Tropical Storm Isaac hit the Caribbean and it strengthened on Friday as its lashing rains took aim at Haiti.
It is not expected to become a hurricane until it reach the Gulf of Mexico early next week.
Forecasters said Isaac would hit Cuba and the southern tip of Florida before making landfall anywhere from the Florida Panhandle in the northwestern part of the state to Alabama and as far west as New Orleans.
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On Sunday August 28, 2011, the center of Hurricane Irene passed over the Central Park in New York City at midmorning with the storm packing 65 mph winds.
Heavy rains flooded some areas in New York City.
At least 26 people were killed in the US East Coast so far because of the hurricane.
The hurricane also caused some tornado.
Some areas in the U.S. East Coast are still flooded.
Hurricane Irene is still a dangerous Category 1 as storm nears North Carolina.
Hurricane warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York.
As of 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, the Category 3 Hurricane Irene was centered about 65 miles (105 kilometers) east-northeast of Nassau in the Bahamas.
Early Thursday, the storm was thrashing the Bahamas with widespread damage reported on at least two southern islands, the Acklins and Crooked islands >>>please click here<<<.
Now the monstrous Hurricane Irene is heading to the US East Coast Seaboard threatening 65 million people along a shore-hugging path from North Carolina to New England.
Irene barreled through the Turks and Caicos Islands late Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, blowing off some roofs, flooding roads and downing power lines.
In Puerto Rico, Irene caused heavy flooding, landslides and Gov. Luis Fortuno said on Wednesday that 765 people remain in shelters, two days after he declared a state of emergency.
In the Dominican Republic, flooding, rising rivers and mudslides have prompted the government to evacuate nearly 38,000 people.
In Bahamas, Capt. Stephen Russell tells The Associated Press that the Category 3 hurricane had at least caused 90 percent of the homes in the settlements on Acklins and Crooked islands severely damaged or destroyed >>> please click here for updated photos <<<.
Irene was expected to become a Category 4 hurricane by Thursday as it passes over the northwestern Bahamas en route to the eastern U.S. coast, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.
It is a Category 1 hurricane.
The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.
There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes.
The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.
A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.
Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.
It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.
Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.
The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.
This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.
Hurricane Paula hit Cancun, Mexico on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.
It was a category 2 hurricane but later weaken to a category 1 hurricane.
It was a tropical storm when it hit Havana, Cuba on Thursday.
Havana is the capital of Cuba.
Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?
If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.
Tourist started to evacuate Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and tourists were largely gone from North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency.
Emergency officials on Cape Cod braced for their first major storm since
Bob brought winds of up to 100 mph to coastal New England in August 1991.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Earl battered tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roof-ripping winds Monday as it rapidly intensified into a major Category 4 storm taking a path projected to menace the United States. (AP News)