Nov 26, 2008
A record number of consecutive hurricanes made landfall on the U.S. East Coast this year, making it one of the most active storm seasons ever, government meteorologists report today.
The Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends Sunday, delivered a total of 16 named storms, including six consecutive tropical cyclones — Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike — to the mainland. Eight were hurricanes, five of which were major storms of Category 3 strength or more, the National Hurricane Center says. (Category 3 storms carry winds of 111-to-130 miles, or 178-to-209 kilometers, per hour.)
Nov 9, 2008
Hurricane Paloma struck Cuba as a powerful Category 4 hurricane early this morning, bringing coastal floods and knocking over a communications tower, the CBC reports. It began weakening as soon as it moved over land, however, and by 10 a.m. Eastern Time, was downgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center.
At that time, the storm was centered near Camaguey, Cuba, and its maximum sustained winds were 60 mph (95 km/hr).
Cuba's government had evacuated hundreds of thousands of people in the storm's path, and so far no deaths or injuries have been reported.
Paloma is expected to continue weakening until it is a weak area of low pressure by Monday.
Nov 8, 2008
The hurricane-battered island of Cuba will likely suffer more damage this weekend at the hands of Hurricane Paloma, which strengthened this morning into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm.
As of 7 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday, after dumping rain on the Cayman Islands, Paloma was traveling northeast at about 8 mph (13 km/hr), packing winds of 140 mph (225 km/hr), according to the National Hurricane Center.
It is on track to make landfall in Cuba at about 1 a.m. Sunday, probably just slightly weaker than its current strength, and could produce up to 20 feet of storm surge along the coast there.
The Caymans and Cuba are expected to get up to ten inches (25 cm) of rain by the time the storm passes. Jamaica will likely get about 1-3 inches (2.5-7.5 cm) of rain.
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