Storms and Hurricanes

Severe storms, particularly along the East and Gulf coasts and Florida, can disrupt and damage marinas, marine industry factories and other facilities. Trade Only follows threatening weather and the damage it causes.

NOAA tallies Irene’s statistics

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a by-the-numbers look at Hurricane Irene: * Irene was the first hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Ike struck Texas in September 2008. * Irene was the first storm to threaten the New York City area since Hurricane Gloria in September 1985. * On Aug. 27,…more

Cleanup begins in Irene’s wake

The Coast Guard today urged people to stay clear of beaches and stay off the water as millions of East Coast residents, from North Carolina to Maine, are recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene. All Coast Guard small-boat stations secured operations in anticipation of the hurricane and are still surveying their capabilities, according to a…more


Irene causes flooding in the Northeast

As the remnants of Irene move into Quebec and Newfoundland, Canada, widespread major flooding continues over sections of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and northern New England. As of 5 a.m., the storm, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, was centered about 100 miles northwest of Houlton, Maine, according to the National Hurricane Center.…more


East Coast prepares for Hurricane Irene

A slightly weakened Hurricane Irene is making its way toward the East Coast of the United States, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and promising a wet and windy weekend for residents along the Mid-Atlantic coast up into New England. Governors from at least seven states declared states of emergency in advance…more

Hurricane Irene heads to the Mid-Atlantic

A hurricane watch is in effect for north of Surf City, N.C., to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including the Pamlico, Albemarle and Curritck sounds, the National Hurricane Center announced this morning. A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of Edisto Beach, S.C., to Surf City, N.C. Hurricane Irene remained a powerful Category 3…more

Hurricane Irene on path for North Carolina

Hurricane Irene, now a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, is expected to miss Florida but come close to North Carolina this weekend. In North Carolina, where some forecasters predict that the hurricane could make U.S. landfall, tourists on Ocracoke Island, accessible only by boat, have been asked to…more


Hurricane Irene eyes U.S. later this week

Hurricane Irene, now packing maximum sustained winds near 100 miles per hour, could further strengthen and become a major hurricane late today or Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said. Irene is projected to skirt the east coast of Florida late Thursday and into Friday, possibly as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, and head up…more

Hurricane Irene on track for South Florida

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is forecast to begin affecting South Florida late Thursday night into Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of early this morning, Hurricane Irene was about 90 miles west-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The center of Irene will…more

Marina gains grant for Hurricane Ike damage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently awarded more than $7.5 million to Texas for repair and replacement work at Port Arthur’s Pleasure Island Marina in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The storm surge from Ike damaged the marina, and the money will help restore docks at the marina to their pre-storm condition, function and capacity;…more

Tropical storm could brush South Florida

The National Hurricane Center is telling residents and businesses in South Florida to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Emily as it heads toward the United States. The storm is expected to skirt Florida’s east coast, starting early Saturday. Emily, with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles an hour, was about 105 miles south-southeast of…more

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