Latest Chesapeake Bay News

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...

Florence could dump enough rain to fill the Chesapeake Bay

Sep. 14, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florence's rain total will likely be staggeringly huge. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculates that Hurricane Florence is forecast to dump about 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week over the North Carolina, South Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and...

Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

Sep. 13, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...

To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

Sep. 12, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon. Residents in states from Virginia to Georgia — especially those who live in flood-prone areas or on the coast — must decide whether to...

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

East Coast hurricane scenario showed potential for disaster

Sep. 12, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike...

In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

Sep. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-world scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike...

The Latest: Florence growing as it gets closer to landfall

Sep. 10, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricanes Florence and Isaac (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. East Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Monday the monster storm will be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. A...

Navy accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training

Sep. 1, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Devan Gurecki remembers feeling uneasy the first time she set foot on the bridge of a Navy ship. All she knew about warships she had learned in officer candidate school classrooms. Suddenly, she was a lookout on the bridge and giving directions. "I literally walked on board my...

Maryland officials criticize upstream states for bay debris

Aug. 1, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After a week of heavy rain, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a message for states upstream of the Chesapeake Bay: step up and take responsibility for the sediment and debris pouring into the nation's largest estuary. The Republican governor described the situation as "an economic and...