Floridians, tourists and thousands of visitors for the Republican National Convention were warned Saturday to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida Keys.
Isaac strengthened as it swirled toward vulnerable Haiti on Friday evening, threatening to bring punishing rains to people still without homes after the 2010 earthquake, but unlikely to gain enough steam to strike as a hurricane.
Tropical Storm Isaac could force a shakeup of the security plans for the GOP convention in Tampa, because about half of the expected officers come from other parts of Florida and some could be forced to stay home for the storm, authorities said Thursday.
Practically parked off Florida’s Gulf Coast since the weekend, Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding.
Parts of three states were under a tropical storm warning Sunday as Debby churned off the Gulf Coast, leaving wary residents to closely watch a storm whose path has so far been difficult to forecast.
Summer officially arrives at 7:09 p.m. This marks the time that the sun is at its highest in the sky, giving us the most time of sunlight that we will get all year long. And it’s going to feel like summer out there.
A cluster of thunderstorms stalled off the U.S. coast on Saturday is expected to make for a sloppy, rainy Memorial Day on beaches and in tourist towns from Florida to South Carolina.
Alberto is holding on to tropical storm strength as it spins east off the coast of Florida.
A tropical storm system is headed toward Maryland in the next couple of days. Tropical Storm Alberto formed just off the coast of South Carolina Saturday afternoon and is whipping up winds of up to 60 mph.
The director of the University of Maryland’s Horn Point laboratory says heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee are causing low-oxygen areas in the Chesapeake Bay.
The financial losses caused by last week’s flooding extend to more than just property on land.
Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is cautioning visitors to be careful in state parks affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Lee.