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US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

May. 27, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday. The storm disrupted plans from Pensacola in the Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida's southeastern edge....

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....

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...

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...

The Latest: Alabama declares emergency ahead of Alberto

May. 26, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency for several counties ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto. The order effective at 6 a.m. Sunday covers 40 counties across the southern portion of the state. The National...

US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

May. 26, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain along its...

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

May. 26, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of massive...

Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf

May. 25, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling...