August 23, 2011 |
If you're traveling between the East Coast and the Caribbean anytime soon (and you might wish you weren't), Mashable has put together a cool blog post on 12 websites good for tracking Hurricane Irene . The hurricane, making its way through the Caribbean, is expected to slam the East Coast this weekend, but authorities aren't sure exactly where it will land, according to this Reuters story . Travelers should keep an eye on at least...
October 19, 1999 |
Storm-weary North Carolina residents nervously watched rivers rising toward flood stage on Monday in the wake of Hurricane Irene, the third hurricane to target the state since August. Irene, which left 15 people dead as it ripped through Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, dumped nearly a foot of rain on parts of the state still struggling to recover from devastating floods caused by Hurricane Floyd last month.
October 16, 1999 |
Hurricane Irene unloaded up to 18 inches of rain on Florida, flooding the streets of Miami, stalling cars and knocking out power to 1.4 million people Friday. Five pedestrians were electrocuted by downed power lines. With winds of 75 mph, Irene was a relatively weak hurricane, but its heavy rain and sluggish pace made it a menace. And forecasters warned it was on a path that could bring more misery to flood-ravaged North Carolina.
October 16, 1999 |
For the second year in a row, a game involving the Miami Hurricanes was postponed because of a hurricane. Today's game between No. 24 Miami and Temple was postponed until Dec. 4 because Hurricane Irene prevented the Owls from arriving for the game. "This is a tremendous disappointment for us not to be able to have a home game this weekend," Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee said. "But our first concern is for the safety of our players, fans and opponent."
October 15, 1999 |
After thrashing its way across Cuba, Hurricane Irene began its drive toward the Florida Keys and South Florida. The storm threatened coastal and inland flooding over at least the lower third of the Florida peninsula--most of which was under a hurricane warning. Concern over Irene's 75 mph winds and torrential rain drove tourists from Key West and snarled traffic in South Florida. Forecasters said areas as far north as Tampa Bay could be flooded. At 11 p.m.
October 22, 1988 |
Hurricane Joan, with winds swirling up to 125 m.p.h., flattened houses and toppled trees on the Colombian resort island of San Andres on Friday and triggered flooding in Panama, killing at least two people, as it bore down on the east coast of Central America. Ham radio operators on San Andres, the Colombian island 185 miles off Nicaragua, reported that dozens of people were injured by the storm, according to Bogota-based Radio Caracol. But there were no reports of any deaths at the resort.