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Tropical Storm Epsilon may become a hurricane near Bermuda

Oct. 20, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon is expected to be at or near hurricane strength as it gets closer to Bermuda by Thursday morning. It is still too early to tell what Epsilon's track and intensity will be once it's near the island but the U.S. National Hurricane Center said there is a risk of direct...

Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens in the central Atlantic

Oct. 19, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened Monday morning in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph), up slightly from when it formed hours earlier. Additional strengthening was expected and Epsilon was...

Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the central Atlantic, the latest in a very active hurricane season

Oct. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the central Atlantic, the latest in a very active hurricane season.
Omar Mediavilla, who urges his brother Jerick (Florida resident) to exercise the right to vote that the island's residents do not have, drinks a cup of coffee at his balcony in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are targeting Puerto Rico in a way never seen before to gather the attention of tens of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

Oct. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. The candidates are targeting...

Iowa Department of Transportation workers help with tree debris removal as grain bins from the Archer Daniels Midland facility are seen severely damaged in Keystone, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

Oct. 18, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report. The Aug. 10 storm hit Iowa hard but also caused damage in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana. The...

In this Oct. 13, 2020, photo, Ricardo Pimentel is greeted by dogs that he rescued at his Tierra de Animales (Land of Animals) shelter in Leona Vicario, Mexico. Pimentel sheltered about 300 dogs at his home during Hurricane Delta, and his story, which has gone viral, led people across the world to donate to the shelter. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)

Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

Oct. 15, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs. There were plenty of other critters too: Dozens of cats were harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a...

Buddhist monks walk through a flooded pagoda following recent rains on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A Cambodian disaster official said Wednesday that more than 10,000 people have been evacuated to safety places after a tropical storm hit the country, causing the flash flood. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit

Oct. 14, 2020 4:53 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been evacuated in Cambodia after a tropical storm triggered flash floods, an official said Wednesday. Seasonal rains made worse by the storm caused flooding in 19 of the country’s 25 provinces, affecting 140,000 people in all, said Khun Sokha,...

In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, visits the typhoon-ravaged rural town of Komdok, North Korea, to inspect recovery works. Kim's inspection was his first public activity after weekend celebrations marking his ruling party’s founding anniversary. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N. Korea's Kim visit typhoon-hit area, warns of 'defeatism'

Oct. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited a typhoon-ravaged rural town and lambasted government agencies for “defeatism,” state media reported Wednesday. In his first public activity after massive weekend celebrations marking the ruling party’s founding...

Study: Hurricane Irma caused 400 senior deaths in Florida

Oct. 13, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The aftereffects of 2017's Hurricane Irma appear to have killed more than 400 senior residents of Florida nursing homes, a new university study shows. Researchers at the University of South Florida and Brown University concluded that 433 additional patients died within 90 days of the...

Pass Christian Sailboat washes ashore in Long Beach after the Hurricane Delta high force winds on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Hunter Dawkins/The Gazebo Gazette via AP)

Louisiana's back-to-back hurricanes: Future unsure for many

Oct. 12, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

CAMERON, La. (AP) — Michele Vincent’s home was largely intact in spite of hurricanes Laura and Delta. But tears streamed down her face as she looked at her church’s broken windows and shattered pews. “It’s hard to come back and see it again and then to know there’s...