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Northeast tries to dig out, power up after latest storm

Residents in the Northeast dug out from as much as 2 feet of wet, heavy snow Thursday, while utilities dealt with downed trees and power lines that snarled traffic and …


Winter storm threatens foot of snow for parts of Midwest

A large storm is bringing freezing rain, heavy snow and strong winds to a large swath of the Midwest, snarling traffic and forcing the closure of some schools and government …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

One million without power as storm cleanup proceeds

From Virginia to Massachusetts, about 1 million people remain without power, two days after a destructive nor’easter, leaving some unsure when they could return home and schools unsure if they …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow was causing fatal accidents Tuesday and forcing schools to close.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Northwest storm knocks out power, causes multiple crashes

A winter storm moving through the Pacific Northwest knocked out power in parts of Washington state and caused multiple collisions, including a fatal crash in northern Idaho.


Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.


Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings …


Northeast storm downs power lines, delays trick or treating

Bolstered by out-of-state reinforcements, utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, a day after gusts topping 80 mph caused widespread power outages and forced many communities …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Cat 5 Hurricane Maria threatens storm-battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Eight dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania

Authorities say five people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 60 miles an hour.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Northeast U.S. marinas, coastal dwellers cast wary eye on Jose

Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Jose as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the …


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.