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Hurricane Iselle's outer bands bring rain to Hawaii as shown by LIVESTORMSMEDIA.COM

Iselle lashing Hawaii as tropical storm

Overnight, Hurricane Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm, just as people in Hawaii began to feel it start to lash the Big Island.

There are still concerns about storm surges, flooding and mudslides.

Projected path of Tropical Storm Karen

Gulf coast preps for Tropical Storm Karen

Tropical storm Karen could be a hurricane by the time it hits the U.S. this weekend.

The threat has some furloughed FEMA employees being called back to work.

Tropical storm Gabrielle

Weak Gabrielle set to drench Puerto Rico

Tropical storm warnings are up for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as Tropical Storm Gabrielle gets closer.

Gabrielle is a weak storm with 40 mph winds but it will throw a lot of rain at the islands.

Chantal forecast map, July 10

No monster: Weakened Chantal could still hit U.S.

Tropical Storm Chantal hasn’t blown up into a monster, and it looks like things will stay that way.

The satellite presentation of the storm didn't look too impressive overnight, but Chantal still has signs of life, with new storms developing around its center Wednesday morning. This should be short-lived as Chantal breezes over the mountainous terrain of Haiti this afternoon. Tropical storm warnings are posted for Haiti and the Dominican Republic for Wednesday, but winds aren’t expected to get over 45 mph. Rain will be the main threat for Hispaniola.

Tropical storm Chantal forms

Chantal could soak Florida by Friday

The third named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is racing toward the Lesser Antilles.

Chantal should breeze through the region Monday night with winds near 50 mph. It is a fast mover, rushing to the west at around 25 mph.

Projected path of Tropical Storm Andrea from the National Hurricane Center

Southern soaker Andrea spins up in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Andrea is off the west Florida coast and will make landfall as a weak tropical storm in the Big Bend of FL this evening or late afternoon.

Andrea is pretty typical as far as early season storms go.  It formed on the spot they always do -- in the Gulf of Mexico where the water is warmest. 

More than 1,000 rescued in Isaac's wake

More than 1,000 rescued in Isaac's wake

Right now, search and rescue teams are preparing to go out again looking for people stranded by floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Isaac.

They rescued more than 1,000 people and pets yesterday from flooded homes in Louisiana. Many of those people never expected to need to be rescued. Some stayed put because their homes had never flooded before -- not even during Hurricane Katrina.

Obama on Isaac: 'Not the time to tempt fate'

Obama on Isaac: 'Not the time to tempt fate'

Isaac is now a hurricane with winds of 75 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Officials warn it should be taken very seriously.

President Obama said Tuesday that Gulf Coast residents need to listen to local officials and follow their directions, including if they tell you to evacuate.

Katrina & Isaac: Different storms, yet eerily similar

Katrina & Isaac: Different storms, yet eerily similar

Isaac and Katrina are two different storms, but they share some unsettling similarities: 

  • The path of Isaac just came away from the western Florida coastline Monday morning and is churning up the Gulf of Mexico. Katrina did the same thing.
     
  • Isaac is moving to the west-northwest and should eventually steer to the northwest and head for the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline Tuesday night. Look at Katrina’s ultimate path: it did the same thing.
     
  • It appears that Isaac will make landfall late Tuesday night or early Wednesday, August 29. Katrina made landfall near Buras, Louisiana on … August 29, seven years ago.
     
READ MORE: Isaac makes way toward Gulf Coast

Isaac makes way toward Gulf Coast

Isaac makes way toward Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast residents from Florida to Louisiana are being told to evacuate as Tropical Storm Isaac begins to track across the Gulf of Mexico.  Nearly 9,000 residents who live in Jean Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria in Louisiana are under a mandatory evacuation order. 

The storm has been veering west since slamming Haiti and soaking Cuba.

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