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Park Service: Rising sea levels threaten some Georgia parks

May. 27, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study by the National Park Service found that rising sea levels threaten some national park land in Georgia. Among them: Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast, a fort near Savannah and another fort on St. Simons Island. The park with the highest future water levels in Georgia is Fort...

The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico

May. 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 a.m. Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast are largely empty as a slowly strengthening storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approaches....

US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

May. 27, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty Sunday as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached. Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018...

Rescuers save 2 women adrift in Lake Superior on blowup raft

May. 27, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are warning boaters and swimmers to be aware of changing weather conditions, after authorities rescued two young Duluth women who drifted into Lake Superior on an inflatable raft. The Star Tribune reports that fire department and Coast Guard personnel were called to the...

A handful of state parks remain closed for holiday weekend

May. 27, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Only a handful of Connecticut's 110 parks still remain closed to the public following a recent major storm, which included two confirmed tornadoes. Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden and Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend....

Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

May. 27, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a...

Huge lightning storms in UK disrupt travel at London airport

May. 27, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British meteorologists said thousands of lightning strikes hit the U.K. during a powerful overnight thunderstorm, and a London-area airport reported flight disruptions Sunday after an aircraft refueling system was damaged. London Stansted Airport said that a lightning strike disabled the...

Storm-damaged ferry lanes on Ocracoke Island being rebuilt

May. 27, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Contractors with the state Transportation Department are rebuilding ferry lanes at the north end of Ocracoke Island that were damaged during extreme winter weather. Drivers use the lanes to board the ferry to Hatteras. Storms washed away two of the five lanes earlier this year. The...

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 6 dead, 30 missing

May. 26, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least six people while more than 30 remain missing,...

The Latest: Oman says 4th person killed by Cyclone Mekunu

May. 26, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local): 6 a.m. Authorities in Oman say a fourth person has been killed by Cyclone Mekunu, raising the storm's overall death toll to six. Oman's National Committee for Civil Defense made the announcement early Sunday, without...