Tropical Storm Alex heads toward Bermuda with high winds

Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was headed toward Bermuda on Sunday after dumping rain on parts of Florida, flooding some roads. Alex reached tropical storm force after strengthening off Florida’s east coast early Sunday. National Hurricane Center forecasters said at 8 am (1200 GMT) that Alex had maximum … Read more

Florida storm: Tropical system moves off Florida shore toward Bahamas, leaves flooding behind

CNN — Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding hit South Florida Saturday, with up to 11 inches falling in some spots since Friday and cars stalled on streets in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The city of Miami warned Saturday afternoon several roads were not accessible. At least one beach was temporarily closed. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue … Read more

As South Florida gets soaked by a tropical system, officials warn of potential for flooding

CNN — Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding hits South Florida Saturday, with up to 11 inches falling in some spots since Friday and cars stalled on streets in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The city of Miami warned Saturday afternoon several roads were not accessible. At least one beach was temporarily closed. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue … Read more

Alex: Tropical storm watch issued for Florida

CNN — The National Hurricane Center is concerned about a broad swath of showers and thunderstorms over the Yucatán Peninsula that could turn into Tropical Storm Alex or a tropical depression before hitting Florida on Saturday. On Thursday afternoon, NHC began referring to the system as Potential Tropical Cyclone 1 and issued a tropical storm … Read more