota, September 2, 2008 (ENS) – The 2008 Republican National Convention opened Monday at Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center without speeches from President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent speakers who had been scheduled to appear but were busy with activities related to Hurricane Gustav. Weaker than forecast, the…

Gulf Coast Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

Article: Gulf Coast Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Gustav

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, August 28, 2008 (ENS) – Nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina forced the evacuation of thousands of people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, residents and emergency managers in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are preparing again to cope with another major storm heading across the Caribbean in…

Hurricane Dolly Rips into South Texas

Article: Hurricane Dolly Rips into South Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, July 23, 2008 (ENS) – Hurricane Dolly tore into South Texas early Wednesday afternoon with driving rain and sustained winds near 100 miles per hour, ripping roofs off houses and hotels and dropping power lines. The eye of Hurricane Dolly made landfall over southern Padre Island as a borderline category one to category…

More Atlantic Hurricanes Than Normal Predicted for 2008

Article: More Atlantic Hurricanes Than Normal Predicted for 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – This year, there is a 65 percent chance of an Atlantic hurricane season with more storms than normal, officials with the federal government’s Climate Prediction Center warned today. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, issued the prediction at a news conference called…