Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Fred and tropical depression Grace

Florida prepares for Tropical Storm Fred and tropical depression Grace

Florida could face Tropical Storms Fred and Grace in a matter of days. Fred is expected to hit land in the western Florida Panhandle on Monday afternoon or evening. Grace could hit parts of the southeastern US with heavy rains and high winds by the end of the week. A tropical storm warning was in … Read more

Tropical storms Fred, Grace roar through Caribbean, eye Florida

Tropical storms Fred, Grace roar through Caribbean, eye Florida

Most of the Florida Panhandle was issued a tropical storm warning on Sunday as the remains of Fred targeted the coast and tropical storm Grace threatened to follow suit later in the week. Fred, who regained tropical storm status early Sunday, could blow up parts of the panhandle with up to a foot of rain … Read more

Storm forecast to arrive in Florida panhandle Monday

Tropical Depression Fred's prediction trail.

A tropical storm warning for the Florida Keys was suspended on Saturday when Tropical Depression Fred weakened into a tropical wave, the National Hurricane Center said. Florida could see two storm landings in a matter of days as Tropical Storm Grace gains speed. Fred is expected to reform Sunday as he crosses the Gulf of … Read more

Tropical Storm Fred forms in Atlantic with Florida in forecast path

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image shows tropical storm Fred near Puerto Rico late Tuesday.

Fred would be the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The probability that the fault will develop into a tropical storm is 90% within 48 hours. Most of Florida remains in the system’s five-day forecast cone. SARASOTA, Florida – Tropical Storm Fred developed south of Puerto Rico late Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center … Read more

Opinion | ‘Freedom,’ Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster

Opinion | ‘Freedom,’ Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not stupid. However, he is ambitious and extremely cynical. So when he says things that sound stupid, it is worth asking why. And his recent statements on Covid-19 help us understand why so many Americans still die from the disease or become seriously ill. The background to this is the … Read more

Hurricane Elsa downgraded to tropical storm; Florida in path next week

The forecast for Hurricane Elsa shows it will approach Florida early next week.

Elsa, the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic storm season, was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday and was on track to hit Florida by early next week. “We are pretty confident that we will see at least one tropical storm that will hit many Florida communities,” said Governor Ron DeSantis at a surfside … Read more

June 27, 2021 Surfside, Florida building collapse news

At least 156 missing after partial building collapse near Miami

Search and rescue teams are searching for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South apartment building on June 27 in Surfside, Florida. Giorgio Viera / AFP / Getty Images A Surfside City official assured residents of Champlain Towers South at a meeting in November 2018 that their building was “in very good … Read more