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Texas Prepares to Evacuate Ahead of Lethal Hurricane Ike

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…

More Major Storms Forecast for Intense Atlantic Hurricane Season

More Major Storms Forecast for Intense Atlantic Hurricane Season

CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – Government weather forecasters said today that they expect two more named storms and hurricanes to form in the Atlantic Basin this year than they predicted in May, and warned of an increased likelihood that 2008 will be an above-normal hurricane season. In its August update to the…

Hurricane Dolly Rips into South Texas

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

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…