National Hurricane Center News

Low-Pressure System Off Texas Coast Expected to Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding

With a low pressure system hovering off the Texas Gulf Coast that the National Hurricane Center could become a tropical depression, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has elevated the state operations center to an increased readiness (level 3) status. The Texas …

Residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks Take Stock of Dorian’s Damage

Skies cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday from North Carolina’s Outer Banks, leaving behind a muddy trail of destruction wrought by Hurricane Dorian, which turned north and began lashing parts of eastern Canada. Dorian’s worst damage in the U.S. appeared to …

Barry Expected to Make Landfall in Louisiana as Hurricane on Saturday

In an update issued at 4 p.m., CDT, on July 12, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane along Louisiana’s central Gulf Coast on July 13. The NHC is …

NHC: Hurricane Florence 9th Most Destructive Storm, Caused $24B in Damage

Hurricane Florence killed 22 people across three Southeastern states, was the ninth most destructive storm in terms of property damage in U.S. history and spawned 44 tornadoes, a report from the National Hurricane Center said Friday. The report described Florence …

Florida County Wants Hurricane Michael Named Category 5 Storm

Some officials in one Florida Panhandle county are pushing for Hurricane Michael to be labelled a Category 5 storm. The News-Herald reports that some in Bay County – which was hit hard by the fierce October storm – want the …

Update: Florida Calls Emergency Ahead of Expected Hurricane Michael

Michael, the tropical storm that’s been chugging toward the Florida panhandle, is now a hurricane, threatening to bring driving rain and high winds to the region’s agricultural and tourism industry. While Gulf of Mexico oil platforms remain largely outside its …

Louisiana Seeks to Clarify Named Storm/Hurricane Deductible Law

The Louisiana Department of Insurance has issued an advisory letter to property/casualty insurers operating in the state that seeks to clarify the interpretation and application of state law regarding policy deductibles in relation to named storms/hurricanes/subtropical storms. Advisory Letter No. …

Harvey Now a Hurricane, Sustained Winds Near 85 MPH

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is now a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico with sustained winds of 85 mph and higher gusts. At 1 pm CDT, the hurricane was located around 335 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, …

Hurricane, Storm Surge Watches Issued for Texas Coast as Harvey Nears

The National Hurricane Center has issued a storm surge watch for Texas coast from Port Mansfield to High Island and a hurricane watch from north of Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass. The government of Mexican government also issued tropical …

Swiss Re: Miami Is More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew

Almost 25 years have passed since a Category 5 hurricane struck south of Miami, and the city’s vulnerability to catastrophic storm damage has grown exponentially, according to a new insurance underwriters’ analysis. At the time, Hurricane Andrew was the most …