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    The US Coast Guard is searching for 16 people missing off the coast of Florida from two different boats.The first search began after a man was rescued from the water by a good Samaritan Friday, two days after his boat capsized. The man was found about 23 miles off the coast of Fort Pierce, according to USCG Southeast.The Coast Guard responded and took the man, a Jamaican national, to a hospital.The man told the Coast Guard he and six others were in a boat that capsized Wednesday. The boat departed from Bimini, Bahamas.The second search involves a "6-foot makeshift vessel" that went missing off the coast of Key West, the Coast Guard said. The vessel departed Havana, Cuba, Friday with 10 people on board.A spokesperson for USCG told CNN it's unclear why the vessel went missing.The Coast Guard deployed search planes and multiple boats to search for survivors.The-CNN-Wire& 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.
    Associated Press FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard continued its search for six people Saturday, three days after their boat apparently capsized off Florida's Atlantic coast. The search began Friday morning when a boater rescued a Jamaican national who said six others were with him when their 18-foot vessel overturned on Wednesday 23 miles offshore from Fort Pierce. They were en route from Bimini, Bahamas, according to the Coast Guard, but the agency did not mention where their boat was headed. The Coast Guard said it dispatched three cutters and an airplane to search the area. The rescued man was transported ashore for medical treatment. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Florida, transportation
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard continued its search for six people Saturday, three days after their boat apparently capsized off Florida’s Atlantic coast. The search began Friday morning when a boater rescued a Jamaican national who said six others were with him when their 18-foot vessel overturned on Wednesday 23 miles offshore from Fort Pierce. They were en route from Bimini, Bahamas, according to the Coast Guard, but the agency did not mention where their boat was headed. The Coast Guard said it dispatched three cutters and an airplane to search the area. The rescued man was transported ashore for medical treatment. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Strange lights in the sky were seen in South Florida on Tuesday evening leading to many people grabbing their cellphones to snap pictures of the unusual sight. Some people believed that the UFO was proof that aliens had finally reached Earth but the Navy soon confirmed that it was in fact simply testing a missile.  A Trident-II ballistic missile was launched from a submarine in the Atlantic just off the Florida coast.   Floridians took to Twitter after spotting a strange light in the sky around sunset The launch grabbed the attention of Floridians who saw the Trident missile's comet-like trail light up in the evening sky Another Twitter user seemed convinced it was a UFO because no rocket launch was planned Other Twitter users had a more comical view of looking at the unexpected launch The Trident-II 'is a three-stage, solid propellant, inertially guided FBM with a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles,' according to The Federation of American Scientists.   'No that's not a UFO,' local meteorologist Zach Covey tweeted. 'It was a Trident-II SLBM Missile Test...
    North Atlantic right whales have had their 'most encouraging calving season in years' with more than 14 new calves sighted off the Florida coast by environmentalists. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, who published a bulletin on population statistics, says 65 North Atlantic right whales have been spotted so far this year off the coast of Florida and North Carolina. Of those 65 individuals seen by experts, 11 calves were born to mothers who had given birth before, and three of the new calves were born to first-time mothers.  Despite the population boost, experts from advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife, warn that North Atlantic right whales are being killed through commercial fishing nets and speeding vessels faster than they can reproduce. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute says the total of North Atlantic right whales spotted this year is 65 - with three of the new calves born to first-time mothers  North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered, with an estimated 356 alive as of the end of 2019 - of which fewer than 70 adult females of calf-bearing-age...
    The Dragon capsule successfully reached the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, near the coast of Tampa, in western Florida (USA), with a load of more than 4,400 pounds (more than 2,000 kilos), after having undocked a day before the International Space Station (ISS). The refueling capsule of the private firm SpaceX landed around 8.26 p.m. local time (1.26 GMT on Wednesday), after a stay of little more than a month on the ISS, from which it undocked on Tuesday morning in an operation supervised by astronaut Victor Glover. Splashdown of Dragon confirmed, completing SpaceX’s 21st @Space_Station resupply mission and the first return of a cargo resupply spacecraft off the coast of Florida – SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 14, 2021 Return of the Dragon completes the supply mission 21 which is started by the company of magnate Elon Musk and also marks the first time that a cargo capsule has returned to the Florida coast, that is, near the Kenndy Space Center, instead of in the Pacific Ocean. This upgraded version of the Dragon capsule contains twice the...
    Florida (USA) authorities are investigating who it belongs to a leg found by the captain of a ship fishing near the coast of the island of Key Biscayne, in Miami-Dade County, as reported by local media on Tuesday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has noted that the find may be associated with a two boat accident happened last week and that the leg belongs to a man who disappeared after the crash. Spencer McClain Sheridan, 33, is missing since the day of the accident, on January 4. Captain Wylie Berg noticed on Monday that something was floating in the water, and as he approached with his fishing boat, he realized that it was a leg that appeared to be from “a white male”. “I could not believe what I was seeing”Berg told the newspaper Florida Keys News, detailing that the leg was cut below the knee and barefoot. “It was a bit strange. It was quite unpleasant,” he stressed. The FWC turned the leg over to the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office to try to determine identity....
    A major winter storm is expected to sweep across the US in the final days of the year, bringing with it heavy snow, high winds and thunderstorms, potentially covering the East Coast with snow and rain on New Year's Eve.   The storm system is predicted to hit the US in two distinct low pressure systems, Weather.com reported. The first low pressure system is expected to extend from Southern California to the Plains and Midwest in the first half of this week.  A major winter storm is expected to sweep across the US in the lead up to New Year's Eve The winter storm is expected to bring rain to most parts of the East Coast on New Year's Eve New Year's Day will also see rain on the East Coast and a wintry mix in the Great Lakes region RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next More than 1.28 MILLION Americans boarded flights the Sunday... Paranoid Nashville Christmas bomber claimed he had cancer... Share this article Share On Monday, the system will drop mountain...
    (CNN)It almost sounds like a bad joke: "Offshore oil drilling in The Bahamas." Alexandra Cousteau It sounds so absurd because it is. The government of a country whose name is practically synonymous for paradise is giving the green light to an oil company to drill in its blue, pristine waters. The British-owned Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) began drilling an exploratory well this week, the Sun Sentinel reported. The fact that it is just an exploratory well should not bring any comfort. BP's Deepwater Horizon's drilling of an exploratory well in 2010 resulted in more than 200 million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.Read More And like the BP Deepwater Horizon, as with any drilling operation, this is a disaster waiting to happen. But this plan to drill isn't only worrying Bahamians. BPC's five drilling licenses are not far from Florida's coast, with one as close as 50 miles. A spill this close could devastate beaches along the US Atlantic as it is swept up the Gulf Stream. The drilling prompted 18 members of Congress, including the...
    Stuart Bee being rescued by the US Coast Guard. US Coast Guard/Crew member aboard the m/v Angeles Stuart Bee, 62, went out for a boat ride off the coast of Florida on Friday but never returned.  He was found on Sunday by the US Coast Guard, clinging to his capsized boat.  The Coast guard said Bee's boat had experienced mechanical issues that left Bee stranded on Saturday.  The boat later filled with water, causing it to capsize just after midnight on Sunday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 62-year-old man was found clinging on to his capsized boat by the US Coast Guard off the coast of Florida on Sunday, nearly two days after he set off for a day trip on the water. Stuart Bee was found on Sunday 86 miles off the coast of Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida. The US Coast Guard said on Facebook that Bee had set out for a day-long boating trip on Friday morning, but got stuck on the water on Saturday after his 32-foot Sea Ray experienced...
    A man from Florida who went missing off Port Canaveral, on Florida's east coast was found alive, clinging to his capsized motorboat some 86 miles from shore almost two days from when he had gone missing. The U.S. Coast Guard say 62-year-old boater, Stuart Bee, went missing in his 32-foot boat on Friday afternoon. On Sunday morning, the crew of a passing 225-foot container ship named Angeles spotted him clinging to the bow of his recreational boat, Stingray, which had capsized and immediately brought him back to shore.   He had been at sea for almost two straight days by the time he was found on Sunday morning at 11am. Stuart Bee, 62, climbs aboard the Angeles container ship after being found 86 miles from shore Bee can be seen clinging to the bow of his sunken boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean A zoomed in photo shows the tiny amount of space and precarious balancing position he was in Bee is thrown a life ring as he swimgs towards a passing container ship, the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Eta was downgraded from Category 1 Hurricane to Tropical Storm with the latest advisory. At 1 p.m., Eta is located about 115 south southwest of Tampa. It packed maximum sustained winds of 70 mph with higher gusts. TRACKING TROPICAL STORM ETA Tropical Storm force winds are approaching the southwest Florida coast as it moves north northeast near 10 mph. MORE FROM CBSMIAMI.COM COVID Sexually Transmitted? UM Study Says ‘It Also Has Potential To Cause Male Infertility’ Subtropical Storm Theta Is Record-Breaking 29th Named Atlantic Storm Police Search For Murder Suspect In Fatal Shooting Outside Pompano Beach Convenience Store SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for… * Bonita Beach to Suwanee River Florida, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * Anna Maria Island to Yankeetown A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dry Tortugas * Bonita Beach to Suwannee River Florida A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for… * Steinhatchee River to Suwannee River Florida A Tropical Storm Watch...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Tropical Storm Eta is getting better organized and is forecast to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane later Wednesday. At 7:00 a.m., Eta is located about 130 miles west southwest of Fort Myers or about 170 miles south southwest of Tampa. Maximum sustained winds are 70 mph with higher gusts. TRACKING TROPICAL STORM ETA Tropical Storm force winds are approaching the southwest Florida coast as it moves north northeast near 15 mph. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Watch is in effect for: Anna Maria Island to Yankeetown A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: Dry Tortugas Bonita Beach to Suwannee River Florida A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for: Bonita Beach to Steinhatchee River Florida, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for: The Cuban provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth North of the Suwannee River to Aucilla River Florida Eta is forecast to move near Tampa overnight and then...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Eta is just off the coast of Southwest Florida, bringing strong wind, heavy rain and dangerous storm surge across portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. Eta made landfall in Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys as a strong Tropical Storm with 65 mph winds. As of 4:00 a.m. Monday, Eta was about 45 miles north-northwest of Key West and about 65 miles south of Naples. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Eta is forecast to become a hurricane when it moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. TRACKING TROPICAL STORM ETA Eta is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph. A west to west- southwest motion with some reduction in forward speed is expected later Monday and Monday night. Little overall motion is expected on Tuesday and a slow northward motion is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Eta will gradually pull away from the Florida Keys and south Florida Monday and be over...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Eta made landfall in Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys as a strong Tropical Storm as it continues to cause strong winds and dangerous flooding across portions of South Florida. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, Eta was about 30 east-northeast of Marathon and about 70 miles east-northeast of Key West. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Eta is forecast to become a hurricane when it moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. Eta is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph. A west-northwestward to westward motion is expected overnight, followed by a west- southwestward motion on Monday and Monday night with some reduction in forward speed. Little overall motion is expected on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Eta will pass near or over the Florida Keys tonight and early Monday, and be over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday and Tuesday. More from CBSMiami.com Eta Strengthens, Hurricane Watch In Effect For South Florida State Of Emergency Declared In...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Eta continues to cause strong winds and dangerous flooding across portions of South Florida. As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Eta was about 40 miles east of Marathon and about 80m miles east of Key West. Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Eta is forecast to become a hurricane when it moves over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. Eta is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph. A west-northwestward to westward motion is expected overnight, followed by a west- southwestward motion on Monday and Monday night with some reduction in forward speed. Little overall motion is expected on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Eta will pass near or over the Florida Keys tonight and early Monday, and be over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday and Tuesday. More from CBSMiami.com Eta Strengthens, Hurricane Watch In Effect For South Florida State Of Emergency Declared In Florida As Tropical Storm Eta Looms Miami-Dade County Cancels School Monday Due To Tropical...
    After passing through Cuba in the last hours, Tropical Storm Eta heads towards the United States where it could cause dangerous storm surges, flash floods and strong winds in the southern part of Florida, although due to its large size it will continue to affect the north coast of Cuba . According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the meteorological phenomenon moving north-northwest once it went out to sea again, strengthened so it now has maximum sustained winds of 62 mph. It could hit 73 mph, which would make it a hurricane, according to the Saffir Simpson scale. He is expected to break that high just before his eye hits the Florida Keys tonight. But what worries the most are the heavy rains that it will leave in the next few hours in Cuba, Jamaica, the Bahamas and southern and central Florida. According to reports from the official newspaper Invasor “rescue and rescue teams from the Fire Department and the Red Cross of Ciego de Ávila had to rescue more than ten people who...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Eta is moving north-northwestward over the Florida Straits. The storm is expected to produce dangerous storm surge, flash floods and strong winds over portions of Cuba, Florida and the Florida Keys. As of 1 p.m. Sunday, Eta was about 145 southeast of Marathon and about 170 south-southeast of Miami. Eta is moving toward the north-northwest near, and this motion is forecast to continue through this afternoon. A turn toward northwest is expected by this evening, followed by a westward motion by early Monday. More from CBSMiami.com Eta Strengthens, Hurricane Watch In Effect For South Florida State Of Emergency Declared In Florida As Tropical Storm Eta Looms Miami-Dade County Cancels School Monday Due To Tropical Storm Eta On the forecast track, the center of Eta will continue to move over the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Bahamas this afternoon, pass near or over the Florida Keys tonight and early Monday, and be over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico late Monday and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is...
    (CNN)Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on the south-central coast of Cuba early Sunday and is predicted to bring a dangerous storm surge and life-threatening flash flooding.As of 4 a.m. ET, Eta had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is moving at 12 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). And the tropical storm is expected to bring up to two feet of rain to portions of Cuba. The amount of rain is likely to lead to life-threatening flash floods and landslides, as well as a storm surge that will raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tides along the coast, according to the NHC. Track Eta's path here >>>By Sunday afternoon or evening, tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in South Florida and the Florida Keys, where Eta is headed after tracking across Cuba Sunday morning. It's expected to strengthen to near hurricane level as it reaches the Florida Keys Sunday night. Read MoreBy late Monday and into Tuesday, Eta will move into the Gulf of Mexico, the NHC said....
    (CNN)Parts of Central America could still see life-threatening flash flooding as Tropical Depression Eta pummels the region with rain before heading toward the US coast.Eta might have weakened to 35 mph winds, but the lingering tropical depression is still forecast to dump more than 3 feet of rain in some areas.An additional 30 inches of rainfall is still possible for parts of Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, and El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and southeastern Mexico could see another 20 inches in some areas.Eta made landfall along the coast of Nicaragua as a Category 4 hurricane Tuesday afternoon, devastating the region. At least one death was reported, and more than 2,000 people were evacuated in Honduras, the country's Permanent Contingency Commission said on Wednesday. The storm destroyed five bridges, 14 roads and 339 homes, the commission reported. The storm weakened quickly, dropping to a tropical depression by Wednesday evening. And it is expected to dwindle further through Thursday night until its remnants cross into the Gulf of Honduras and travel toward the Caribbean Sea, according to CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam....
    A Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats has killed one and hospitalized nine across Florida, New York and Massachusetts. The CDC currently believes the outbreak is linked to Italian-style deli meats, such as prosciutto, mortadella, or salami, which were either bought prepackaged, or sliced at delis at various locations. A specific type of deli meat, brand or supplier have not yet been identified  One person in Florida died from their illness, while another nine had to seek hospital treatment. They said they had all consumed deli-style meats within a month of their illness.  The current Listeria outbreak has been linked to the consumption of Italian-style deli meats RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Adorable moment a butterfly lands on the end of Titan the... Kimberly Stewart coordinates with daughter Delilah del Toro,... Share this article Share While only a few people have been sickened, the outbreak stretches across the East Coast, with people impacted in Florida (one case), Massachusetts (seven cases), and New York (two cases) so far. The CDC reports that eight of those...
    HOLIDAYING on a private island used to be for millionaires and celebrities only. But Hotels.com has an entirely private island off the coast of Florida available next month from just $50pp (£38pp) a night. Cover Images 7 Hotels.com has an entirely private island off the coast of Florida available next month from $50pp Dubbed ‘the ultimate Friendsgiving upgrade’ by the accommodation website (but don’t let that put you off), it features a 3-bed, 2-bath, 5,000-square-foot vacation home with a veranda, boat dock, and helicopter launch pad.  The stay comes equipped with a boat for your personal use throughout the week, as well as kayaks and paddleboards.  The reservation also comes with a one-night private chef who will cook the a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. A statement by the company reads: “2020 has really made us cherish the little things, like hanging out with friends IRL.” Cover Images 7 The island features a 3-bed, 2-bath, 5,000-square-foot vacation home Cover Images 7 It also offers a swimming pool, veranda, boat dock, and helicopter launch...
    (CNN)Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning, exactly 16 years to the day Hurricane Ivan made landfall in 2004, and on the same point on Alabama's Gulf Coast.High winds and torrential rain poured on Alabama's Gulf Coast and the Florida panhandle. Despite the category 2 hurricane having been downgraded to a tropical depression at landfall, it still managed to wreak havoc, taking down power lines and turning streets into rivers, which swallowed up homes. The slow crawling storm dumped four months' worth of rain on parts of Florida within four hours and still threatens much of the southeastern US.Various non-profit organizations are responding to assist first responders, displaced residents and to help with long-term recovery. To support all the organizations, click on the button above or click here.
    Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): Hurricane Sally’s northern eyewall is raking the Gulf Coast with hurricane-force winds and rain from Pensacola Beach, Florida westward to Dauphin Island, Alabama, the National Hurricane Center said. Forecasters say landfall won’t come until later Wednesday when the center of the very slow moving hurricane finally reaches the coast. Sally remains centered about 50 miles (75 kilometers) south-southeast of Mobile, Alabama and 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Pensacola, Florida, with top winds of 105 mph (165 kmh), moving north-northeast at 3 mph (6 kmh). Already trees are falling, street signs are swinging and cars are getting stuck in floods in Gulf Shores, Alabama, according to videos posted on social media. More than 300,000 customers are without power in Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. Meanwhile Teddy has rapidly intensified into a hurricane and is forecast to become a catastrophic Category 4, possibly reaching Bermuda this weekend. —- MIAMI - Tropical Storm Teddy has now become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (160 kph) the...
    There’s probably no better feeling than coming home and finding out that you’re not missing. A fishing boat reportedly returned to port in Florida on Saturday only to find out that they had been the subject of a massive search. Due to an apparent misunderstanding, the Coast Guard believed that the boat had sent out a mayday and could not track it down. The crew and passengers of the Drop Hook had no idea the Coast Guard was searching for the boat. (iStock) This was news to the charter boat’s crew and passengers, who had no idea they were considered missing at all. The U.S. Coast Guard conducted an hours-long search for the charter fishing boat Drop Hook near Mayport, Fla., on Saturday, News4Jax reports. It was unable to locate the vessel until around 8 p.m. that evening when it returned to the dock. CONNECTICUT WOMAN HOOKS 'MONSTER' PIKE, TYING 40-YEAR-OLD RECORD The boat’s captain, Mike Ardolino, reportedly had no idea that a search was underway for his boat until he neared the shore and heard from his wife. According...
    Tropical Storm Isaias battered Florida's east coast with heavy rains Sunday and is now on track to be at near hurricane strength when it reaches the Carolinas. As of 11:00 p.m., the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was located about 50 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and 365 miles south of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Maximum sustained winds have increased slightly to 70 mph as it continues to move north-northwest at a speed of 9 mph. "Isaias is expected to be at near hurricane strength when it reaches the coast of northern South Carolina and southern North Carolina on Monday night, and strong tropical force winds are likely with hurricane conditions in the Hurricane Watch area." the NHC said. ISAIAS STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY AS IT CRAWLS UP FLORIDA COAST The NHS said there was danger of "life-threatening" storm surge from Edisto Beach S.C. to Cape Fear, N.C. Those areas could see the water rise between 2 to 4 feet above ground level. Life-threatening storm surge is possible along the North Carolina coast from Cape Fear to Duck. Residents in those areas are advised to follow guidelines...
    (CNN)After a weekend of storm preparation with utility crews being staged and shelters being opened in Florida, Tropical Storm Isaias is on track to impact the Carolinas, with storm warnings being extended as far north as Delaware early Monday morning.While Florida did not bare the brunt of the storm -- it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it glided off the eastern coast -- many counties and cities in the Sunshine state prepared to face a possible storm during the Covid-19 pandemic.Now coastal communities in the Carolinas could be in the track of the storm, with life threatening storm surge of 2 to 4 feet above ground level possible from Edisto Beach, South Carolina to Cape Fear, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center.Evacuations ordered for coastal communitiesIsaias is expected to be "near hurricane strength when it reaches the Carolinas" late Monday, the latest alert from the National Hurricane Center said, noting that "there is little difference between a strong tropical storm or a category 1 hurricane, in terms of impacts."Read MoreThe Outer Banks communities...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias strengthened while hugging the Florida coast and bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the east coast of the state.AccuWeather expects what's left of Isaias to bring heavy rain to the Tri-State on Tuesday and a tropical storm watch has been issued for part of the area.At 5:00 p.m., Isaias had winds of 70 mph, just under hurricane strength.Tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches are being extended northward in the Carolinas.Isaias is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A turn toward the north and north-northeast along with an increase in forward speed is anticipated on Monday and Tuesday.On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will pass just to the east of the Florida east coast on Sunday night. The center of Isaias will move offshore of the coast of Georgia and southern South Carolina on Monday, move inland over eastern North Carolina Monday night.The primary threat from Isaias will be the rainfall forecast.Isaias is expected to impact the Tri-State area with torrential rain on Tuesday. AccuWeather says much of...
    A person looks out as waves kicked up by the Tropical Storm Isaias crash along the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier on August 2, 2020 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The storm is brushing along the east coast of Florida and tropical storm conditions will extend northward along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Joe Raedle | Getty Images Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida. "Don't be fooled by the downgrade," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned during a news conference on Saturday after the storm spent hours roughing up the Bahamas. Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites, lashing signs to palm trees so they wouldn't blow away. The governor said the state is anticipating power outages and...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region.Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida."Don't be fooled by the downgrade," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned during a news conference on Saturday after the storm - pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs - spent hours roughing up the Bahamas.Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites, lashing signs to palm trees so they wouldn't blow away. The governor said the state is anticipating power outages and asked residents to have a week's supply of water, food and medicine on hand. Officials wrestled with how to prepare shelters where people can seek refuge from the storm if necessary, while safely social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.In Palm Beach County, about 150 people were in shelters, said emergency management spokeswoman Lisa De...
    By TAMARA LUSH and DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was expected to regain hurricane strength overnight as it barreled toward Florida. “Don't be fooled by the downgrade,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned during a news conference on Saturday after the storm — pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs — spent hours roughing up the Bahamas. Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites, lashing signs to palm trees so they wouldn't blow away. The governor said the state is anticipating power outages and asked residents to have a week’s supply of water, food and medicine on hand. Officials wrestled with how to prepare shelters where people can seek refuge from the storm if necessary, while safely social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. In Palm Beach County, about...
    Hurricane Isaias strengthened slightly as it lashed the Bahamas on Saturday, bearing down on Florida, and was expected to approach the southeast of the state later in the day before traveling up the eastern U.S. seaboard. Floridas well-honed hurricane responses have been partly upended by its grappling with one of the countrys worst outbreaks of the novel coronavirus. The emergency operations center in Miami, usually a beehive of activity ahead of a storm, was mostly empty with plastic dividers set up between work stations and fans with ultraviolet lights hung around the room in the hope of eradicating any floating virus particles. Many emergency officials are instead working remotely. "Its not a perfect system," said Frank Rollason, Miami-Dades director of emergency management, "but what were facing to today with COVID, were trying to avoid packing all of those people into the emergency operations center." Isaias was carrying top sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour) and was located about 40 miles (60 km) west-southwest of the Bahamas capital Nassau at 1100 ET (1500 GMT) heading...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump has approved a request made by Governor Ron DeSantis for a pre-landfall emergency declaration for the counties in the path of Hurricane Isaias. The emergency declaration will help the state respond quickly to any impacts from the storm by providing federal reimbursement assistance through FEMA. At a news conference at the state’s Emergency Operations Center of Saturday morning, Desantis said the state’s east coast can expect impacts from the storm. “Right now they say it is off the coast, but this stuff is all, you know, very much in flux. And even if the eye of the storm stays off the coast, there, of course, are going to be impacts when you’re talking about hurricanes or tropical storms, storm force winds, so folks need to be prepared for that,” he said. The governor said people in evacuation zones need to heed the warnings if they are told to leave. “Hurricane warnings are in effect from Boca Raton to the Volusia-Flagler county line and the National Hurricane Center is also predicting a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hurricane Watch has been issued for portions of the Florida east coast from north of Deerfield Beach to the Volusia-Brevard County Line due to Hurricane Isaias. At 11 a.m., Friday, the center of the storm was about 295 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. It was moving to the northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Some strengthening is possible on Friday and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days. Isaias is forecast to continue moving to the northwest and slow down over for the next couple of days, it will then take a turn toward the north-northwest. Download The New CBS4 News App Here On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will continue to move near or over the Southeastern Bahamas on Friday. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night, and move near or over the Northwestern Bahamas...
    The winds expected from Hurricane Isaias over the next five days as of 2 a.m. EDT on Friday. National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened to a hurricane. It is currently over the Caribbean and is expected to bring storm conditions to Florida over the weekend. Hurricane Isaias hit the Dominican Republic on Thursday and caused flooding and blackouts in Puerto Rico, with warnings also in place for Haiti, The Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, and Cuba. The National Hurricane Center is warning of flash flooding and dangerous waves in Florida, with Isaias expected to hit the east coast on Saturday. Heavy rains could then spread up North and South Carolina.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened into a hurricane and is due to hit Florida's coast on the weekend. As of 5 a.m. EDT Friday, Hurricane Isaias was located around 325 miles (620 kilometers) of Nassau in The Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC's forecast said that the center of the hurricane will move "near or over"...
    Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen into a Hurricane on Friday as the vicious storm edges closer to South Florida. As of Thursday evening the storm was swirling with maximum sustained winds of 60mph over the Dominican Republic headed northwest at 20 mph. The National Hurricane Center announced Thursday evening the storm will escalate into a hurricane by Friday or Friday evening and is forecast to move near South Florida on Saturday. At the moment the storm’s cone of uncertainty will see it brush Florida and continue on towards Connecticut and possibly New York. It'll likely reduce to a Tropical Storm again by the time it rise the up the Eastern Seaboard. Current storm predictions show Isaias passing just off New York's coast on Tuesday, though the path could change, forecasters say.  Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen into a Hurricane on Friday as the vicious storm edges closer to South Florida. The storm's current cone of uncertainty sees it spiral up the Eastern Seaboard hitting the Carolinas on Monday and near connecticut and New York on...
    An expedition off the coast of Florida will explore a mysterious sinkhole that extends 425 feet beneath the ocean floor. Next month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will explore the crevasse, an underwater sinkhole referred to as a 'blue hole', for the first time. The contents of blue holes are still fairly mysterious as are their frequency and typical location. According to the NOAA, their depth and structure can also make them difficult to access.  'Blue holes' like the Amberjack (pictured) have been the subject of previous studies and have been shown to contain a surprising array of biological diversity 'The opening of a blue hole can be several hundred feet underwater, and for many holes, the opening is too small for an automated submersible,' the NOAA writes, 'In fact, the first reports of blue holes did not come from scientists or researchers, but actually came from fishermen and recreational divers.'  The NOAA says that the year-long expedition will being in August and explore a 425-foot deep blue hole known as Green Banana - the sinkhole...
    Lordy, what a fish! Farmington teen Reegan Werner went deep sea fishing with her brother, mother and stepfather near Marco Island in Florida May 31 and hooked a world-record-breaking Goliath Grouper. The fish, which had been caught and released before, had the nickname “My Lord” because as Werner’s stepfather Paul Hartman said, “each time it showed up, all anyone could say is “My Lord! Look at that!” The fish was 83 inches long with a 75-inch girth and calculated weight of 583 pounds, the largest grouper ever caught by a female angler. According to the International Game Fish Association, the current all-tackle women’s world record is a 366-pound grouper caught by Betsy Walker near Panama in 1965. Werner’s grouper out-weighed the current record by 217 pounds. “I was like, in shock pretty much,” said the petite 16-year-old hockey, lacrosse and tennis player. “My biggest fish before that was a salmon. I was like, dang, I want to catch another one.” The Werners and Hartman headed to Florida to pick up a boat Hartman had purchased. He goes to the the...
    NEW ORLEANS — Rain pounded the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which has already spawned a tornado in Florida and threatened more twisters along with high winds and storm surge. Roads flooded in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, and thousands were without power even before the storm made landfall. It was expected to arrive on U.S. soil late Sunday, though it was not expected to grow into a hurricane. Forecasters warned the storm would affect a wide area stretching roughly 180 miles east into Florida. But they forecast the worst impacts in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi, where some spots could get up to 12 inches of rain and storm surges of up to five feet. “It’s very efficient, very tropical rainfall,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said in a Facebook video. “It rains a whole bunch real quick.” The storm could also generate tornadoes in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Rain fell intermittently in New Orleans famed French Quarter Sunday afternoon, but the streets were nearly deserted, with many...
    (CNN)The latest forecast track has Tropical Storm Cristobal -- the third named storm of what is expected to be an active hurricane season -- making landfall sometime Sunday afternoon or early evening.As for Cristobal's landfall location, several models are in alignment and expect that point to fall somewhere between Marsh Island to Slidell, LouisianaBut this does not mean that locations outside this area will be free from impact."The highest winds, greatest storm surge and heaviest rain may occur east of where Cristobal makes landfall, so not only is the Louisiana coast at risk, but also Mississippi, Alabama and well into the Florida Panhandle," said CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.A tropical storm watch has been issued from Intracoastal City, Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida border.How cities along the US coast are preparing for a hurricane season like no other Read MoreFlooding will be the biggest concern for Gulf Coast states east of Texas. A storm surge watch has also been issued for the northern Gulf coast from Indian Pass to Aripeka, Florida, and from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi. A storm...
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