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Imelda could bring heavy rainfall, flooding to Houston area

Sep. 18, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District in Houston, said...

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 18, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices Wednesday. National Security...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...

The Latest: Humberto to bring strong winds to Bermuda

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 11 p.m. Hurricane Humberto is expected to bring strong winds to Bermuda as it moves closer to the island. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tuesday night Humberto had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph). Forecasters said Tuesday...

Bermuda braces for approach of Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto grew into a powerful Category 3 storm Tuesday evening, and officials on Bermuda made plans for early shutdowns of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm's likely close pass on Wednesday. Tropical Storm...

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding from Imelda

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. The storm,...

Buttigieg unveils disaster relief plan in hurricane-hit city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change. In...

Nursing home employees formally charged in patient deaths

Sep. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have formally charged four ex-employees of a Florida nursing home where a power outage after a hurricane led to 12 patients' deaths. The Broward County State Attorney's Office filed a criminal information document Monday listing nine counts of aggravated...

Bermuda to face lashing from Hurricane Humberto

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it expects Hurricane Humberto to lash Bermuda with high winds and heavy rain later this week. The center in Miami said Monday that Humberto had strengthened and could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. The Bermuda Weather...

As shock wears off, mental health concerns grow in Bahamas

Sep. 16, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters. Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home. A third rescued a friend who sat in shock when part of a building where they...