by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) July 10, 2012
Hurricane Emilia weakened to a category three storm over the Pacific on Tuesday, and was expected to continue to lose punch, forecasters said.
At 2100 GMT on Tuesday, the storm was churning about 1,110 kilometres (690 miles) off the southern tip of Baja California, packing top winds of 205 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour) as it moved west-northwest.
"Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours," said a statement from the National Hurricane Center, adding there were no immediate threats to land.
Elsewhere in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Daniel continued to weaken about 2,020 kilometers (1,255 miles) east of Hilo, Hawaii, and could become a post-tropical remnant low by Thursday, the NHC added.
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Debby hits land as Florida braces for more floods
Miami (AFP) June 26, 2012
Tropical storm Debby hit land as it arrived on Florida's Gulf Coast on Tuesday, threatening to dump another round of heavy rains on areas already reeling from flooding, US forecasters said. Debby, which has been raking the coast with strong winds and rains since the weekend, swept over Steinhatchee in north-central Florida as it headed eastward to the Atlantic Ocean, where it is expected by ... read more
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