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Weather Hurricanes

  • Hurricane Maria slams Dominica as Cat 5 storm

    Hurricane Maria made landfall overnight as a Category 5 storm but has weakened slightly as it nears the Virgin Islands.

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm plowed through Dominica, an island nation...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 storm to hit the Caribbean this month, plowed into the small island nation of Dominica on Monday with roof-ripping fury on a collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later this week. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Less than 90 minutes later, the center of the storm, described by...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The center of the storm, described by the NHC as "potentially...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The center of the storm located about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica as of 5...

  • *Maria's approach threatens Caribbean terminals. Sept 18- Shippers are sending oil cargoes originally bound for Venezuela to other spots in Latin America and the Caribbean, in advance of coming hurricanes that threaten to further disrupt oil flows in the region, according to traders and Reuters data. Hurricane-related supply interruptions may limit...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S....

  • Here's why a lot of Florida homes survived Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma's steamroll over the Lower Keys left billions of dollars in damage, Miami Herald Reports.

  • Coastal Rhode Island, Cape Cod could have worst storm surge

    Steve MacLaughlin, WTVJ meteorologist, tracks the developments on Hurricanes Maria and Jose.

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A string of eastern Caribbean islands faced their second major storm of the month on Monday as Hurricane Maria barreled toward them with 120 mile-per-hour winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surges. Officials on islands from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm,...

  • Hurricane Maria could be a direct hit on Puerto Rico

    Steve MacLaughlin, WTVJ meteorologist, gives the latest on Hurricanes Jose and Maria making their way through the Atlantic.

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second major storm this month. It was located about 60 miles east of Martinique, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. ET. It was headed west-northwest at about 10 mph...

  • Sept 18- Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a major hurricane and is expected to intensify further as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. Maria, now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, was about 95 miles east-southeast of Dominica and was...

  • Sept 18- Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a major hurricane and is expected to intensify further as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. Maria, now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, was about 95 miles east-southeast of Dominica and was...

  • Sept 18- Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a major hurricane and is expected to intensify further as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. Maria, now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, was about 95 miles east-southeast of Dominica and was...

  • Sept 18- Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a major hurricane and is expected to intensify further as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. Maria, now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, was about 95 miles east-southeast of Dominica and was...

  • Maria, a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and was located about 85 miles east of Martinique, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. ET advisory. Hurricane warnings were in place for Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, St. Lucia and the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe...

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Hedge funds continue to wager on a shortage of refined fuels driving prices higher, even as U.S. refineries gradually restart operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane-related flooding caused extensive disruption to the major U.S. refining centre along the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of September. Hedge funds and other...

  • The Fed is about to take a historic step, but here's what the markets care about more

    The Fed meets in the week ahead, and it is expected to begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, but the announcement has been widely anticipated.