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Tropical Storm Erika track goes farther west

The 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center has moved the official track of Tropical Storm Erika further to the west.

Forecasters said a general west northwest motion is expected for the next two days as Erika moves around the edges of a subtropical ridge. 84 more words

Tropical Storm Erika responsible for deaths and destruction

Tropical Storm Erika is hammering the islands on its way to Florida with torrential rain and flooding.

At least four people died in Dominica yesterday and 20 are missing, according to the Associated Press. 156 more words

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 What happens when Saturday’s super moon and Tropical Storm Erika collide?

In the middle of all the news about Tropical Storm Erika comes one of 2015’s super moons, a full moon coinciding with its closest point to Earth in its orbit. 250 more words

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Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency ahead of Erika

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency ahead of Erika.

Issued this morning, the declaration says that Tropical Storm Erika is expected to travel up the spine of Florida and designates the director of the division of emergency management as the coordinating officer for the duration of the emergency. 222 more words

Souped-up storm tracking technology still needs humans

National Hurricane Center meteorologists use a slew of sophisticated storm tracking models to determine the official cone of uncertainty watched so closely by cyclone-threatened areas. 504 more words

Erika expected to stay a tropical storm, head up center of Florida

Tropical Storm Erika is not expected to strengthen to a hurricane as predicted all week, maintaining 60 mph winds as it meets up with Florida on Monday. 458 more words

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Tropical Storm Erika to Face Land Interaction on Friday with Long Term Repercussions for Florida, Bahamas

Front and Center: Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Florida. Also in the future: Flooding. It is finally starting to clear out in Dominica after a day of rainfall totaling more than 12″. 1,397 more words

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