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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least …


Florida waits: Hurricane Dorian is looking increasingly dire

Unsure of where Hurricane Dorian might strike, Florida residents watched the increasingly dire forecast with a sense of helplessness Friday and braced for what could be the most powerful storm …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Hurricane on track for Florida after strike in Caribbean

Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida as it pushed over open waters Thursday after leaving limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

Mandatory evacuations were ordered southeast of New Orleans on Thursday as the city and a surrounding stretch of the Gulf Coast braced for a possible hurricane over the weekend that …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

New Orleans frets about more flooding, possible hurricane

A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather, including a possible hurricane, could strike Louisiana …


House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Weather forecasters have upgraded last fall’s Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5.


Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …


Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

Days before it came ashore, Hurricane Michael whirled into the Florida governor’s race, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Fast-moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 110 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 12 feet, giving tens of thousands of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to keep growing stronger ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Florence, which is blamed for the deaths of at least 19 people, still had abundant rain and top winds around 30 mph on Monday. Forecasters said it was expected to …


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: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Four dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Honolulu may evacuate 10,000 as water levels rise in dam

Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence chugged across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

Thousands of people were without power as Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late Tuesday just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.


Science Says: Hawaii hurricanes rare, but getting less so

Hurricanes seldom get close to Hawaii and it’s even rarer for one of the islands to take a direct hit.


Hurricane Beryl heads for late weekend entry into Caribbean

A compact Hurricane Beryl, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, was on a path early Saturday that would carry it over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the …


Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Facing at least three lawsuits demanding more data on the death toll, Puerto Rico’s government released new information on Tuesday that added detail to the growing consensus that hundreds or …


Puerto Rican Day Parade show post-hurricane pride

The National Puerto Rican Parade in New York turned into its usual boisterous celebration Sunday, but many participants also saw it as an occasion to express their more somber concerns …


First Pacific hurricane of 2018 explodes to Category 4

The 2018 Eastern Pacific hurricane season has begun with a blast.


Florida officials make few changes for upcoming storm season

Florida’s governor and Legislature promised a dizzying array of fixes following the devastation of last year’s hurricanes. But heading into a new storm season, the state has enacted only a …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Montana company settles dispute over Puerto Rico grid work

A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico’s hurricane-shattered electric grid has reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was …


Energy surge sends U.S. consumer prices up 0.5 pct.

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, the largest increase in eight months. The result reflects another big jump in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which …


Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey

The choice of former Shell president Marvin Odum to advise the mayor on storm recovery efforts reflects Houston’s history as a Texas oil town, long before it became the nation’s …


Kathleen Parker: Trump recaptures the spotlight

The very last thing Trump needs right now is a political shootout over guns.


Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero rode out Hurricane Maria inside a Jeep, which was lifted off its wheels by floodwaters in …


Outer Banks reopening as Maria races out to sea

Maria was finally racing east over the Atlantic on Thursday, giving the United States a rest from the constant threat of tropical weather for more than a month.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Puerto Ricans say U.S. relief efforts failing them

The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island said help was scarce and disorganized while food supplies dwindled in …