Latest Hurricanes News

Tropical Storm Bill forms far off coast of North Carolina

Jun. 14, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The second named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bill, has formed far off the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm emerged from a tropical depression swirling about 335 miles (539 kilometers)...

Tropical Storm Bill, second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, forms off North Carolina

Jun. 14, 2021 22:47 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bill, second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, forms off North Carolina.

Utilities appeal penalties over tropical storm response

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two largest electricity distributors have appealed millions of dollars in profit reductions imposed by the state for what regulators called the companies' failures in preparing for and responding to Tropical Storm Isaias, which caused hundreds of...

Florida bridge tolls suspended amid repair to separate span

Jun. 07, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Motorists in the Pensacola area can continue to drive toll-free across one bridge while repairs continue on the hurricane-damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge. The toll suspension on the Garcon Point Bridge was set to expire Sunday. But Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Grants to help cover timber losses from Hurricane Michael

Jun. 06, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As much as $10 million in federal grant money is available to help land owners in 14 counties who lost trees during Hurricane Michael in 2018 and tornadoes that hit east Alabama the following year. The Alabama Forestry Commission said private,...

South Carolina State Guard conducts hurricane training

Jun. 05, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Guard is preparing for hurricane season by holding a training exercise Saturday. The organization is using a dire scenario to practice its preparation — a Category 3 hurricane making landfall between Charleston and Myrtle...

Houston furniture store's new truck to help during flooding

Jun. 05, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston furniture store owner who’s rescued and sheltered people at his business during past flooding events, including Hurricane Harvey, has some new equipment that'll let him help even more residents whenever the next big storm hits. On Thursday,...

Southwest Louisiana bracing for 2021 hurricane season

Jun. 05, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — It’s been nine months since Ashley LaCour and her family have slept in their home on Lake Calcasieu just south of Lake Charles. The family of six evacuated in late August, days before Hurricane Laura barreled through southwest Louisiana, causing...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 02, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Be prepared for hurricane season While pandemic seems to be subsiding, hurricanes may be the last thing anyone wants to consider. But the 2021 hurricane season starts Tuesday. ...

Report scrutinizes FCC response in Puerto Rico after Maria

Jun. 01, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. report released Tuesday found that abstract emergency response guidelines for the Federal Communications Commission could have caused confusion and delays after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017. ...