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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Mo the Sloth and Kramer the Emu do time in county jail

Once the 426 humans who normally occupy cells at the Monroe County Jail were evacuated by bus to lockups in Palm Beach County, there was an opportunity to move 250 …


Regaining power, Hurricane Irma expected to smash into Keys overnight

Slowed to a crawl by a violent encounter with the island of Cuba, Hurricane Irma nonetheless pressed on toward the Florida Keys Saturday night, with a landfall expected sometime Sunday …


Florida sees first signs of Hurricane Irma’s winds and rain

MIAMI – The outer bands of Hurricane Irma lashed Florida on Saturday, with millions ordered to evacuate and high winds and tens of thousands of power outages already reported from …


Most Florida flood zone property not insured

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows a steep drop in flood insurance across the state, including the areas most endangered by what could be …


Anne Applebaum: Storm highlights need for local news

As the water recedes and the cleanup begins, national journalists will inevitably drift away.


Tropical storm warning for N.C. Outer Banks as Irma may soon form

A tropical disturbance near the northeastern Florida coast could become the season’s ninth named storm late Monday or Tuesday: Irma. This system will have minuscule effects compared with Harvey in …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Expert: Harvey weakened fast, but destruction just beginning

Don’t be fooled by Hurricane Harvey’s quick, eight-hour transition from a Category 4 monster with sustained winds of 130 mph winds to a Category 1 with 90 mph winds. Experts …


As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know

As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Toll from strong typhoon climbs to 12 dead in southern China

The death toll from Typhoon Hato has risen to at least nine as the most powerful storm to hit the southern China region around Hong Kong in more than half …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico

Hurricane Franklin made landfall on Mexico’s central Gulf coast Thursday, pounding a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds.


Torrential rains bring widespread flooding to Houston area

Heavy rains that caused flooding in some parts of the Houston area and prompted about two-dozen water rescues on Tuesday seemed to have stopped just before getting worse but with …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Likelihood of next Atlantic tropical depression drops slightly

The Atlantic Ocean’s next tropical depression has a good chance of forming either Wednesday night or on Thursday, forecasters said.


New hurricane advisories will give deadlines for storm prep

Some coastal residents always put off emergency preparations until storm clouds loom on the horizon. The National Hurricane Center is going to try giving those people a deadline this year, …


Storms pummel central U.S., as tornadoes kill at least 2

Storms whipped through a wide swath of the nation’s midsection, giving rise to tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two …


Montana woman dies after a tree hits her during storm

A Montana woman was killed when a tree struck her during a weekend thunderstorm.


Meteorologists: Tornado damaged Missouri school, fire house

A tornado with wind speeds of up to 120 mph caused damage to a fire station, elementary school and several other buildings in southwest Missouri, the National Weather Service said …


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail around Southeast

Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half dozen apparent twisters Wednesday, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina’s ‘peach capital’ and raining out golfers …


Hurricane Matthew officially deadliest Atlantic storm in more than a decade

Hurricane Matthew will officially go down as the deadliest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Out like a lion: New England is getting snow at end of March

March is not going out like a lamb in parts of New England.


Three storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday.


Gov. Inslee declares state of emergency for flooding in 20 counties

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an emergency proclamation to free up state resources should flooding or other damage happen because of rain and early snow melt in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Falling trees at Ghana waterfall kill 19

A large tree that fell during a storm at Ghana’s Kintampo Waterfall killed at least 17 people, mostly students, as they were visiting the site north of the capital, officials …


California billionaire donates $5M to San Jose flood relief

A California billionaire has donated $5 million for flood relief efforts in San Jose.


Illinois man dies, raising Midwestern storm death toll to 4

A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during a powerful Midwestern storm, raising the death toll for the regional storms to four.


Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California

Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph. The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where …


Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

1 dead, others stranded as storm lashes California

A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, stranded others in flooded areas and …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

At least four reported dead in California storms

Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and …


Storm’s Breanna Stewart flying home from China to rehab knee

Breanna Stewart is returning to the U.S. from China to rehab her knee.


Wine country is among areas hit hard by storms in California

Emergency crews in rescue boats and helicopters rushed to take advantage of a one-day break between storms Monday to rescue stranded people and assess damage after the heaviest rain in …