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Strong typhoon leaves 1 dead, 12 missing as it nears Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Typhoon Molave roared closer to Vietnam with destructive force Wednesday, leaving one villager dead and causing two boats with 12...

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves Tuesday for yet another tropical weather strike as Tropical Storm Zeta took...

Vietnam evacuating low-lying areas as strong typhoon nears

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam scrambled Tuesday to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while...

Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico’s Yucatan

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the...

Winds and rain whip Yucatan resorts as Hurricane Zeta nears

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta lashed Mexico's Caribbean coast resorts around Tulum with high winds and rain Monday night as it headed toward...

Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing...

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of...

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane...

Tropical depression forms south of Cuba, set to strengthen

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed Saturday afternoon south of Cuba amid forecasts that the system would become a named tropical storm later...

Weakened Hurricane Epsilon moves north over Atlantic Ocean

MIAMI (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Epsilon moved northward Friday over the Atlantic Ocean, a day after after skirting well east of Bermuda. ...

Weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirting well east of Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirted well east of Bermuda on Thursday night, prompting officials to lift a tropical storm warning for...

Major Hurricane Epsilon: Tropical storm warning for Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon rapidly gained major hurricane strength on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to skirt east of Bermuda in the coming day,...

Epsilon strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season, as it approaches Bermuda on Thursday. ...

Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens in the central Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened Monday morning in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season. ...

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place...

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August...

Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about...

Louisiana’s back-to-back hurricanes: Future unsure for many

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Michele Vincent’s home was largely intact in spite of hurricanes Laura and Delta. But tears streamed down her face as...

‘We can’t lose our momentum:’ Louisiana vows to rebuild

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Back-to-back hurricanes in the space of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal and...

Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The day after Hurricane Delta blew through besieged southern Louisiana, residents started the routine again: dodging overturned cars on...

Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of...

State takes over Houston’s Harvey home repair program

HOUSTON (AP) — All Houston resident Alice Torres has wanted in the three years since Hurricane Harvey hit was to repair her family’s flood-damaged...

Wedding before the storm: Delta speeds up couple’s nuptials

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Delta sped up one Louisiana couple's wedding by a few days, but judging by the smiles on the bride...

‘This is not a bad dream’: New hurricane menaces Louisiana

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents confronting the menace of a new hurricane weeks after one battered parts of the state got stark warnings...

Experts: Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster

Hurricane Delta, gaining strength as it bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, is the latest and nastiest in a recent flurry of rapidly...

Busy 2020 hurricane season has Louisiana bracing a 6th time

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — For the sixth time in the Atlantic hurricane season, people in Louisiana are once more fleeing the state's barrier...

Hurricane Delta lashes Mexico’s Yucatan, then heads for US

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and headed toward Louisiana after making landfall just south of...

Dangerous Hurricane Delta closing in on Mexico’s Yucatan

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a dangerous Category 4 storm Tuesday while on a course to hammer Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula...

Delta grows into hurricane in Caribbean; eyes Yucatan, Cuba

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Delta rapidly strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean Monday, aiming to hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula potentially as...

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed the criminal case against a chemical manufacturer and one of its former employees over a fire...

Report: FEMA fumbled in Puerto Rico after storms Irma, Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. government report published Thursday found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency mismanaged the distribution of goods...

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and...

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in...

Close call with storm renews debate over Houston barrier

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Houston, a Gulf Coast city that barely rises above sea level, has long worried about a worst-case weather scenario —...

Slow moving Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall it...

HOUSTON (AP) — Slow moving Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall it could bring remains unclear.

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress...

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters...

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that...

Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes

America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were...

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and...

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the...

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek...

Rescuers reach people cut off by Gulf Coast hurricane

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the...

The Latest: New tropical depression forms in the Gulf

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

‘IN ATTIC HELP’: Couple is rescued from storm Sally by water

CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the...

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ...

Hurricane Teddy strengthens to a Category 2 storm over the open Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Teddy strengthens to a Category 2 storm over the open Atlantic.

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet,...

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

‘Sigh of relief’: Sally spares a Mississippi gator ranch

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — As rain and wind from Sally starting reaching the Gulf Coast, the manager of a Mississippi alligator ranch was...

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ...

‘Huge rainmaker’: Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support...

The Latest: Sally’s winds increase to 90 mph

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): ...

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to...

Sally’s threat: ‘Potentially historic’ floods, fierce winds

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, moved closer to the Gulf Coast on Monday with...

Forecasters: Sally could approach major hurricane status

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): ...

TS Teddy becomes 4th active named storm in Atlantic basin

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Teddy formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday morning and is the fourth active named storm in the Atlantic...

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it churned northward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, increasing the risk of heavy...

Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during West Coast wildfires...

Paulette rolls toward Bermuda; Sally threatens Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Bermuda were urged to prepare to protect life and property ahead of Hurricane Paulette, while Tropical Storm Sally threatened...

Paulette strengthens to a hurricane on approach to Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Paulette gained hurricane status late Saturday as it approached Bermuda, threatening to bring storm surge, coastal flooding and high...

New Orleans under hurricane watch from Tropical Storm Sally

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off south Florida, becoming the earliest 18th-named storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane...

Q&A: La Nina may bring more Atlantic storms, western drought

La Nina — which often means a busier Atlantic hurricane season, a drier Southwest and perhaps a more fire-prone California — has popped up...

Hurricane hit oil storage site, but no shortages expected

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Laura caused significant damage at a site holding about 30% of the nation’s store of emergency crude oil, but...

Think 2020’s disasters are wild? Experts see worse in future

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, parts of Oregon that don’t usually catch fire...

New project to probe Hurricane Maria deaths in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. researchers who estimated that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria...

North Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent efforts to rebuild thousands of homes and other structures destroyed...

2 tropical storms, Paulette and Rene, form in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Rene was menacing the Cabo Verde islands on Tuesday after forming off the coast of West Africa. ...

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on...

2 depressions in Atlantic to become tropical storms Monday

MIAMI (AP) — Two tropical depressions in the Atlantic Ocean are expected to become tropical storms on Monday, with one system already generating a...

Depression forms in Atlantic; Julio weakens west of Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tropical depression formed in the central portion of the Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters expect it to form into a...

Typhoon unleashes rain, strong winds in southern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing...

Seeking unity, NKorea’s Kim vows to overcome typhoon damage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited typhoon-stricken areas in the northeast, fired a top official there and...

Typhoon Haishen approaches Japan packing powerful winds

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon, the second in a week, was barreling toward the Okinawa islands in southern Japan on Saturday, prompting warnings...

Laura’s coastal cost assessed with drones, satellite images

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Laura was hardly done ripping across Louisiana before scientists started combing through satellite imagery and drone footage and...

2nd crew member, dead cows found after ship sinks off Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's coast guard rescued a survivor floating in a raft Friday hours after finding an unconscious crew member in waters where...

Hurricane Nana hits Belize, then dissipates over Guatemala

PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP)...

Livestock ship carrying 42 crew sinks off Japan’s coast

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese...

Typhoon pummels South Korea, ship missing in rough waters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

Nana strengthens into hurricane as it barrels toward Belize

PUNTA GORDA, Belize (AP)...

TS Nana to become hurricane before making landfall in Belize

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

TS Nana to become hurricane before making landfall in Belize

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Tropical Storm Omar forms as Nana approaches Central America

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical...

In aftermath of Hurricane Laura, residents worry about help

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

Key air monitors offline after Laura hits Louisiana gas hub

Hazardous emissions from a...

Home smashed: For one family, Hurricane Laura the 3rd strike

HACKBERRY, La. (AP) —...

Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

‘A time to pick up:’ Hurricane-hurt Louisiana begins cleanup

CAMERON PARISH, La. (AP)...

Gulf Coast residents mark 15th anniversary of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) —...

Laura victims may go weeks without power; US deaths reach 14

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

The Latest: Reported tornado in Arkansas spins off Laura

The Latest on Laura: ...

Laura thrashes Louisiana, nearby states face tornado threats

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

North Korean leader thankful typhoon damage wasn’t worse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)...

Chlorine plant fire has residents sheltering after hurricane

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)...

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