Latest Storms News

The Latest: Tropical storms approaching Puerto Rico, Bermuda

Sep. 23, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move slowly northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Characterizing Karen as "disorganized" early...

Powerful typhoon causes minor injuries, damage in S. Korea

Sep. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon battered southern South Korea, injuring 30 people and knocking out power to about 27,790 houses, officials said Monday. Typhoon Tapah earlier lashed parts of Japan's southern islands with heavy rain and strong winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries....

11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical storm warning was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago,...

As police and firefighter numbers fall, officials urge prep

Sep. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — With natural disasters increasing in frequency and intensity, first responders are finding it more difficult to reach and rescue the thousands of victims of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. Throughout the country, many emergency units have fewer people to navigate disaster...

Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south

Sep. 22, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries. Typhoon Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon after...

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

Sep. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit and was reduced to a tropical storm Saturday as it headed up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Lorena to a tropical storm Saturday...

Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Sep. 21, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The widespread damage brought to the Houston area by one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history came into broader view Saturday, as floodwaters receded to reveal the exhausting cleanup effort that lies ahead for many communities and homeowners. Hundreds of homes and other...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja

Sep. 20, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena skirted along the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula late Friday, prompting new warnings and watches for coastal areas but apparently sparing a direct hit on the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said...

Storm-scarred Texas coast picks up after lmelda's deluge

Sep. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kids were still in classrooms as roads around them became rivers. Drivers warned to stay off highways wound up abandoning their submerged cars. Thousands of people called 911, but rescue crews found many weren't in real danger. Waters from Tropical Storm Imelda began to recede Friday, but...