Nearly 100 people were rescued off the coast of Belfast as at least eight boats capsized in Hurricane Bertha’s remnant winds.
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.
The Atlantic hurricane season continues its relatively mild trend into August, but meteorologists say the most active period typically does not begin until the middle of the month.
Hurricane Arthur, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, raked North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but thankfully proved to be a near miss along the Eastern Seaboard.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks will feel the greatest effects of Hurricane Arthur between 4 p.m. today and 4 a.m. Friday, but the storm’s projected path was adjusted slightly more offshore overnight.
Tropical Storm Arthur was forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning as it passes North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but some local marinas are less concerned about the storm than its impact on Fourth of July boating activities.
The first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to form later today off Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a “near-normal” or “below-normal” 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.
Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, New Jersey, at $1.5 million, has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations.
Researchers say a juvenile shortfin mako shark that was tagged more than eight months ago off Ocean City, Md., is tracking a highly unusual path directly south in the mid-Atlantic — a fast track to a mystery destination.
Working together, YachtAid Global and Remote Medical International said they provided more than $20,000 to a disaster relief organization that responded to the damage Typhoon Haiyan caused in the Philippines in November.