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BOSTON — The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Odette, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, the NHC also is monitoring a disturbance in the tropical Atlantic which could become Tropical Storm Peter and approach the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

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MIAMI — It’s just past the peak of hurricane season, and the tropics are teeming with activity. Two disturbances in the Atlantic are expected to become tropical depressions or tropical storms within days, one of which is forecast to bring high surf and, potentially, tropical-storm-force winds, forecasters said. The first

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit five miles southwest of St. Thomas at 3:24 today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The moderate quake struck 2.5 miles underground at 18.285°N  64.986°W, according to the USGS. “Wow, I didn’t feel anything here on St Thomas,” Danielle Vanessa Lief said. “Whoa! That’s

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CHRISTIANSTED — In a move that it says is necessary to “remain viable in a competitive market,” Limetree Bay Terminals announced it will slash more than a quarter of its workforce just two weeks before Christmas. “Business activity has decreased following the indefinite closure of the Limetree Bay Refinery,” the

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MIAMI —The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two systems in the Atlantic, with chances increasing for development into tropical depressions later in the week.  The next names in the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be Odette and Peter.  1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure area located a few hundred miles

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HOUSTON —Tropical Storm Nicholas hit the Texas coast early this morning as a hurricane and dumped more than a foot of rain along the same area swamped by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, drenching storm-battered Louisiana, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people and bringing the potential for life-threatening flash

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MIAMI — The center of Tropical Storm Nicholas was located by reconnaissance aircraft near latitude 20.5 North, longitude 94.8 West. Nicholas is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A slower northward or north-northeastward motion is forecast by

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BASSE-TERRE — The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.1 quake in Guadeloupe near Abymes. The earthquake hit in the evening on Thursday, September 9th, 2021, at 8:43 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 46 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the

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MIAMI — A weather system located over Honduras and the western Caribbean Sea has a 40 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said this morning. “A tropical depression is likely to form Sunday or Monday before the system moves onshore

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Incident Management personnel from Sector San Juan are responding to an active oil discharge from an unknown source that is affecting piers four through six in San Juan Harbor and the proximate storm drainage system on land. Coast Guard Incident Management Division personnel are monitoring the oil

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