Authorities say more than 1.2 million gallons of sewage overflowed at a Palm Beach County plant because of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Philippe.
Forecasters say Ophelia has become the 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season, churning far out at sea and no threat to land.
While the storm is no threat to land, attention is drawn to the fact it would be the 10th consecutive storm to become a hurricane this season – tying a streak that dates back to the late 1800’s.
A depression in the open Atlantic strengthened to Tropical Storm Ophelia Monday, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday.
The National Hurricane Center has issued storm surge, hurricane and tropical storm advisories for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nate approaches.
A tropical system in the Caribbean is expected to bring heavy rain to South Florida over the weekend and could potentially become a tropical depression or storm.
South Floridians awaited word from family members in Puerto Rico Wednesday after the U.S. territory was slammed by Hurricane Maria, which knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding.
Hurricane Maria was impacting flights and airport activity in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and rest of the Caribbean Wednesday as it tore through the area as a Category 4 storm.
The International Space Station's Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, has been affected by two hurricanes — even in orbit.
During a meeting to thank first responders for working long hours in Hurricane Irma, Florida Governor Rick Scott said that all Floridians should carefully monitor Hurricane Maria.