Latest Hurricane Isaac 2012 News

'Isaac' drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

Sep. 14, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory. Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west...

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Sep. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a...

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...

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Sep. 10, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along a...

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...

Isaac now 3rd tropical storm swirling n eastern Atlantic

Sep. 9, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A third tropical storm has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Tropical Storm Isaac was centered about 1,540 miles (2,475 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but...

Isaac becomes 3rd tropical storm in Atlantic

Sep. 8, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A third tropical storm has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday night that Tropical Storm Isaac was centered about 1,580 miles (2,540 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but...

Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

Sep. 8, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

Emergency officials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this year's hurricane season. Coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to make landfall Thursday as a level 3 hurricane...