Blanca grows into major hurricane off Mexican coast

Blanca mushroomed into a major hurricane off Mexico`s Pacific coast on Wednesday but could weaken before making landfall in the tourist-friendly Baja California peninsula, forecasters said.

Climate change boosting hurricane intensity
Climate change boosting hurricane intensity

The fewer but powerful hurricanes that the world has witnessed in recent years are likely due to the warming climate, a new study says.

Hurricane-strength winds batter northern Europe, hit travel

Hurricane-force winds lashed parts of northern Europe on Tuesday, including Germany and the Netherlands, causing flights to be cancelled, snarling some train services and hitting port traffic.

Huge storm hits US West Coast, two dead

The US West Coast`s most ferocious storm in years triggered rockslides, power outages and hurricane force winds on Friday in southern California, a day after claiming two lives in the Northwest.

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Storm passes dangerously close to Hawaiian island

Hawaii residents watched, waited and hoped for the best as a hurricane lost force but churned dangerously close early Sunday, threatening to batter several islands with wind and rain.

Hurricane Gonzalo plunges Bermuda into darkness

Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda as a strong category two storm, knocking down trees, damaging a hospital and plunging most of the island's terrified residents into the dark.

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on the Bahamas

Hurricane Gonzalo churned in the Atlantic, bringing intense winds and threatening to deluge the Bahamas, US forecasters said.

Gonzalo gathers strength as major hurricane

Gonzalo gathered strength as a major hurricane Wednesday, packing winds of 125 mile (200 kilometers) an hour as it headed over the Atlantic toward Bermuda, US forecasters said.

Gonzalo surges to hurricane force in Atlantic: US forecasters

Tropical Storm Gonzalo has surged to hurricane force east of the Caribbean basin, and forecasters said it was likely to grow stronger, issuing warnings for the St Martin and British Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Simon intensifies off Mexico's coast

Simon has strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.

Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico

Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico`s Baja California peninsula on Monday, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people.

Looting erupts after hurricane thrashes Mexico resorts

Looters ransacked shops in Mexico`s Los Cabos beach Monday after Hurricane Odile destroyed homes, flooded streets and wrecked hotels packed with tourists.

Powerful hurricane Odile barrels through Mexico's Baja tourist haven

 Hurricane Odile barreled into the Mexican beach Mecca of Baja California early on Monday, lashing luxury resorts and ripping trees from their roots as tens of thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters.

Norbert hits hurricane strength off Mexico

Tropical Storm Norbert surged to hurricane strength late Wednesday off Mexico`s Pacific coast, forecasters said.

Mexico on alert as Hurricane Marie threatens coast

Six Mexican states were on high alert Saturday for a strengthening Hurricane Marie, warning that torrential rain could trigger mudslides and cause rivers to break their banks.

Tropical Storm Arthur upgraded to hurricane off US

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into the first hurricane of the season today as it moved up the US East Coast just in time to disrupt the July 4 holiday.

Hurricane forms off Mexico, strengthens rapidly

Miami-based forecasters say the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season has formed far off Mexico`s coast.

Hurricane Cristina strengthens off coast of Mexico: US

Cristina has quickly strengthened into a category three hurricane off the southwest coast of Mexico, the US National Hurricane Center said today.

Hurricanes with female names deadlier

Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists said.