23 de octubre de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Hurricane Humberto intensifies, threatens US coast with strong waves

Miami, Sep 16 (EFE).- Hurricane Humberto continues intensifying in the Atlantic on Monday and threatens to pound the southeast coast of the United States with strong waves, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

 A chart provided on Sept.16, 2019, by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, showing the forecast track for Hurricane Humberto off the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. EPA-EFE/NHC/EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

A chart provided on Sept.16, 2019, by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, showing the forecast track for Hurricane Humberto off the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. EPA-EFE/NHC/EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Miami, Sep 16 (EFE).- Hurricane Humberto continues intensifying in the Atlantic on Monday and threatens to pound the southeast coast of the United States with strong waves, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Humberto, a Category 1 hurricane, has maximum sustained winds of 140 kph (85 mph) and is moving east-northeast at 11 kph (7 mph), the Miami-based NHC said in its 1500 GMT public advisory.

"Interests in and around Bermuda should monitor the progress of Humberto since a Tropical Storm Watch will likely be required for Bermuda later this afternoon," the NHC said.

The NHC said that "on the forecast track, the center of Humberto is forecast to approach Bermuda Wednesday night."

The storm is expected to affect marine conditions in the Bahamas and along the southeastern US coast over the next few days.

"Swells generated by Humberto will affect the northwestern Bahamas and the southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida to North Carolina during the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the NHC said.

At 1500 GMT, the center of Hurricane Humberto was located about 1,145 kilometers (710 miles) west of Bermuda.

Forecasters expect the storm to intensify over the next 48 hours and become a major hurricane of Category 3 or more on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which measures hurricane strength based on wind velocity.

While Humberto moves toward Bermuda, residents of the northwest Bahamas are still clearing the debris left by Hurricane Dorian, which made multiple landfalls in the archipelago two weeks ago.

Dorian made landfall on Sept. 1 on Elbow Cay and later on Great Abaco as a Category 5 storm, the most powerful type of hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

The hurricane caused catastrophic damage in the Abacos and on Grand Bahama, home to the popular tourist destination of Freeport.

Thousands of people were evacuated from the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama to New Providence, the most populous island in the archipelago and where the capital of Nassau is located, following the storm.

Over the weekend, officials said the death toll from Hurricane Dorian had risen from 50 to 52, with more than 1,000 people still listed as missing.

The UN estimates that the homes of 70,000 people in the Bahamas were either completely destroyed or seriously damaged by Dorian. EFE abm/hv

Histórico de noticias
Acting US envoy to Ukraine incriminates Trump before Congress

Washington, Oct 22 (efe-epa).- Acting US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor on Tuesday told House committees that Washington informed him earlier this...

Chileans take to streets again to protest for 15th consecutive day

Santiago, Oct 22 (efe-epa).- Thousands of people in Chile took to the streets again on Tuesday for the 15th consecutive day to protest against the...

Mauricio and Alberto, the 60-year-olds vying for power in Argentina

By Rodrigo Garcia

Protest in Santiago, Chile

Santiago de Chile, Oct 21 (efe-epa).- A 22-year-old was killed on Monday by a Navy truck in the southern city of Talcahuano, becoming the 12th person to...

Japan-LatAm relationship based on cooperation, raw materials

By Laura Nuñez Marin

By Ana Maria Alarcon

NY library opens exhibit on reclusive author J.D. Salinger

By Jorge Fuentelsaz

Colombian goes from making cardboard hats to heading ice cream company

By Jeimmy Paola Sierra

8 Dead in riots, fires in Chilean capital

(Update 3: adds details, quotes)

Two Spaniards out to make history in Clipper Race

By Federico Anfitti

Zuckerberg admits Facebook publishes campaign ads containing lies

Washington, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social network's policy of publishing campaign ads that contain...

Trump aide confirms Ukraine aid withheld so Kiev would probe Dems

Washington, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed Thursday that President Donald Trump held up military aid to...

Cuban dance legend Alicia Alonso dies at 98

Havana, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, a legendary figure in classic dance, died Thursday, a representative of the Cuban National Ballet...

IMF's Georgieva urges US, China to make peace on trade

Washington, Oct 17 (efe-epa).- The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva, on Thursday urged the...

"Maleficent" is Angelina Jolie's return debut after Brangelina breakup

Los Angeles, Oct 15 (efe-epa).- Wicked, ironic, elegant and powerful - these are the characteristics of Angelina Jolie's character Malefica in "Maleficent:...

Google, British Museum digitalizing Maya culture, providing free world access

By Manuel Lopez

Ecuardorian indigenous teen: I know the fight wasn't in vain

By Fernando Gimeno

Rouhani: I'm ready to meet with 5+1, including US, to discuss nuclear deal

Tehran, Oct 14 (efe-epa).- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that he is willing to meet with the leaders of the six great world powers, including...

Ecuador getting back to normal after 11 days of protests

Quito, Oct 14 (efe-epa).- Ecuador on Monday is getting back to normal after 11 days of sometimes violent protests that ended Sunday night when the Lenin...

Hunter Biden to step down from foreign boards if father wins presidency

Washington, Oct 13 (efe-epa).- Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President - and front-running Democratic presidential contender - Joe Biden, promised on...

Government, indigenous leaders reach agreement to end protests in Ecuador

Quito, Oct 13 (efe-epa).- The government of Ecuador and leaders representing the Andean nation's indigenous peoples reached an agreement on Sunday to repeal...

Trump: There's a very good chance we'll reach a trade deal with China

Washington, Oct 9 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that there is a "really good chance" of reaching a bilateral trade deal with China, one...

US, Colombia to expand alliance to reduce coca production by 50 pct. by 2023

Washington, Oct 9 (efe-epa).- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Colombian counterpart, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, are meeting on Wednesday in...

Raphael: I'm a very happy person, I've done what I wanted

By Ruth E. Hernandez Beltran