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 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

Alex downgraded to a tropical storm

Hurricane Alex was downgraded to a tropical storm after it came ashore over northeastern Mexico. The storm shut down about a quarter of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Alex was packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour about 55 miles west of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said…more

Tropical Storm Alex expected to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Alex could send oil skimmers back to port and make containment booms useless, even from some 500 miles away, according to authorities overseeing the Gulf oil spill cleanup. But the rough weather also might give nature a hand in breaking down crude from the massive oil spill. Forecasters expect Alex to grow to…more

Tropical storm expected to miss Gulf oil spill

Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, is moving across the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico today on a track that would keep it away from the Gulf oil spill. The storm, with maximum sustained winds near 50 miles per hour, was becoming better organized as it…more

Forecaster updates his hurricane outlook

AccuWeather.com is now predicting 18 to 21 named storms for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, some of which will impact the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There have been no named storms so far this season, which began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. AccuWeather.com chief hurricane meteorologist Joe Bastardi increased his…more

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