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MEMA tells Mississippians: Prepare for hurricane

October 3, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi— The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is telling people in or near the three coastal counties to prepare for tropical weather by late Friday or early Saturday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane watch was put in effect Thursday from Grand […]

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Tropical Storm Karen forms in Caribbean, aims for the Gulf Coast

October 3, 2013

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Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center reported Thursday morning, becoming the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. As of 8 a.m. ET, the storm had winds of 60 mph. Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for the U.S. Gulf Coast from Florida to Louisiana.. The […]

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Warm waters could mean storm development as the Gulf Coast braces

August 15, 2013

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The area of tropical moisture being monitored in the western Caribbean could develop to bring flooding rain to the Southeast by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Erin has formed over the eastern Atlantic. Tropical development in the Caribbean and Gulf has been a concern since early this week, with numerous scenarios still […]

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Two storms could threaten Gulf — one as quickly as this weekend

August 14, 2013

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Two possible tropical storms are developing just in time for the traditional peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. One system is forming between Cuba and Central America and the National Hurricane Center estimates it has a 50 percent chance of forming into a tropical cyclone in the next 2 days, and a 60 percent chance […]

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Tropical Storm Chantal races toward Caribbean

July 8, 2013

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Tropical Storm Chantal barreled through the Atlantic Ocean early Monday, racing toward the Lesser Antilles, the National Weather Service said. The third named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is expected to cross into the Caribbean on Tuesday. Chantal, with top sustained winds of 40 mph, was about about 705 miles (1,130 kilometers) east-southeast of […]

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US vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?

May 29, 2013

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The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to make their predictions. Some of those models are more accurate than others. During Hurricane Sandy last October, the model from the European Center for Medium-range Weather […]

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New hurricane awareness alerts aimed at those who ignore evacuation notices

March 27, 2013

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Just as hurricanes approach the Gulf Coast every year, the nation’s hurricane emergency managers arrive at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans every year with the same question: “How do we get the public to understand why they need to follow evacuation orders issued by public officials?” The four-day conference full of workshops, speakers […]

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