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The Latest: Oman airport to open Sunday after storm closure

May. 26, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Oman's Salalah International Airport will reopen on Sunday after weathering Cyclone Mekunu. The Public Authority for Civil Aviation in the Gulf country announced the reopening in a statement Saturday....

Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

May. 26, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least five people dead and more than 30 missing, officials said. Portions of Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made...

Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

May. 26, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling...

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

May. 25, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling...

The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto

May. 25, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly moves eastward. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that the tropical storm watch...

Officials recommend evacuations in NC county ahead of storm

May. 25, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina county where a woman died in a mudslide are recommending voluntary evacuations of some areas as a subtropical storm threatens. Emergency officials in Polk County said in a news release Friday that they're recommending that residents of some vulnerable...

Republicans: N Carolina budget holds $60M for disaster aid

May. 25, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators want to set aside another $60 million to help Hurricane Matthew victims build stronger homes or locate to higher ground, as well as for the state to prepare for the next storm. Senate and House Republicans announced Friday state budget adjustments being voted...

Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

May. 25, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. Already at least 40 people, including Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese,...

The Latest: Oman's police: Cyclone kills 12-year-old girl

May. 25, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekunu that is headed for the coast of Oman (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The Royal Oman Police says a 12-year-old girl has died after the winds of Cyclone Mekunu caused her to collide with a wall. The death is the first confirmed in the powerful cyclone. Police...

Alberto becomes the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, could impact US, Mexico, Cuba

May. 25, 2018 10:55 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Alberto becomes the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, could impact US, Mexico, Cuba.