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US Senator Calls for Investigation of Cruise Ship in StormFederal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.
South Florida Records Rainiest January Since 1932South Florida's water managers say the region has recorded its rainiest January since 1932.
Possible Tornado Tosses Vehicle Along Florida TurnpikeA possible tornado picked up a southbound vehicle on Florida's Turnpike near Fort Lauderdale and dropped it in the northbound lane as a line of severe storms hit the area, officials said Wednesday morning.
East Coast Digging Out After Massive Weekend BlizzardEast Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service.
Washington in Bullseye of Potentially Historic StormThe forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation's capital like the UFO from "Independence Day." Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land on Washington.
Rare January Hurricane Moves Closer to Mid-Atlantic AzoresA rare January hurricane in the Atlantic closed in on the Azores on Friday, with authorities in the Portuguese islands warning of waves up to 18 meters (60 feet) high, wind gusts up to 160 kph (100 mph) and torrential rain.
Mexico Braces For Strongest Hurricane In Western HemisphereHurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day.
South Carolina Flood: Door-To-Door Searches, Swamped RoadsDays of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues.
Tropical Storm Henri Moving North In AtlanticThe storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast during the next day or so.
More Coastal Nuisance Flooding Forecast For Coming Months Federal scientists said Wednesday they expect nuisance flooding to increase in many places along the nation's coasts in coming months.
Study: Are We Shifting To Fewer, Weaker Atlantic Hurricanes? A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades.
State of Emergency Declared In Florida; Tropical Storm NearsFlorida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika poses a "severe threat to the entire state" and declared a state of emergency.

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