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Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Haze blown by monsoon winds from fires in Indonesia has begun affecting some areas of the Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks, an official said Friday. Landrico Dalida Jr., the deputy administrator of the Philippine Atmospheric,...

Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

Sep. 20, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — Parts of Texas remained underwater Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago....

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

Sep. 20, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Hurricane Lorena bore down Friday on Mexico's resort-studded Los Cabos area. Lorena was forecast to pass over or near the southern tip of the Baja...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

The Latest: Barges break loose in high water, strike bridge

Sep. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 6:49 a.m. A major bridge over the San Jacinto River in Texas is shut down after several barges broke loose during strong currents caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. The U.S. Coast Guard says witnesses...

The Latest: Hurricane Lorena approaching Mexico's Los Cabos

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Weather, including Hurricane Lorena along Mexico's Pacific Coast (all times local): 6 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami has upgraded Lorena to a hurricane as it bears down on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Forecasters say Hurricane Lorena now has...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

Sep. 19, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. "We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt said. "That's what...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

The Latest: Hurricane Jerry headed north of Leeward Islands

Sep. 19, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic (all times local): 8 p.m. Hurricane Jerry is on a forecast track heading north of the Leeward Islands and expected to pass well north of Puerto Rico by Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Jerry's eye...