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After summer's extreme weather, more Americans see climate change as a culprit, AP-NORC poll shows

Sep. 25, 2023 08:09 AM EDT

Kathleen Maxwell has lived in Phoenix for more than 20 years, but this summer was the first time she felt fear, as daily high temperatures soared to 110 degrees or hotter and kept it up for a record-shattering 31 consecutive days. “It's always been really hot here, but nothing like...

Weakening Ophelia still poses a risk of coastal flooding and heavy rain in some parts of the US

Sep. 24, 2023 17:29 PM EDT

Nearly a day after being downgraded from a tropical storm, Ophelia still threatened parts of the Northeast on Sunday with coastal flooding, life-threatening waves and heavy rain from Washington to New York City, the National Hurricane Center said. As Ophelia weakened, a new tropical...

Southern East Coast hit by flooding as Ophelia weakens to tropical depression and moves north

Sep. 23, 2023 21:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Residents in parts of coastal North Carolina and Virginia experienced flooding Saturday after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall near a North Carolina barrier island, bringing rain, damaging winds and dangerous surges. The storm came ashore near Emerald Isle...

Tropical Storm Ophelia off the mid-Atlantic coast producing winds just below hurricane force

Sep. 22, 2023 23:17 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia gained strength as it churned toward the North Carolina coast on Friday, promising a weekend of heavy rain and windy conditions throughout the mid-Atlantic. Forecasters issued a hurricane watch for parts of eastern North Carolina. The...

Salt water wedge in the Mississippi River threatens drinking water in Louisiana

Sep. 22, 2023 20:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Salt water from the Gulf of Mexico is creeping up the drought-stricken Mississippi River and threatening drinking water supplies in some Louisiana communities, including New Orleans, prompting the state's governor to warn Friday he may request federal help. ...

Tropical Storm Ophelia forms off the US mid-Atlantic coast, expected to bring heavy rain and wind this weekend

Sep. 22, 2023 13:59 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia forms off the US mid-Atlantic coast, expected to bring heavy rain and wind this weekend.

The US East Coast is under a tropical storm warning with landfall forecast in North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2023 10:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving closer to the U.S. East Coast will deliver tropical storm conditions to North Carolina on Friday before making landfall on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was off the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina with top sustained...

1.5 million people asked to conserve water in Seattle because of statewide drought

Sep. 21, 2023 18:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Utilities is asking about 1.5 million customers in the Seattle area to use less water as drought conditions continue throughout most of the state. Residents on Thursday were asked to stop watering their lawns, to reduce shower time, to only run full...

Rough surf batters Bermuda as Hurricane Nigel charges through open waters

Sep. 21, 2023 05:23 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters in Bermuda warned Wednesday of dangerous swells and rip currents as Hurricane Nigel spun through open waters in the northern Atlantic. The Category 1 hurricane was located about 495 miles (800 kilometers) southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland....

Climate change made storm that devastated Libya far more likely and intense, scientists say

Sep. 19, 2023 12:38 PM EDT

The devastating storm that dumped torrential rains along the Libyan coast this month was up to 50 times more likely to occur and 50% more intense because of human-caused climate change, according to an analysis released Tuesday. Before crossing the Mediterranean, the storm raged for...