Latest Hurricanes News

Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van

May. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County...

Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

May. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see “another tough hurricane season” this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them. “We know...

Deputy stands trial after SC women drowned in police van

May. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a locked police van in 2018 ignored barricades and drove into rapidly rising floodwaters against advice from his supervisors and officials on the South Carolina highway, a prosecutor said Monday. ...

'Cat 6' hurricane simulator with 200 mph winds

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Category 6 hurricane’s howling winds accelerate to a startling 200 mph in Miami, mercilessly pummeling a two-story wood-frame house until the roof tears off and the rattling windows explode. And a towering 20-foot storm surge spawns battering waves,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. April 30, 2022. Editorial: To develop or not develop, that is the question It occasionally feels like we are our own worst enemy. We fuss and fret that we need housing, affordable preferably, and that we’d like to see more manufacturing jobs in...

Edwards getting 4th COVID-19 shot as storm season nears

May. 04, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraged state residents to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as hurricane season approaches, saying at a Wednesday afternoon news conference that he was about to get his second booster — his fourth COVID-19 shot...

Echoes of 2006: Jazz Fest returns to New Orleans for 2022

Apr. 29, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once silenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opened Friday for the first time in three years — a long awaited 2022 revival that holds echoes of 2006 when the annual celebration of music and culture went on even after Hurricane Katrina....

Buffeted by weather, a historic Black town strives to endure

Apr. 28, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant clutching an order of cabbage and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy pauses to boast about a place that stakes its claim as the oldest town chartered by Black Americans nearly 140 years ago. “It is sacred to...

A nasty I of the storm: Ida is 12th I hurricane name retired

Apr. 27, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

There’s something about hurricanes starting with the letter I that is particularly nasty. Last year’s Ida now joins the list of storms so deadly their names don’t get used again. The World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday that it was retiring the name “Ida” from...

Newark resident: Power plant 'Not just, not right, not fair'

Apr. 26, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Residents of a pollution-choked neighborhood in New Jersey's largest city said Tuesday they are tired of their community being used as a dumping ground for projects that foul their air yet exclude them from the economic benefits of industry. In an online public...