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.

Hurricane Katia remains far from East Coast

Hurricane Katia is now a major Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, but the storm is still far from land and no immediate threat to the United States. The major hazard from Katia is rip currents along the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.…more

Gulf Coast under tropical storm warning

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast as Tropical Depression 13 approaches the area. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, was centered about 210 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River this morning and about 250 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Texas, according…more

Hurricane Katia brews in the Atlantic

The second hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season remains far from land this morning, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Hurricane Katia was about 1,065 miles east of the Leeward Islands as of 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. There are no coastal warnings or watches associated with the storm.…more

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

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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

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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

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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

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