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Tropical Storm Erin forms in Atlantic Ocean
Tropical Storm Erin has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, off of the Cape Verde Islands. Erin is expected to move over the open Atlantic over the next five days. By Tuesday, the system is forecast to still be east of Puerto Rico.
Another system is churning in the Caribbean, heading into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 50% chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. Mid-August into October is typically the most active part of the US hurricane season.
Read more from Accuweather.com.
Graphic: National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Erin forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Erin has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, off of the Cape Verde Islands. Erin is expected to move over the open Atlantic over the next five days. By Tuesday, the system is forecast to still be east of Puerto Rico.

Another system is churning in the Caribbean, heading into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 50% chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. Mid-August into October is typically the most active part of the US hurricane season.

Read more from Accuweather.com.

Graphic: National Hurricane Center


UPDATE: US House of Representatives passes partial Sandy relief bill
11:35 a.m. EST: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to provide $9.7 billion in funding for the National Flood Insurance Program for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill is the 1st part of a $60 billion package that the House will finish considering on Jan. 15, NBC News reports.The bill now goes to the Senate, which plans to pass the bill by unanimous consent in an effort to send the bill to President Obama as quickly as possible.
10:27 a.m. EST: Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a partial relief bill for victims of Superstorm Sandy. A vote is expected this morning. Watch the proceedings on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, joined by other New York area-lawmakers, express their anger after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the previous term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy’s victims in Washington on Jan. 2, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

UPDATE: US House of Representatives passes partial Sandy relief bill

11:35 a.m. EST: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to provide $9.7 billion in funding for the National Flood Insurance Program for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill is the 1st part of a $60 billion package that the House will finish considering on Jan. 15, NBC News reports.

The bill now goes to the Senate, which plans to pass the bill by unanimous consent in an effort to send the bill to President Obama as quickly as possible.

10:27 a.m. EST: Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a partial relief bill for victims of Superstorm Sandy. A vote is expected this morning. Watch the proceedings on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, joined by other New York area-lawmakers, express their anger after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the previous term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy’s victims in Washington on Jan. 2, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

BREAKING: US economy adds 146,000 jobs in November

The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.

AP reports:

Hiring remained steady during the storm and in the face of looming tax increases. But the government said employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in October and September than initially estimated. And the unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in October mostly because more people stopped looking for work and weren’t counted as unemployed.

Photo: A man walks past destroyed homes on the Rockaway Peninsula in the Queens borough of New York on Nov. 27, 2012. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

New York mass transit to shut down in preparation for Sandy

NBC New York: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that subways, buses and commuter rails will begin shutting down at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bridges and tunnels will close on a “case by case basis.”

The announcement comes as Hurricane Sandy roars towards the Northeast US; it is expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the southern New Jersey coast.

Photo: Commuters exit the Canal St. A, C and E subway station which was boarded up with plywood to help prevent flooding on Oct. 27 in New York City. (Mary Altaffer / AP)

If that’s a category 1 storm, I don’t want to go through anything stronger.

Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, speaking on WWL-TV about the intensity and damage Hurricane Isaac has caused.

More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Isaac’s storm surge overtops levee in Louisiana community
New Orleans’ levees and pumps are holding up to the rain and storm surge caused by Hurricane Isaac, but areas outside the defense network saw flooding, including an 18-mile stretch in Plaquemines Parish where up to 12 feet of water invaded streets and homes.Up to 60 people appear to be trapped, NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reported from the area. Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Isaac’s storm surge overtops levee in Louisiana community

New Orleans’ levees and pumps are holding up to the rain and storm surge caused by Hurricane Isaac, but areas outside the defense network saw flooding, including an 18-mile stretch in Plaquemines Parish where up to 12 feet of water invaded streets and homes.

Up to 60 people appear to be trapped, NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reported from the area. Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tropical Storm Isaac getting better organized in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Isaac is currently centered about 210 miles east of Guadeloupe with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Isaac is expected to strengthen and could become a hurricane by Thursday.

Some computer models show Isaac striking Florida, including the Tampa Bay area, during next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, The Associated Press reports.

Photo: NOAA satellite image

NOAA predicts ‘near-normal’ Atlantic hurricane season
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters say they expect this year’s June 1-Nov. 30 Atlantic hurricane season to will produce 9-15 named tropical storms. NOAA forecasters say 4-8 of these may grow into 74 mph or stronger hurricanes, and 1 to 3 may become major hurricanes with winds faster than 111 mph.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Bud is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean. AP reports a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch is in effect for Mexico’s Pacific coast from Punto Telmo to Cabo Corrientes.
Photo: Hurricane Bud is seen in this image provided by NASA, taken at 2 a.m. EDT on May 24, 2012. (NASA via AP)

NOAA predicts ‘near-normal’ Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters say they expect this year’s June 1-Nov. 30 Atlantic hurricane season to will produce 9-15 named tropical storms. NOAA forecasters say 4-8 of these may grow into 74 mph or stronger hurricanes, and 1 to 3 may become major hurricanes with winds faster than 111 mph.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Bud is gaining strength in the Pacific Ocean. AP reports a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch is in effect for Mexico’s Pacific coast from Punto Telmo to Cabo Corrientes.

Photo: Hurricane Bud is seen in this image provided by NASA, taken at 2 a.m. EDT on May 24, 2012. (NASA via AP)

Irene - West Chelsea by scott witt on Flickr.

A taxi on a flooded street in West Chelsea, NYC, August 28, 2011.

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A friend is streaming live video from her home in Jacksonville, North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to make landfall near her area tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. ET. Watch the live video on ProducerMatthew.com here. (Video: MommyBrainReports.com

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