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Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Completely Without Power

Puerto Rico is completely without power after Hurricane Maria made landfall early Wednesday as a dangerous Category 4 storm, the first to strike the island since 1932. Early Thursday, Maria was a Category 3 hurricane nearing the Dominican Republic. In Puerto Rico, the hurricane ripped trees from the ground and caused widespread flooding, and more…

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico as a CAT4

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning as a strong Category 4 storm in southeast Puerto Rico, near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, just 2 mph short of Category 5 status. It was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in…

At Least 20 Dead, 13,000 Rescued In Texas As Harvey Lands In Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday morning, this time near Cameron, Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said, bringing more rainfall to Louisiana after causing unprecedented flooding in Texas. Two new deaths were confirmed in Houston on Wednesday morning, raising the official storm death toll to 20, Texas officials said. In Houston, the main shelter…

Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Harvey Now Category 4 Hurricane

UPDATE: Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Harvey Now Major Category 4 Hurricane A South Texas children’s hospital has begun airlifting its sickest infants out of the path of Hurricane Harvey and several counties have ordered mandatory evacuations amid fears the “life-threatening” storm due to hit Friday as a Category 3 will wreak devastation. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE…

Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens As It Approaches Texas

BREAKING: UPDATE… Harvey is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM Tropical Depression Harvey in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico strengthened into a tropical storm on Wednesday, with top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Now-Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to continue growing more powerful as…

Tropical Storm Emily Forms In The Gulf Of Mexico Off Coast Of Florida

Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday morning just west of Tampa, and is expected to move inland across the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Emily’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 45 mph as of 8 a.m. ET. Little change in strength is forecast until landfall occurs later Monday. Tropical-storm force winds extend up to…

Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Fell To 4.4%

In April, the U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 4.4%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since May 2007. Wages, which are closely tracked by the Federal Reserve, rose 0.3% month-on-month, as expected. The the annual increase in wages, however, disappointed with wages up just…

‘Never Trump’ GOPers Wants Committee To Investigate Russia And Trump

Democrats in Congress have long argued that the ongoing intelligence committee investigations into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin are unlikely to get to the bottom of the issue. Now a group of “Never Trump” Republicans are planning to pressure GOP leaders to establish a bipartisan select…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

Spicer: Trump To Donate Salary At End Of Year

President Donald Trump will allegedly donate his presidential salary to an undetermined charity at the end of the year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a Monday press briefing. In November, Trump promised to forgo the $400,000 salary, telling 60 Minutes that “I’m not going to the take the salary.” However, federal…

National Weather Service Warns Of Powerful Northeast Snowstorm

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and New York starting Monday evening, as a powerful late-winter nor’easter approached, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of snow in some areas, with parts of Massachusetts possibly getting up to two feet of snow on Tuesday. Much of…

Report: 18 Dead in Southern Storms, Tornadoes [VIDEO]

At least 18 people have been killed in the last two days in sweeping storms that have hit Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Tornadoes hit Georgia early Sunday morning, killing at least 15 people and injuring two dozen. Others died in Mississippi from tornadoes. More tornado watches have been issued for Monday in the Southeast…

Widespread Ice Storm Coats Midwest This Weekend

A major ice storm plus freezing rain will make for dangerous conditions across the Midwest this weekend, stretching as far as Texas and Washington, D.C. One motorist has already been killed by the storm, which is expected to lay down a glaze of ice up to an inch thick that will make travel difficult and…

Hurricane Matthew’s 100mph Winds Lash the Florida Coast

Hurricane Matthew dropped to Category 3 strength overnight, but still managed to bring sustained winds of about 120 miles per hour to Florida’s central Atlantic coast. Some 600,000 residents were reported without power early Friday morning, Gov. Rick Scott announced at a press conference. The deadly storm’s eyewall had approached within five miles of the…

Gov. Rick Scott: 1.5 Million In Florida Under Orders To Evacuate

Hurricane Matthew is approaching South Florida on Thursday morning. They warned that the strongest storm in the Caribbean in nearly a decade may cause “immense human suffering” and “loss of life” if precautions are not taken. National Weather Service officials said the storm, which is expected to return to Category 4 strength, was moving west…

Hurricane Matthew May Hit Florida As Category 4 [VIDEO]

Officials were bracing for Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida, as the storm was expected to regain Category 4 strength before making landfall. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Matthew was located about 65 miles northwest of Cuba and was making its way north. The storm has killed nine people so far and left a damaged Haiti, still…

Hurricane Matthew Strikes Haiti, Heading To Florida [VIDEO]

Hurricane Matthew touch ground in Haiti Tuesday morning and is on the road to Cuba and the US. On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of Haitians huddled in evacuation shelters as 145 mile per hour winds lashed the impoverished island nation, killing at least three people and prompting cruise ships to change course. The governors of…

Hurricane Matthew: ‘Deadly’ Floods Expected In Jamaica And Haiti

Hundreds of Guantanamo Bay employees were evacuated as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean on Sunday with 145 mile-per-hour winds. The fierce storm is expected to slam Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, with the first effects already felt Sunday night and meteorologists warning of rainfall totals of as much as 40 inches. The U.S. National…

At Least 8 Tornadoes Hit indiana, Ohio [VIDEO]

A tornado outbreak occurred in Indiana and Ohio Wednesday afternoon and evening. Authorities declared a state of emergency in Howard County, Indiana, after an EF3 tornado clobbered the town of Kokomo. Damage is still being assessed across the midwest on Thursday morning after a series of tornadoes tore paths across Indiana and Ohio. Miraculously, only…

California Wildfires Destroy Homes And Force Hundreds To Evacuate

Firefighters are battling a 3,000-acre wildfire in Northern California that destroyed at least 175 buildings and forced about 1,400 residents to flee their lake community, authorities said Monday. The fast-moving Clayton fire broke out late Saturday afternoon off Highway 29 and Clayton Creek Road, forcing the entire community of Lower Lake — located more than…

6 Dead in Louisiana Flooding, 10,000 in Shelters [VIDEO]

The federal government has declared a major disaster in southern Louisiana after massive flooding killed six people, destroyed homes, and left 10,000 in shelters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The four parishes hit the hardest in flooding that began Friday include Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston. Nearly 20,000 people have been pulled…

Five Ft. Hood Soldiers Dead After Truck Overturns in Floods [VIDEO]

Five soldiers died and four more remain missing after an Army truck overturned Thursday during major flooding in Fort Hood, Texas. An additional three troops were recovered and are in stable condition. The service members are part of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, and the 1st Cavalry Division.…

Violent F4 Tornado Strikes Oklahoma [VIDEO]

Garvin and Murray counties in central Oklahoma are under high alert Monday afternoon as a powerful F4 tornado touched down and began to wreak havoc throughout the rural area. Local news video of the twister showed the powerful storm ripping through power lines and rural homes after hitting the ground in Wynnewood. The tornado comes…

Canada’s Fort McMurray Wildfire Could Double in Size [VIDEO]

Authorities are concerned that the massive wildfire in Fort McMurray in western Canada could double in size by the end of Saturday. Over 88,000 people have already evacuated the area due to the blaze. Residents were ordered to evacuate on Tuesday once the fire reached city limits. Evacuees have been led in different directions by…

4 Killed in Severe Storms in Virginia [VIDEO]

Virginia State Police said four people, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed after violent storms and tornadoes tore through the state and along the East Coast on Wednesday. The boy and two men, ages 50 and 26, were killed when a reported tornado destroyed their mobile home while the body of a man who had…

Massive Winter Snow Storm Hits D.C. [VIDEO]

After just an inch of snow Wednesday night, Washington, D.C., traffic was plunged into traffic chaos by a small storm system. Wednesday’s untreated roads led to icy conditions, with more than 100 area accidents and drivers at a standstill for nine hours. Even President Obama’s motorcade slid on the roads, making his evening commute stretch…

43 Dead In Massive Storm-Tornadoes Weather [VIDEO]

A severe storm has claimed the lives of 24 people in Missouri. This hasty severe weather has originated deadly tornadoes in Texas, intense flooding in the Midwest and blizzard conditions in New Mexico. “The storm system will gradually pull away by Tuesday, but flooding and treacherous travel could (linger) into midweek,” the National Weather Service…

Hurricane Patricia Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded [VIDEO]

Hurricane Patricia has become the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the eastern Pacific with maximum sustained winds of 200 mph. The catastrophic Category 5 is on track to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco in the next 12 to 18 hours and cause widespread destruction.

12 Dead In Terrific SC Flooding; Obama Declares Disaster [VIDEO]

SC’s crucial rainstorm is over but the flood waters may continue to rise, officials said. Statewide the epic flooding led to the breaching of 18 dams and 12 lives were lost during the course of the storm. Officials urged residents to remain indoors if they were safe and warned that rivers may continue to rise…