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RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — Tropical Storm Hermine gave a wet and windy punch to Texas on Tuesday but left only minor scrapes in the storm-weary Rio Grande Valley, which is proving resilient this hurricane season after taking a third tropical system on the chin.

Hermine lost steam after crossing into Texas with tropical-storm strength. A peeled-back motel roof in the coastal farming town of Raymondville and scattered power outages were about the Read the rest of this entry »

MIAMI, June 1 (UPI) — The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season began Monday with a tropical wave reported over the Caribbean Sea and one tropical depression already spent.

The season that runs through Nov. 30 is forecast to be “near-normal” or average by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and various academics.

NOAA predicts a 70 percent chance of nine to14 named storms, of which four to seven could become hurricanes. Read the rest of this entry »