Hurricane Epsilon Weakens, Expected to Move East of Bermuda

MIAMI—Hurricane Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds dropped Thursday as it moved northwest over the Atlantic Ocean on a path expected to skirt just east of Bermuda. Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds ebbed by Thursday afternoon to 85 mph, dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm. But the hurricane swirled near enough to Bermuda that the National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for the island. The Miami-based center said Epsilon was centered at 5 p.m. EDT about 200 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It was moving to the north-northwest at 9 mph. Forecasters said Epsilon should make its closest approach to Bermuda by Thursday evening and could produce tropical storm conditions around the island during the night hours. Gradual weakening is expected into the weekend. But large ocean swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days, the hurricane center warned. Earlier in the week, Epsilon had gained 50 mph in wind speed in just 24 hours to become a major hurricane on Wednesday. That officially qualified it as a rapidly intensifying storm. It was the seventh storm this season to power up so quickly, reaching Category 3 status at one point. Over the past couple decades, meteorologists have been increasingly worried about storms that blow up from nothing to a whopper, just like Epsilon. Forecasters created an official threshold for this dangerous rapid intensification—a storm gaining 35 mph in wind speed in just 24 hours. This year’s season has had so many storms that the hurricane center has turned to the Greek alphabet after running out of official names.

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Epsilon Strengthens to a Hurricane as It Approaches Bermuda

MIAMI—Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season, as it approaches Bermuda on Thursday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda and residents have been urged to closely monitor the storm. The Miami-based hurricane center said Epsilon had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late Tuesday. The storm was located about 545 miles (877 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda as of 11 p.m. EDT and it was moving northwest at 13 mph (20 kph). This year’s hurricane season has had so many storms that the Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names. Epsilon also represents a record for the earliest 26th named storm, beating out a storm on Nov. 22 in 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

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Signs in the sky! Just an evil face in Hurricane Delta

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt WhatsApp Hurricane Delta evil face. Picture via Facebook I can’t be the only one who sees an evil face in Hurricane Delta this afternoon… I was looking over satellite imagery when I saw the face. I immediately had an odd feeling. Mind you this exact same area was ravaged by Hurricane Laura (category 4 hurricane) just a month or so ago. Also, history is being made today as Delta makes the 10th “named” storm to make landfall in the U.S. in one year. This has never happened (in recorded history). Hurricane Matthey in 2016 looked like a monster skull: More news on Hurricane Delta on Facebook, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Now if you are looking for supplements to increase your healthy lifestyle please visit Natural Health Source. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you! Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt WhatsApp Previous articleWorld record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes Follow Strange Sounds to discover amazing, weird and unexpected phenomena around the world. Be curious!

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Hurricane Delta slams into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – US states prepare for life-threatening conditions

Hurricane Delta path in October 2020. With winds of 105 mph, Hurricane Delta made landfall on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday morning and is expected to move north toward the US Gulf Coast over the coming days.Delta, a Category 2 storm, made landfall roughly halfway between the resort towns of Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Puerto Morelos, according to the US National Hurricane Center. [embedded content] The hurricane was expected to bring dangerous storm surge of 8 to 12 feet to the Yucatan coast. The hurricane will quickly make its way over the peninsula Wednesday morning and re-emerge in the Gulf of Mexico in the afternoon. [embedded content] Once back over open water, Delta will likely strengthen back into a major hurricane before turning north toward the Louisiana coast. A hurricane watch was issued for parts of the US Gulf Coast from High Island, Texas, eastward to Grand Isle, Louisiana. In addition, tropical storm watches were issued in Texas, including Houston and Galveston Bay, and in Louisiana, including New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. [embedded content] Delta is just the latest major storm in one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent history. When it hits the US in the coming days, Delta will become the 10th named storm to make landfall in the US this season, setting the record for the most in one year. It will be the fifth hurricane to make landfall, the most storms the US has seen since 2005. In particular, Louisiana is staring down what could be its fourth hurricane this season. The southwest part of the state is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane less than six weeks ago. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency and requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency, he said in a statement: “Hurricane Delta is a dangerous storm that will bring strong winds, heavy rain, life-threatening storm surge and flooding to coastal Louisiana, and I am hopeful President Trump will quickly approve my request for a federal emergency declaration,” Gov. Edwards said. Delta tripled in strength in less than two days In Mexico, people across the peninsula prepared for the storm Tuesday by buying supplies at grocery stories,boarding up buildings with plywood and lining up to fill large jugs with water. Dozens of tourists who were evacuated from their hotels wore masks and sat chatting while they awaited transport. Others were shown waiting for flights out of the area, with many canceled or delayed due to the storm. Delta’s wind speed tripled in the span of about 30 hours — growing from a tropical depression with winds of 35 mph Monday morning to a Category 4 storm with winds of 145 mph before weakening. Maximum sustained winds increased by 85 mph in 24 hours — the most in one day so far this year. The Mexican Army’s Disaster Support Force was activated to help with evacuations and other storm preparations prior to landfall. More than 700 military personnel and 47 official vehicles had performed security tours, reviewed tributaries and evacuated people most at risk, it said. On Tuesday, hotel evacuees moved to makeshift shelters waiting further rides, attempting to get home among canceled and delayed flights. ”We’re just trying to get out of here. Our flight was actually tomorrow so we changed it to today to get out of here,” Blake Greer of Texas told TV Azteca. “We caught a flight to Mexico City and we’re going to fly home tomorrow.” Along the Gulf Coast, nearly 10% of manned oil rigs have shut down operations ahead of the storm, according to the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which has activated its Hurricane Response Team. Personnel have been evacuated from at least one rig. US states prepare for life-threatening conditions In Louisiana, where evacuees are still living in shelters from Hurricane Laura, voluntary evacuations have already begun in several low-lying areas. “We are still reeling from Hurricane Laura,” Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter said in a Facebook post. “Much progress has been made since Laura, but there are still many people going through pain and struggle.“ New Orleans-based Entergy is monitoring the storm and preparing to respond in Louisiana. The utility has been busy with restoration efforts following the devastation Hurricane Laura caused to the distribution and transmission infrastructure. Entergy announced just last week that it had restored power to all accessible customers in hard-hit southwest Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Tuesday ahead of the storm. He encouraged residents to be prepared for a major hurricane and not focus on its strength. “Hurricane Delta is an incredibly dangerous storm that will bring heavy winds, rain and life threatening flooding and storm surge to coastal Louisiana,” he said. “Everyone in South Louisiana should pay close attention to the weather in the coming days and heed the advice and directions of their local officials.“ Delta’s life-threatening storm surge, widespread damaging winds and flooding will be significant, said Ben Schott, the head of the National Weather Service in New Orleans. The earliest the storm will hit is Friday morning, he said. But if the storm slows, it could be as late as Saturday morning. The whole coastline of Louisiana could see tropical storm winds, Schott said. New Orleans officials said they would continue monitoring the path of Hurricane Delta “minute by minute” to determine whether evacuations were needed. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey also declared a state of emergency Tuesday ahead of the storm to help Alabama begin the preparation process and position the state for a pre-landfall disaster declaration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A mandatory evacuation for tourists at the Alabama Gulf Coast, including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, and unincorporated areas of Ono Island and Fort Morgan, is ordered to begin Wednesday morning. “This is for their safety and well-being, as well as for the safety and well-being of locals who are working to prepare their communities in the event Hurricane Delta tracks more easterly,” Ivey said in a statement. She said that since the storm is already stronger than Hurricane Sally, which caused widespread destruction to the state when it hit September 16, heavy rains and strong winds are forecast for the area no matter where it makes landfall. “As residents along the Gulf Coast know all too well, these storms are unpredictable, and I strongly encourage everyone to take Hurricane Delta seriously,” Ivey said. Mississippi has deployed 160,000 sandbags to low-lying counties and has nine shelters on standby to open if needed, the Mississippi Emergency Management agency tweeted Tuesday. This morning MEMA sent 160,000 sandbags to Harrison, Hancock and Jackson Counties in anticipation of Hurricane Delta.There are currently 9 shelters on STANDBY ready to open when necessary. — msema (@MSEMA) October 6, 2020 In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has placed resources on standby across the state in anticipation of potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Delta, according to a news release from the governor’s office. “Texans are urged to take immediate precautions to protect themselves from the impact of this storm,” he said. More information about Hurricane Delta on CNN, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Now if you are looking for supplements to increase your healthy lifestyle please visit Natural Health Source. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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Hurricane Sally hits southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle prompting a flood emergency and sending half a million people in the dark

Hurricane Sally makes landfall in the US. Picture: NOAA Hurricane Sally, a Category 1 storm, is pummeling southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle after it crossed land Wednesday morning, prompting water rescues, sapping power, dropping trees and leaving serious floodingas it crawls at an agonizingly slow pace. LIVE update on storm surge ramping up off causeway in Gulf Shores AL with Hurricane #Sally. Big problems developing #Category6 @NatGeoChannel — Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) September 16, 2020 “We anticipate the evacuations could literally be in the thousands,” David Morgan, sheriff of Florida’s Escambia County which includes Pensacola, said of rescuing people in flooded neighborhoods. [embedded content] Water rescues also were reported to be ongoing in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where homes flooded and trees toppled onto roofs, city spokesman Grant Brown said. A section of Pensacola’s Three-Mile Bridge that connects to the city of Gulf Breeze is missing, thanks to the storm, Morgan said. “It’s going to be a long time, folks, … to come out of this thing,” the sheriff said. [embedded content] Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores around 4:45 a.m. CT with sustained winds of 105 mph. STORM SURGE Gulf Shores AL Hurricane Sally — Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) September 16, 2020 It’s since weakened inland, with winds at 75 mph as of noon CT.With Sally’s slow pace — now around 5 mph — some areas already have collected more than 24 inches of rain and could receive up to 35 inches by storm’s end. #Sally has made landfall near Gulf Shores Alabama at 445 AM CDT as a category 2 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds were 105 mph with a minimum central pressure of 965 mb. More: — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 16, 2020 A flood emergency and a half million with no power Floodwaters have turned streets into rivers in Pensacola, Florida, images from the Associated Press show. Pieces of hazardous debris “have become too numerous to list,” police there warned. [embedded content] “Nothing is going to go away anytime soon,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told CNN. “The winds, the torrential rainfall, the slow movement and the storm surge — this is a dangerous situation all around.“ On Florida’s Pensacola Beach, sounds of transformers exploding and metal scraping along the ground — debris from torn roofs — could be heard early Wednesday. INTENSE northern eye wall of Hurricane #Sally pummeling Gulf Shores AL @MikeTheiss @NatGeoChannel @RadarOmega_WX — Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) September 16, 2020 Power has been knocked out for more than 500,000 customers in Alabama and Florida alone, utility tracker reported. The National Weather Service office in Mobile declared a flash flood emergency for “severe threat to human life & catastrophic damage from a flash flood.“ The warning zone covers parts of coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, including Gulf Shores and Pensacola. NEW Violent eye wall rocking the HERV in Gulf Shores AL about to enter the eye — Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) September 16, 2020 Up to 2 feet of rain had already fallen over the area by late morning, with more to come. Rainfall totals of 10 to 35 inches are possible from Mobile Bay to Tallahassee, Florida, forecasters say. The storm’s slow forward speed is expected to continue through Wednesday as it turns to the north and then northeast, taking with it strong winds and more flooding potential. Central Alabama and central Georgia could eventually see 4 to 12 inches of rain, with significant flash flooding possible. Parts of the Carolinas could receive 4 to 9 inches of rain by later in the week. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for much of the coast and low-lying areas from Mississippi to Florida, and shelters opened to accommodate evacuees. Hurricane Sally , Gulf Shores Alabama right now. — BANDIT XRAY ?? ⚔ (@BANDIT_XRAY) September 16, 2020 People calling for help in both states Water rescues were underway and more calls for help arriving in Alabama and Florida Wednesday morning, several local governments reported. In Alabama’s Baldwin County between Mobile and Pensacola, people were calling 911 for help, but emergency workers couldn’t immediately respond early Wednesday because conditions were unsafe, county emergency management deputy director Jenni Guerry said. In Florida’s Santa Rosa County east of Pensacola, emergency workers will respond only to high-water calls Wednesday morning because weather conditions are otherwise too dangerous for responders: Hurricane Sally landed on the same spot as Alabama’s last hurricane – the Category 3 Hurricane Ivan – 16 years ago. The floor and walls on the 16th floor of a hotel on the northern rim of Mobile Bay groaned as Sally made its way ashore. The building shook as if in the throes an extended, low-grade earthquake, and sturdy windows seemed poised to pop out, a CNN team there said. Sally is the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the US this year – the most by this point in a year since 2004. It also is the eighth named storm to make landfall in the US, the most by September 16 on record. More information on CNN, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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