Latest Hurricanes News

Hurricane winds, fierce storms leave 8 dead in France, Italy

Aug. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Violent thunderstorms and hurricane-force winds left at least eight dead Thursday in France and Italy, uprooting trees in Tuscany and on the French island of Corsica and ripping away brick shards from St. Mark's famed bell tower in Venice. Over 100 boats in the Mediterranean Sea...

Brad Pitt foundation reaches settlement over Louisiana homes

Aug. 17, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation and homeowners of the houses built by the program, in an area of New Orleans among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, have reached a $20.5 million settlement. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate reported Wednesday...

Florida utility's new drone can speed hurricane recovery

Aug. 15, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s primary energy provider is ready to launch a powerful new technology, just ahead of the busiest weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season: a new fixed-wing drone designed fly into tropical storm force winds and speed the restoration of electricity after...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 05, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. August 1, 2022. Editorial: Juvenile justice reform takes more than new appointee At the risk of sounding anti-jail and anti-prison, having already weighed in on a “lock ’em up” approach that’s all too often taken to resolving crime, we say...

Frustrating recovery could be hurricane harbinger for South

Aug. 02, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

EUTAW, Ala. (AP) — There’s not much in Greene County, a place that stands out even in impoverished west Alabama for its neediness. So the tornado that settled down upon one of its most densely populated areas, a housing community full of seniors and low-income families, felt like a particularly...

New Hurricane Frank gains force over eastern Pacific

Jul. 30, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Hurricane Frank rapidly gained force over the open eastern Pacific Ocean on Saturday, but it was far from being any threat to the mainland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Frank reached hurricane force late Friday and grew to have maximum...

Big Louisiana coastal restoration projects continue

Jul. 30, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has completed one of its biggest coastal restoration projects yet, and is at work on even bigger ones. The dredge used to suck up sediment from the Gulf of Mexico to add 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of habitat to sites in the Terrebonne Basin is...

Major renovation at Miami's historic Vizcaya Village

Jul. 30, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, 300,000 visitors tour the spectacular, century-old Italianate palace of Vizcaya and its 32 lavishly decorated rooms in Miami’s Coconut Grove. They stroll through the extensive formal gardens and take in the panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. Yet they don’t get to see...

Hotel rises as Mexico Beach recovers from Hurricane Michael

Jul. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Standing on the deck of the new Driftwood Inn, 3½ years after Hurricane Michael obliterated the old one, Tom Wood spoke of the months after the storm. One of his daughters had urged him and his wife, Peggy, to pocket the insurance money and leave the...

Tropical Storm Estelle strengthens off southern Mexico

Jul. 16, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Estelle rapidly gained force off of Mexico's Pacific coast on Saturday and forecasters said it was likely to become a major hurricane, though without threatening land. The system developed into a tropical depression early on Friday and...