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Hurricane Michael strengthens, Florida panhandle braces

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:00 AM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Michael is now packing winds of 120 miles per hour as it aims for the Florida panhandle, the finger-shaped strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico

GAS UP. Drivers line up for gasoline as Hurricane Michael bears down on the northern Gulf coast of Florida on October 8, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for parts of Bay County, which includes the popular Panama City beach resort, and areas in nearby Gulf and Franklin counties

Satellite image of Hurricane Michael as of October 9, 2018. Image from NOAA

U.S. Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected

Oct 08, 2017 - 9:21 AM

(4th UPDATE) Hurricane Nate weakens rapidly overnight after making landfall twice as a Category One storm

BILOXI,MS-OCTOBER 7, 2017: The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi October 7, 2017. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

TS Madeline targets Hawaii as Hurricane Lester tears across Pacific

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Hurricane Lester is likely to weaken in the next days but Tropical Storm Madeline is expected to strengthen into a hurricane

This August 27, 2016 NASA satellite image shows Tropical Storm Madeline (14E) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Storm Madeline picked up speed as it headed towards Hawaii on August 28. Tropical Storm Madeline is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane by August 29, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. / AFP PHOTO / NASA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Mammoth 'Snowzilla' blizzard blankets eastern US

Jan 23, 2016 - 8:17 AM

UPDATED The snowstorm is expected to last until early Sunday

SNOWSTORM. Pedestrians walk during snowfall, on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, January 22, 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Fears of more deaths, devastation in flood-hit Missouri

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:46 AM

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urges residents to follow orders amid the historic flooding

Death toll rises as tornados, storms strike southern US

Dec 27, 2015 - 3:15 PM

UPDATED The tornados – residents say at least 4 of them – ripped off power cables and knocked over pylons

March 2015 hottest month worldwide since 1880

Apr 17, 2015 - 11:43 PM

During March the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1 53 Fahrenheit 0 85 Celsius above the 20th century average

Snowfall, blizzards forecast for US northeast

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:44 AM

With parts of the region already hit by a strong winter system over the weekend residents brace for what the National Weather Service called possible heavy snow and strong wind even blizzard conditions

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Weakened Hurricane Arthur heads up US East Coast

Jul 05, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Officials from the National Hurricane Center in Miami say the storm was likely to weaken further as it chugged northward on its mission to ruin Independence Day celebrations in the New England region of the US northeast

ARTHUR. A handout satellite image released by the US National Oceanic and Atmispheric Administration (NOAA) on July 4, 2014 shows hurricane Arthur, closing on the coast of North Carolina, USA. NOAA/EPA

Blizzard Hercules brings chaos to northern US

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:10 AM

The snowstorm caused one casualty closed major roads and canceled thousands of flights

WRATH OF HERCULES. People walk in Maverick Square as a snowstorm begins January 2, 2014 in East Boston, Massachusetts. Darren McCollester/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

Statue of Liberty reopens July 4

Jul 05, 2013 - 8:38 AM

Some tourists rose at dawn to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty one of America s most recognizable symbols

SYMBOL OF FREEDOM. Lady Liberty is 126 years old