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Barbuda Completely Devastated, Civilization Extinguished — and Along Comes Maria

If you are thinking about visiting the clear waters and pink sands of Barbuda at any time in the near future, forget about it: “The damage is complete. For the first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda — a civilization that has existed on that island for over 300 years has now been extinguished.”

Ronald Sanders has served as the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States since 2015 — and he…

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Travel Alert September 2017: Tropical Storm Maria to Impact Eastern Caribbean Islands

If eastern islands of the Caribbean Sea are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects from Tropical Storm Maria.

Maximum sustained winds of Tropical Storm Maria — which is currently in the Atlantic Ocean and moving west northwest at a speed of 15 miles per hour — are at…

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Travel Alert September 2017: Tropical Storm Norma to Affect Western Mexico

If southern portions of the peninsula of Baja California Sur and western Mexico are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Tropical Storm Norma.

Maximum sustained winds of this storm — which is currently in the Pacific Ocean 85 miles east of Socorro Island and moving north northwest at a speed of two miles per hour — are at…

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Only One Travel Alert Issued for Typhoon Doksuri?!?

Despite searching the official Internet web sites and social media channels of airlines which are based in countries such as Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, only one travel alert has officially been issued at the time this article was written pertaining to Typhoon Doksuri — and that is from…

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Travel Alert September 2017: Typhoon Talim to Impact Japan

If Japan is in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects from Typhoon Talim.

Since the most recent update posted here at The Gate, maximum sustained winds of Typhoon Talim — which is currently…

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Travel Alert September 2017: Typhoon Talim to Affect Taiwan and Eastern China

If Taiwan and eastern China in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects from Typhoon Talim.

Maximum sustained winds of Typhoon Talim — which is currently in the Pacific Ocean approximately…

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Hundreds of Flights Canceled in Atlanta Due to Tropical Storm Irma

Southwest Airlines has canceled all flights to and from Atlanta for today, Monday, September 11, 2017; and Delta Air Lines has canceled approximately 900 flights as Tropical Storm Irma — with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour — moves north northwest at 17 miles per hour as it approaches closer to the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

Sustained winds have been increasing to…

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Update: Travel Waivers From Airlines Due to Hurricane Irma

After landfall of Hurricane Irma occurred earlier today at 9:10 in the morning as a Category 4 hurricane at Cudjoe Key, another landfall occurred at 3:35 in the afternoon as a Category 3 hurricane at Marco Island — and the storm has since been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour as it treks north at 14 miles per hour 40 miles east northeast of Sarasota.

If you are…

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Tropical Storm Warning for Atlanta is Not Unprecedented

A tropical storm in Atlanta may be unusual — but it is not unprecedented.

Like Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Opal was a Category 4 hurricane prior to landfall near Pensacola, which occurred on Wednesday, October 4, 1995. The powerful storm moved north northeast quickly enough to finally lose its hurricane status just prior to reaching the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, when it…

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