Weather & Natural Disasters Hurricanes

  • Hurricane Oscar on October 31, 2018.

    Hurricane Oscar is weakening but still producing high surf along Bermuda's beaches as it speeds north over the Atlantic Ocean.

  • ESCUINAPA, Mexico, Oct 24- Residents on Mexico's Pacific Coast on Wednesday began clearing up the wreckage left by Hurricane Willa, which ripped through towns overnight, tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. "I thought it was the end of the world," said Alma Rosa Ramirez, a 45- year-old resident of the town of Escuinapa, as she described...

  • ESCUINAPA, Mexico, Oct 24- Residents on Mexico's Pacific Coast on Wednesday began clearing up the wreckage left by Hurricane Willa, which ripped through towns overnight, tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. "I thought it was the end of the world," said Alma Rosa Ramirez, a 45- year-old resident of the town of Escuinapa, as she described...

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 24- Willa's fierce winds eased as the storm barreled inland over Mexico early on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rains after causing power outages and toppling trees on the coast, though no deaths have been reported, officials and forecasters said. Willa was one of the most powerful storms to hit Mexico from the Pacific in recent years, striking...

  • A satellite image of Hurricane Willa on Oct. 22nd, 2018. 

    Willa's fierce winds eased as the storm barreled inland over Mexico early on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rains after causing power outages and toppling trees on the coast, though no deaths have been reported, officials and forecasters said.

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico's Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening packing winds of 120 mph, buffeting buildings and dumping torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, bending power lines and sparking floods, the center of Willa struck the coast near the town of Isla...

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- The center of Hurricane Willa moved over Mexico's Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening with winds of more than 100 miles per hour, buffeting buildings and dumping rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Willa, a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, veered inland near the town of...

  • *Expected to hit Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday afternoon. MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools closed on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Willa threatened to pummel tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains. Residents had sealed windows and doors with wooden planks on hotels...

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools closed on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains. Residents had sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown boardwalk of...

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools closed on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains. Residents had sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown boardwalk of...

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings were boarded up and schools closed on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains. Residents on Monday night sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown...

  • *Expected to hit Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday afternoon. MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings boarded up and classes canceled on Mexico's Pacific coast as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains on Tuesday. Residents on Monday night sealed off windows and doors with large...

  • MAZATLAN, Mexico, Oct 23- Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings boarded up and classes canceled on Mexico's Pacific coast as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains on Tuesday. Residents on Monday night sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown boardwalk...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 22- Hurricane Willa, an extremely dangerous a Category 4 storm, weakened slightly as it veered toward popular tourist resorts on Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, prompting government warnings for people to evacuate high-risk areas and take cover. The storm was due to come ashore after lunch on Tuesday just south of Mazatlan, a popular beach...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 22- The potentially catastrophic Hurricane Willa, a rare category 5 storm, barreled toward tourist spots on Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, prompting authorities to warn residents in its path to exercise extreme caution. Willa had maximum sustained winds of near 160 miles per hour with higher gusts and was expected to hit the western coast of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 22- Hurricane Willa strengthened to a rare category 5 storm on Monday as it barreled toward tourist spots on Mexico's Pacific coast, with landfall expected on Tuesday afternoon or evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Willa is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the coast of Mexico," the NHC said.

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 22- Hurricane Willa, approaching rare category 5 strength, approached Mexico's southwestern coast, where it is expected to make landfall late Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. The storm is expected to douse coastal states Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa with six to 12 inches of rain, likely triggering flash floods and...

  • Oct 19- More than 116,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, power companies said. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per...

  • Oct 19- More than 118,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, power companies said. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per...

  • Oct 18- More than 137,000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Thursday, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, local power companies said. In total, more than 3.3 million customers lost power from Florida to New York after Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155...