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: More hurricanes, fewer threats to U.S. in 2010

Today marks the official end of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season and it was one of the busiest on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In the Atlantic basin, 19 named storms formed – tied with 1887 and 1995 for the third-highest on record. Of those, 12 became hurricanes – tied with…more

UPDATE: Tropical depression veers away from Florida

The massive system blanketing South Florida was upgraded to Tropical Storm Nicole Wednesday morning, but that doesn’t mean the rain in the area is going to get heavier. Things could clear up quicker than expected as the broad but disorganized system’s center shifted Wednesday morning to the southeast, moving its track, and the worst winds…more

Hurricane Igor swells pose danger to East Coast

Boaters and swimmers along the East Coast of the United States should be wary of Hurricane Igor as swells from the powerful Category 4 storm will reach the coast later today and Friday and continue through the weekend. Igor, with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, is about 955 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, according to…more

Atlantic storms no immediate threat to U.S.

An active 2010 hurricane season continues, with powerful Hurricane Igor and Tropical Storm Julia swirling out in the Atlantic Ocean. Neither storm poses an immediate threat to the U.S. Igor is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. There are currently no watches or warnings…more

Hurricane Earl downgraded, headed to Northeast

Hurricane Earl was downgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, but as it makes his way up the East Coast, the storm is expected to hammer the Mid-Atlantic and New England coastlines this weekend with wind, rain and a strong storm surge and rip currents. Conditions were expected to…more

Hurricane Earl rumbles toward North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Hurricane Earl strengthened overnight and is expected to skirt the Outer Banks of North Carolina tonight, as evacuations continue and Labor Day plans are in jeopardy for vacationers up and down the East Coast. As of this morning, Earl was a powerful Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, according to the…more

Hurricane Earl could approach Carolinas Friday

Hurricane watches are in effect, and evacuations have begun, for areas of North Carolina, and interests northward to New England are urged to monitor the progress of Hurricane Earl. Earl is now a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It’s a large storm, with hurricane force…more

Hurricane Earl eyes the East Coast

As Tropical Storm Danielle dissipates in the North Atlantic, the East Coast of the U.S. is bracing for a brush with Hurricane Earl. Earl is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Turks and…more

Hurricane Danielle strengthens to Category 4

Hurricane Danielle, which poses no immediate threat to land, strengthened into a powerful Category 4 storm this morning, with maximum sustained winds of 135 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center reports. The latest warnings, however, say interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of the storm. The center of Danielle is expected to pass…more

Flood damage in Iowa prompts donation from Pier Genius

After floods broke through the Lake Delhi dam in Iowa, essentially draining the body of water, Pier Genius donated 6,000 bottles of drinking water to the community. In late July, the Lake Delhi dam in eastern Iowa failed because of rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River, creating a 30-foot-wide hole. This has caused significant damage,…more

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