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Storm Surge Emergency Issued for Marco Island and Naples Florida from Hurricane Irma

  • The National Hurricane Center has issued an urgent warning about a powerful storm surge for Marco Island and the Naples are of Florida. The water is expected to rise very quickly. The warning reads, "...URGENT...WATER LEVELS FROM STORM SURGE TO RISE RAPIDLY IN THE NAPLES AND MARCO ISLAND AREA..." Read more... September 10, 2017

  • Video Shows Dried Up Beach in Bahamas from Hurricane Irma

  • Hurricane Irma dried up some beaches at low tide in the Bahamas. The water was likely in fairly shallow bay for this to occur. Hurricanes have been known to do this in the past. It can happen with powerful hurricanes when the winds are blowing offshore. It is more frequently noticeable with smaller bodies of water, particular rivers and creeks. Read more... September 9, 2017

  • Tornado Threat from Hurricane Irma for Southeastern Florida

  • Hurricanes are known to spawn tornadoes especially on the northeast side of the storm. Some hurricanes spwan many more tornadoes than others. Hurricane Ivan spawned 117 tornadoes over a 3 day period in 2004. Hurricane Harvey resulted in hundreds of tornado warnings for the Houston metropolitan area. Some of these tornadoes caused damage. Hurricane spawned tornadoes tend to be much weaker and shorter lived than the powerful torndaoes in the plains but they can still cause damage. Read more... September 9, 2017

  • U.S. Rainfall Potential From Hurricane Irma

  • Rain should not be forgotten as a potential threat from Hurricane Irma. Rainfall and tropical storm force winds will begin in southern Florida well before the stronger hurricane winds arrive. Heavy rain can continue well after the core of the storm passes if a feeder band sets up over the same area. Inland flooding is one of the biggest killers with hurricanes. Read more... September 8, 2017

  • Videos Show Devastation in St. Martin from Hurricane Irma

  • These videos contain raw footage of the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma in St. Martin. Irma was a category five hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph when it passed over the island in the northeast Caribbean. The island measures 34 square miles (87 square kilometers). Read more... September 8, 2017

  • Miami Local Statement for Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Gives Dire Warnings

  • Hurricane Irma is an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane headed for the Florida peninsula. The National Hurricane Center forecast cone has Irma making landfall somewhere in south Florida on Sunday as a major hurricane (likely Cat 4 or Cat 5) and move up the peninsula into Georgia. Irma is expected to impact heavily populated areas of Florida including the Miami metropolitan area. If it takes this predicted path Irma will likely become the costliest storm in U.S. history. Read more... September 7, 2017

  • New Crab Species is Covered in Star-Shaped Tubercles

  • A newly discovered crab species is covered in star-shaped tubercles. The crab species was found in red coral beds during a survey of a seamount by Peng-Chia-Yu Island, Taiwan. The crab species has also been found in the Philippines. Read more... August 29, 2017

  • Eye Disease Transmitting Oriental Eye Fly Found in China

  • The Oriental eye fly (Siphunculina funicola) has been discovered in China for the first time. The fly transmits conjunctivitis and other eye diseases to humans and domestic animals. Three new species from the same genus were also discovered. Read more... August 24, 2017

  • Yellow Sea Snake in Nighttime Ambush Posture

  • This yellow sea snake is pictured in an ambush posture. The snake was recently identified as a new subspecies of yellow sea snake. It hangs upside down at night from the water surface to feed on small fish as they pass by. Read more... August 23, 2017

  • Australian Teen Left Bleeding After Rare Attack by Sea Fleas

  • An Australian teen suffered severe bleeding from multiple sea flea bites after wading in the ocean water. Sam Kanizay didn't realize he was bleeding until after he left the cold water at Melbourne's Dendy Street Beach in Brighton. ABC News Australia reports that the teen's family says his legs were bloodied and covered in the tiny creatures when he walked out of the water. Read more... August 7, 2017

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