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Typhoon Noru weakens over Vietnam, dumps rain in Thailand

Sep. 28, 2022 03:56 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Typhoon Noru weakened into a tropical storm over central Vietnam on Wednesday, causing blackouts and blowing off roofs and billboards with strong winds and putting Thailand on alert for more floods and downpours. There were no immediate reports of casualties...

Cuba in the dark after Hurricane Ian knocks out power grid

Sep. 28, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power grid and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm. Authorities were working overnight to gradually...

Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast, threatening floods, winds

Sep. 28, 2022 03:26 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida residents rushed to board up their homes, stash precious belongings on upper floors and flee from oncoming Hurricane Ian, fearing the monstrous storm that knocked out power to all of Cuba and its 11 million people would slam into their state's west coast with...

Pollution from Florida mining a concern with Hurricane Ian

Sep. 28, 2022 00:46 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The polluted leftovers of Florida’s phosphate fertilizer mining industry, more than 1 billion tons in “stacks” that resemble enormous ponds, are at risk for leaks or other contamination when Hurricane Ian comes ashore in the state, environmental groups say. ...

Cuba without electricity after hurricane hammers power grid

Sep. 27, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian knocked out power across all of Cuba and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it slammed into the island’s western tip as a major hurricane Tuesday. Cuba’s Electric Union said in a statement that work was underway to...

Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida braces for winds, floods

Sep. 27, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, knocking out power to the entire country and leaving 11 million people without electricity, before churning on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a...

Officials: Cuba without electricity after Hurricane Ian collapses power grid

Sep. 27, 2022 21:28 PM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Officials: Cuba without electricity after Hurricane Ian collapses power grid.

Tampa's Phoenix simulation anticipated Category 5 hurricane

Sep. 27, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

In ominous tones, a documentary narrator describes the devastation wrought on the Tampa Bay, Fla. area by “Phoenix,” a tropical storm that grew into a Category 5 hurricane. More than 160 deaths with 30,000 missing people. Upwards of 300,000 people seeking shelter. As much as $200...

Puerto Rico seeks U.S. waiver as diesel dwindles after storm

Sep. 27, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday requested that the U.S. government waive a federal law to allow for more fuel shipments to the island amid concerns over a dwindling supply of diesel in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi warned that a...

Florida schools, South Carolina move home games ahead of Ian

Sep. 27, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three Sunshine State universities took steps Tuesday to salvage home football games as Hurricane Ian approached. Florida moved its game against Eastern Washington from Saturday to Sunday. Central Florida did the same with its game against SMU. South Florida...