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Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations Thursday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation’s famed southern beach resorts during a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

Forecasters: Depression becomes Tropical Storm Michael

Newly named Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen to a hurricane as it heads to the Florida Panhandle, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence’s shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Tropical Storm Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. From there, it …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

‘Mother Nature at her gnarliest’: Lane draws surfers looking for epic waves

With a historic hurricane threatening the islands, most residents had batteries, food and water on the brain. But surfers like Guyvan Taevil had something else in mind.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

Beryl weakens to tropical storm en route to Caribbean

Beryl weakened to a tropical storm Saturday but is still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the …


Vietnam evacuates hundreds of thousands ahead of storm

Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were evacuated as the region braced for the arrival of Typhoon Tembin after the storm left more than 160 people dead …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others …


Weakened Hurricane Jose could become tropical storm today

Hurricane Jose weakened overnight and could become a tropical storm later Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Tropical system forecast to lash Mexico’s Los Cabos

A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch have been issued for the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, home to the twin resort cities of Los Cabos.


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: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Harvey is causing ‘epic catastrophic flooding’ in Houston – why wasn’t the city evacuated?

Should Houston have been evacuated? If so, why wasn’t it?


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:47 p.m.

More evacuations as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

A reborn Tropical Storm Harvey threatens Gulf, sending gasoline higher

Tropical Storm Harvey is certain to strengthen and likely to take aim at the Gulf of Mexico coastline later this week, a prospect that has already sent spot gasoline prices …


Hurricane Kenneth a category 3 storm far off Mexican coast

Hurricane Kenneth grew rapidly into a monster Category 4 storm, but slipped slightly later Monday off Mexico’s Pacific coast. It posed no threat to land, but the remnants of Tropical …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:42 p.m.

Tropical Storm Franklin dumps rain across Mexico’s Yucatan

A weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain after coming ashore on the Caribbean coast.


Tropical Storm Dora strengthens off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Tropical Storm Dora was strengthening quickly off Mexico’s Pacific coast and forecasters said it could become a hurricane on Monday, bringing heavy rains without making a direct hit on land.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the upper South on Friday, prompting flash flood warnings from the Mississippi valley to West Virginia as emergency planners urged those in its …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 9 p.m.

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore …


Tropical system could form in Gulf of Mexico later this week

A tropical system could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping eye on it.


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Tropical Storm Beatriz moves ashore in southern Mexico

Tropical Storm Beatriz soaked parts of southern Mexico with heavy rains after it moved ashore in an area of touristy beach communities Thursday night and began weakening.


Hurricane Otto weakens as it moves across southern Nicaragua

Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country’s Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. It was the southernmost …


Mexico’s Baja battens down as Hurricane Newton approaches

Rapidly strengthening Tropical Storm Newton drenched parts of western Mexico on Monday as it headed north toward the Baja California peninsula, where it threatens to strike near the resorts of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Hermine weakens, is expected to strengthen again

DEKLE BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Hermine barreled ashore in Florida’s Big Bend early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, killing one person, …


Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii’s Big Island

Forecasters on Wednesday downgraded Hurricane Madeline to a tropical storm as it veered past Hawaii’s Big Island, but officials reiterated warnings to prepare for heavy rain and strong winds.


New storm forms off Mexico; toll from earlier storm hits 39

The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grew to 18 in Mexico on Sunday as a new tropical storm formed off the country’s Pacific Coast.


Tropical Storm Colin heads out to sea after drenching Florida with rain

Colin headed out to sea Tuesday after dumping as much as 9 inches of rain on parts of Florida, forcing at least one city to pump partially treated sewage into …


Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains

Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.