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Tropical cyclone Gita Batters the South Pacific

Tropical cyclone Gita Batters the South Pacific

For nearly a week, Tropical Cyclone Gita has been battering and threatening small South Pacific islands. And the storm is not done.

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Tropical Cyclone Berguitta approaches the islands of Mauritius and Réunion

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta approaches the islands of Mauritius and Réunion

After several days marching across the Indian Ocean, Tropical Cyclone Berguitta approached the islands of Mauritius and Réunion, to the east of Madagascar.

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The breach at Fire Island National Seashore, Video

The breach at Fire Island National Seashore, Video

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy opened up a new inlet on Fire Island National Seashore. A video, showing how this storm-formed inlet has transformed water quality in the estuary.

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Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan, causing flooding and landslides

Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan, causing flooding and landslides

Typhoon Lan, so enormous that its cloud field has been said to be larger than Japan, brought high winds and heavy rain as it made landfall around 3 a.m. local time on the Pacific coast of central Japan, the Kyodo News service reported.

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Typhoon Lan

Typhoon Lan

With Lan churning over warm water, and with upper level winds staying relatively calm, forecasters believe the storm could undergo rapid intensification and reach category 4 strength on October 20 or 21. The storm is expected to pass east of Okinawa on October 22 and make a possible landfall near Tokyo on October 22 or 23.

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Three people die as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland and Britain

Three people die as Storm Ophelia batters Ireland and Britain

The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, described Ophelia’s impact as a “national emergency.” He said it was the worst storm in Ireland in 50 years.

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Hurricane Ophelia strengthens to major Category 3 storm, barreling toward Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia strengthens to major Category 3 storm, barreling toward Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late Saturday morning. Ophelia is now the farthest east an Atlantic major hurricane has existed on record.

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Hurricane Ophelia: what a tropical storm is doing in Europe?

Hurricane Ophelia: what a tropical storm is doing in Europe?

Category 2 hurricane Ophelia is on a path that could eventually take it over Ireland by early next week as an extratropical storm. Ophelia’s destination isn’t unprecedented, but the storm is still raising eyebrows…

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New Orleans, Gulf Coast brace for Tropical Storm Nate

New Orleans, Gulf Coast brace for Tropical Storm Nate

States from Louisiana to Florida braced Friday for Tropical Storm Nate, forecast to pound the Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane.

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