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Tropical Storm Sebastien strengthens, no land threat

Nov. 20, 2019 4:20 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sebastien has strengthened in the Atlantic but is expected to stay over open waters. The storm’s maximum sustained winds Wednesday are 50 mph (80 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some slight strengthening is possible over the next 48 hours but Sebastien is...

TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s Baja

Nov. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm could still dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on southern parts...

TS Raymond flags as it heads toward Mexico’s Baja peninsula

Nov. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond began weakening Saturday over the Pacific as it moved northward in the general direction of Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Raymond had maximum sustained winds around 45 mph (75 kph) as of the afternoon, was...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond formed Friday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and strengthened on a forecast track in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Raymond had maximum sustained winds of 50...

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

Nov. 1, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee...

Cleanup continues Monday from Olga's windy remnants

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school...

Pablo weakens to a tropical storm over far North Atlantic

Oct. 27, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves over the far north Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was located late Sunday about 710 miles (1,145 kilometer) northeast of the Azores. Its top sustained winds have now dropped to about 70 mph (110 kph). The...

Tropical Storm Pablo speeds away from Azores island chain

Oct. 26, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Pablo has slightly strengthened in the northeast Atlantic as it speeds away from the eastern Azores, a Portuguese island chain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday at 11 p.m. EDT that Pablo was centered about 245 miles (394 kilometers) east of Lajes Air Base in the...

Remnants of Olga push into Mississippi, leaving damage

Oct. 26, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — What's left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans' main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, but several trees were downed. A wind...

The Latest: Mayor trapped in home amid storm, fallen tree

Oct. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on areas affected after Tropical Storm Olga moved through the region (all times local): 3 p.m. The mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, was trapped in his home for about 1½ hours by a downed tree and was taken out on a stretcher by first responders. Heavy winds rolled through...