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Arthur Now a Hurricane, Significant Threat to the Mid-Atlantic States

July 3, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season as of the 8am advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

TS Arthur Brings Minimal Impact To Central FL, May Hit NC As Hurricane

July 2, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - The tropical storm watch from Flagler Beach to Sebastian Inlet has been called off as the Atlantic hurricane season's first named system moves away from Central Florida's shore, but some rain and gusty winds are still possible. Tropical Storm Arthur's new track shows it may be taking aim at North Carolina's coast.

Tropical Storm Arthur Forms Off Florida's East Coast

July 1, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is swirling off Central Florida's coastline, about 70 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral. Tropical Storm Arthur is packing 40 mile-per-hour winds and moving slowly northwest.

Ten Years, Dozens of Layoffs and One Economic Downturn Later, Hurricane Prep Falls More on Shoulders of Residents Than Before

June 24, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando - It's hurricane season, and emergency managers and forecasters agree that people should start preparing for storms before they happen. It's a lesson learned from the devastating 2004 hurricane season. But one economic downturn, dozens of local government layoffs and ten years later, the responsibility of storm prep falls more on the shoulders of residents now than ever before.

Update: Tropical Storm Andrea Makes Landfall, Central Florida Begins Clearing

June 6, 2013 | WMFE - The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Andrea is making landfall in Florida's Big Bend, as of the 5pm update.

Update: Tropical Storm Bands Lash Central Florida with Wind and Rain

June 6, 2013 | WMFE - As of the 2pm update, Tropical Storm Andrea is centered 35 miles west-southwest of Cedar Key, with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 140 miles east of the center.

Tropical Storm Andrea Brings Heavy Rain, High Winds to Central Florida

June 6, 2013 | WMFE - Less than a week into the Atlantic hurricane season, Florida is preparing for its first named storm. Tropical Storm Andrea organized and strengthened significantly overnight in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's west coast.

Florida Utilities Sending Workers to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

October 30, 2012 | WMFE - Hundreds of power crews are on their way to Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic states this morning to help return electric service in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

President Obama Cancels Orlando Appearance

October 29, 2012 | WMFE - President barack Obama decided early this morning to head back to the White House as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Northern Atlantic with New York City and Washington DC in its path. The president had secheduled a campaign rally at the University of Central Florida this morning.

Several Thousand Without Power as Sandy Moves Along the Coast

October 26, 2012 | WMFE - As Hurricane Sandy blows north along Central Florida's coastline, the area is experiencing high winds with strong gusts. Along the coast in Brevard and Volusia Counties gusts of 40 to 50 mph are reportedly blowing onshore. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Florida's East Coast from the upper Florida Keys to Flagler Beach.

Brevard County Closes Schools Friday, Braces for Sideswipe from Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012 | WMFE - The Brevard County School District has announced schools will be closed Friday, when Hurricane Sandy is expected to draw parallel to Central Florida's east coast. School district officials say child care and after-school activities will also be canceled.

Sandy Bears Down on Bahamas, Prompts Warnings for Central Florida Coast

October 25, 2012 | WMFE - As of the 11:00am update, the center of Hurricane Sandy is northeast of Cuba. The storm is a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. It is moving north at 18 miles per hour.

Hurricane Sandy Spurs Watch for Central Florida Coast

October 24, 2012 | WMFE - The east coast of Central Florida is under a tropical storm watch as the eye of Hurricane Sandy moves over Jamaica.

Updated: Storms in Texas Delay Endeavour's Final Flight

September 17, 2012 | WMFE - The final flight of space shuttle Endeavour from Cape Canaveral to Los Angeles has been postponed for two days because of stormy weather along the planned flight path.

"Spawn of Isaac" Could Impact Florida

September 5, 2012 | WMFE - A remnant of Hurricane Isaac has drawn back into the Gulf of Mexico and is hovering between the coasts of Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. Meteorologists say the low-pressure system could strengthen, become a named storm, and possibly threaten Central Florida...again.

Flooding from Isaac Remains in South Florida

September 3, 2012 | WMFE - Even though Florida did not take a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac, the storm had an unexpected impact on parts of the state. South Florida is still dealing with the history-making flood waters that Isaac left behind.

Palm Beach County Deals with Flooding from Issac

September 3, 2012 | WMFE - There's no day off today for the multi-agency task force responding to residents in western Palm Beach County where many are still stuck in their homes by the standing floodwater left behind by Tropical Storm Isaac. For the sixth straight day, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews, sheriff's deputies and wildlife officers are going door to door in the waterlogged communities.

Isaac Douses Central Florida

August 27, 2012 | WMFE - Tropical Storm Isaac churned away into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday after dumping rain on Central Florida. The National Weather Service says it expects up to 6 inches total rainfall from the storm.

Governor Scott Eyes Potential Panhandle Trouble as Isaac Strengthens

August 27, 2012 | WMFE - Governor Rick Scott is telling Florida Panhandle residents to prepare, as Tropical Storm Isaac gains steam and heads for the northern gulf coast.

Isaac Moving Toward Northern Gulf Coast

August 27, 2012 | WMFE - Tropical Storm Isaac is moving northwest through the Gulf of Mexico this morning. The 8:00 am update from the National Weather Service shows the storm about 360 miles southeast of New Orleans and about 220 miles northwest of Key West moving West/Northwest at 14 mph with maximum winds of about 65 MPH.

Storm Track Takes Issac Away From West Coast of Florida.

August 26, 2012 | WMFE - As of 5pm the National Hurricane Center is dropping the tropical storm watches counties in the eastern part of Florida. The hurricane warning in the Florida Keys and the west coast of Florida is also being reduced to a tropical storm warning.

Parts of Central Florida Placed Under Tropical Storm Warning and Watch

August 25, 2012 | WMFE - The National Hurricane Center is placing Florida's east coast from the Florida Keys to Sebastian Inlet under a tropical storm warning. Meanwhile a tropical storm watch has been placed from Sebastian Inlet to Flagler Beach. That includes Volusia, Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Lake Counties.

Isaac Pointing Toward Gulf But RNC Still Set for Monday

August 24, 2012 | WMFE - The most recent forecast tracks show Tropical Storm Isaac moving northwest into the Gulf late this weekend possibly crossing the Florida Keys by Sunday. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say the forecast path has shifted west to a track that could point the storm toward landfall along the north Florida Panhandle or near the Alabama-Mississippi border Tuesday night. But hurricane experts say it's too early to know what track the storm will follow. The Gulf Coast, including Tampa, site of the Republican National Convention, is still potentially in the storm's path.

State Officials Brace for Isaac's Effect on Republican National Convention

August 23, 2012 | WMFE - No one exactly knows how Tropical Storm Isaac will impact Florida, but officials are preparing for the worst. State leaders are bracing for the possibility of a major hurricane bearing down on Tampa Bay during the Republican National Convention.

Isaac's Path Shifts Slightly in the Gulf, Still Expected to Affect Florida

August 23, 2012 | WMFE - Tropical Storm Isaac's projected five-day path has continued to move slightly west of Florida's coastline once it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. However, Florida remains in the cone of uncertainty, and meteorologists say the state will likely feel some effects from Isaac.

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