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Florida begins to feel effects from powerful Hurricane Matthew

The eye of Hurricane Matthew inched closer to the eastern Florida coast Friday and pelted the Sunshine State with heavy rains and potentially catastrophic winds of 120 mph. The most powerful storm in more than a decade to threaten the U.S. has already forced two million people across the Southeast to flee inland and left

Hurricane Matthew strengthens, US warning area expanded

Forecasters say Hurricane Matthew has gained new muscle over the Bahamas and they are also expanding the hurricane warning area further up the Southeast Atlantic seacoast from Florida into Georgia. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Matthew’s top sustained winds have risen from 115 mph (185 kph) to 125 mph (205 mph) in

Haiti braces for impact as Hurricane Matthew barrels toward southwestern peninsula

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  The towns and villages of Haiti’s southwestern peninsula battened down as best they could early Tuesday for a nightlong lashing by life-threatening winds, rains and storm surge unleashed by powerful Hurricane Matthew. The dangerous Category 4 storm was also dropping heavy rains on other parts of Haiti, the hemisphere’s poorest country where

Hurricane Matthew’s threat to Haiti grows, some resist shelters

Hurricane Matthew edged closer to Haiti on Monday, bringing 130- mile-per-hour (215 kph) winds and torrential rain that could wreak havoc in the Caribbean nation, although some 2,000 people in one coastal town refused to evacuate. Matthew’s center is expected to near southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Matthew gains strength, becomes Category 4 storm

Hurricane Matthew briefly became a powerful Category 5 storm Friday night as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center, which downgraded Matthew to a Category 4 storm early Saturday, called it the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007.

Forecasters Hermine will regain hurricane strength once it hits East Coast

The first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade wiped away beachside buildings and toppled trees onto homes Friday before plowing inland on a path that could send it rolling up the densely populated East Coast with heavy rain, high winds and flooding. Hermine quickly weakened to a tropical storm and was spinning

Tropical depressions form in Atlantic, Gulf could drench North Carolina, Gulf Coast

A tropical depression churning 400 miles off the coast of North Carolina on Sunday had weather watchers eyeing a potential upgrade to a tropical storm that could impact the Outer Banks as early as Sunday night, while residents along the Gulf Coast are keeping their eyes on another potential system.  Tropical Depression Eight had maximum

Tropical Storm Colin gains speed, barrels toward Florida

Tropical Storm Colin barreled toward Florida’s Gulf coast on Monday, as forecasters and elected officials warned residents to prepare for severe weather and possible flooding. A large portion of Florida’s western and Panhandle coast was already under a tropical storm warning when the National Hurricane Center announced that a quickly moving depression had become a