Stories tagged: hurricanes
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
U.S. hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs
U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Nursing homes struggled with choice to evacuate in hurricane
The deaths of elderly residents at Lake Arthur Place and other Texas and Florida facilities after hurricanes made landfall in August and September have heightened scrutiny of the evacuation procedures …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Trump signs $36.5 billion emergency aid bill for disasters
President Donald Trump signed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure on Thursday to refill disaster accounts, provide a cash infusion to Puerto Rico and bail out the federal flood insurance …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
U.S. new home sales soar to highest level in a decade
Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007, a sign that Americans – unable to find existing homes – are turning to new …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost insurers $95B
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest reinsurers.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming
After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Hurricanes cause rare monthly U.S. job loss but rebound likely
A pullback in U.S. hiring last month resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely prove short-lived, with a resilient job market pointing to gains in the coming months.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic
It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Damage from U.S. hurricanes to blur Friday’s Sept. jobs report
Damage from two catastrophic hurricanes means that the government’s September jobs report being released Friday will provide a blurrier-than-usual snapshot of the economy.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
U.N. chief: Scientists say extreme storms will be ‘new normal’
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to the hurricane-battered Caribbean, where he says scientists predict the extreme storms of this year’s hurricane season “will be the new normal of a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
White House to seek $29B disaster aid package
The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $29 billion in disaster aid to cover ongoing hurricane relief and recovery efforts and to pay federal flood insurance claims.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
U.S. factory activity surges in September to highest level since 2004
U.S. manufacturing activity shrugged off a series of hurricanes and rose to the highest level in 13 years last month.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Milbank: Aid to Puerto Rico suspiciously slow
President Trump, so visible when Harvey and Irma hit, all but ignored the devastation that Maria brought to Puerto Rico.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
U.S. coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms
Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Harvey and Irma to slow U.S. growth, but rebound should follow
With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Hurricanes knock down social barriers
This is not who we are on an average day. No, on an average day, especially in a city the size of Houston, one tends to live in isolation from …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up
Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Krzyzewski isn’t thinking about retirement
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
Miami football coach Mark Richt adds Manny Diaz to staff
Miami coach Mark Richt hired Manny Diaz to be the Hurricanes’ new defensive coordinator on Saturday, moving closer to completing his lineup of assistant coaches.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 6:08 p.m.
Colorful past a hallmark of Miami’s football program
Looking for a game-changer in next week’s Sun Bowl? Look no further than the Miami football program.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
Miami reaches agreement with Mark Richt to coach Hurricanes
Former Miami quarterback Mark Richt has reached a tentative agreement to be the Hurricanes’ next head coach, pending the completion of contract talks, a person with knowledge of the negotiations …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Randy Mann: Hurricane season unremarkable so far; our area stays hot
The 2014 Atlantic and Caribbean hurricane season – which runs June 1 through Nov. 30 – has been relatively uneventful thus far. As of early Tuesday, there have been only …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
Randy Mann: Few tropical storms, hurricanes defied forecast
The 2013 tropical storm and hurricane season ends Nov. 30. Over the past three decades, the Atlantic and Caribbean waters have averaged about 11 named storms. Usually six become hurricanes …
Thu., May 9, 2013
Number of tropical storms, hurricanes likely to top norm
Many hurricane forecasters are predicting another active season this year. The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season was the third most active season in recorded history, tying with 1887, 1995, 2010 and …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 7:52 a.m.
For minor crimes, NYers sentenced to Sandy relief
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who got into minor trouble in Manhattan have been sentenced to Sandy. Last week, 70 people who were given community service after pleading guilty …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 1:55 p.m.
Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have quickly cobbled together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October. …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 9:08 a.m.
AP sources: Obama to ask for $50 billion Sandy aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy. …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 12:49 p.m.
Congress takes first hard look at Sandy damage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday took its first hard look at the damage from Superstorm Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additional disaster assistance to …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, 1:49 p.m.
Some Sandy victims dream of $425M Powerball riches
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Forget FEMA, insurance adjusters and construction cleanups. Some of the people hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are hoping one thing this week answers their prayers: …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, 12:17 p.m.
Cuomo: Sandy cost NY, NYC $42B in damage, loss
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City will make big requests …