August 29, 1990 |
Hurricane Gustav marched northward into the open Atlantic with its 105-m.p.h. winds after curving away from the northeastern Caribbean Islands, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Tropical Storm Hortense trailed about 1,100 miles to the east, a danger only to shipping. All hurricane and tropical storm warnings for the Caribbean islands were dropped. But forecasters said the northeastern islands would still feel rough seas and swells.
September 2, 1989 |
Hurricane Gabrielle, which built quickly from a tropical storm, churned Friday across the Atlantic toward the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center reported. The storm is the fourth to reach hurricane status in the Atlantic season, which began June 1. It formed Thursday in the eastern Atlantic.
September 15, 1988
Following are reports of damage caused by Hurricane Gilbert in the Caribbean since Saturday: Jamaica--Extensive property damage throughout the island, estimated at $8 billion by Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Roofs ripped from hundreds of homes and buildings. Airports closed. Many roads flooded and blocked. Nineteen people killed. Tens of thousands--perhaps up to 500,000--left homeless. Dominican Republic--Flooding, possible crop damage.
November 21, 1999 |
Relief workers fanned out across the eastern Caribbean to assess damage from Lenny, a hurricane that killed at least 12 people. Lenny, downgraded to a tropical storm as it drifted east toward the open Atlantic, rampaged across a region encompassing at least 16 islands. Coast Guard crews recovered the body of Carl Wake, 43, of Bradenton, Fla., about four miles west of the island of Saba. The search for his companion, Steve Righby, 54, of New York City, was continuing.
September 8, 1997 |
Hurricane Erika churned the Atlantic seas with 110 mph winds Sunday while some islanders ignored warnings of choppy waters and strong undercurrents to frolic and surf in San Juan. Erika whipped up high waves and swells, battering the northeastern shore of Puerto Rico. The National Weather Service warned that an increase in swells could force the evacuation of several coastal areas in and around San Juan, the capital. Nevertheless, authorities canceled a hurricane watch at 5 p.m.
September 19, 1988 |
Workers searched Sunday for the bodies of up to 200 people on four buses swept away when a hurricane-induced flash flood poured over a river bank. Sixty people were confirmed dead. The buses were caught in the path of the Santa Catarina River when torrents of water spawned by Hurricane Gilbert ripped a 40-mile-long path of destruction Saturday through northern Mexico's most populated region. There was confusion over the number of surviving bus passengers, with figures ranging from two to 13.
September 18, 1989 |
A colossal hurricane packing 140-m.p.h. winds pounded the U.S. Virgin Islands late Sunday night, taking dead aim at Puerto Rico after devastating the tiny Caribbean island of Guadeloupe earlier. Hugo, the eighth-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, spun with storm-force winds that extended up to 100 miles from its eye. Its path was relentlessly west by northwest and it was expected to hit Puerto Rico early today. Hurricane forecasters spoke bluntly and with alarm.
November 19, 1999 |
Hurricane Lenny stalled off St. Martin after battering the Dutch, French and British islands of the northeastern Caribbean and leaving a trail of debris and confusion in its wake. The late-season storm swept the islands with 120-mph winds, raging seas and torrential rains. At least four people from Colombia to St. Martin died in the onslaught. The storm was expected to start a slow move to the northeast, hammering the Dutch island of Saba, French St.
September 8, 1991 |
A small but intense Hurricane Claudette curved toward Bermuda on Saturday, its winds roaring at 120 m.p.h., and a hurricane watch was posted for the island. "It's a dangerous storm, it's a powerful hurricane, but it covers a relatively small area," said meteorologist Mark Zimmer at the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 m.p.h. extended about 85 miles from the storm's center. "We're looking for a pretty quick turn to the right, to the north.
October 3, 2000 |
Hurricane Keith toppled homes, ripped the roofs off hotels and caused flooding throughout Belize as it swirled just off the country's Caribbean coast with 75-mph winds. Flooding associated with Keith caused three deaths elsewhere in Central America and at least one in Mexico. The worst property damage came in Belize, where streets were flooded with more than a dozen inches of rain since Sunday. Monday evening, Keith's winds dropped to 69 mph, and it was downgraded to a tropical storm.