Hurricane Raymond, a compact and powerful major storm, strengthened slightly in the Pacific near Acapulco as it brought heavy rain across southern Mexico, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Ingrid, bearing down on eastern Mexico as Tropical Storm Manuel came ashore on the country’s Pacific coast, will probably make landfall early tomorrow, with both storms expected to bring life-threatening floods.
Tropical Storm Manuel may strengthen to a hurricane, bringing new flooding to Mexico, as the nation struggles to clean up after two storms that killed at least 80 people and trapped thousands of tourists in the resort city of Acapulco.
A hurricane warning was issued today for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Earl strengthened to a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale with 105 mile an hour winds, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.
A hurricane warning was issued for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, popular Caribbean tourist destinations, as Earl strengthened to 110 miles per hour (175 kilometers per hour) today east of Puerto Rico.
Tropical Storm Isaac is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane today as it bears down on the Florida Keys, disrupting energy output in the Gulf of Mexico and forcing a delay in the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to reach hurricane strength today, New Orleans residents said they are concerned about flooding even with improvements to levees after a collapse during Katrina in 2005.