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Agency: $4.2 billion in insured losses in Florida from storm

Dec. 12, 2018 8:29 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State officials are estimating that Floridians had more than $4.2 billion in insured losses from Hurricane Michael. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said that as of last week, insurers had handled more than 131,000 claims in Florida, about two-thirds of them involving...

Spotty ice expected on roads as thawing snow refreezes

Dec. 12, 2018 12:09 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials are warning of another day of dangerous road conditions after a wintry snowstorm walloped several Southern states. While sunny skies helped North Carolina and Virginia thaw on Tuesday, temperatures dropped again overnight. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that any...

The Latest: Storm helps North Carolina, Virginia ski resorts

Dec. 11, 2018 4:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm that hit several southern states (all times local): 4 p.m. For businesses that depend on frozen precipitation, this week's wintry storm wasn't all bad. Ski resorts in Virginia and North Carolina are boasting of strong ski conditions after getting smothered...

Refreezing still a threat after snowstorm; rain on the way

Dec. 11, 2018 3:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also "transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice" during the morning commute, one governor warned Tuesday. Sunny skies in North Carolina and Virginia were helping to thaw out...

Storm cleanup: Florida officials resign amid resources probe

Dec. 11, 2018 3:29 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A top official in Florida's highway agency and her deputy resigned after an investigation into whether state employees were sent to the official's south Georgia home to clean up fallen tree limbs and connect a generator after Hurricane Michael. Kelley Scott, director of...

Officials in Florida want Hurricane Michael tent camp closed

Dec. 11, 2018 8:48 AM EST

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Officials want to shut down a tent camp where hundreds of people have stayed since Hurricane Michael struck Florida's Panhandle in October. Shawn York of the United Methodist Committee on Relief says just a few displaced locals have stayed in the Panama City encampment recently....

Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school

Dec. 10, 2018 7:59 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous even as the worst of a wintry storm departed. Snow, sleet and freezing rain tapered off across states from Georgia to West Virginia that were recovering from...

The Latest: Pedestrians warned of ice from skyscraper

Dec. 10, 2018 7:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of a wintry storm crossing the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Police in North Carolina's largest city are warning pedestrians of ice falling from a downtown skyscraper. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shut down one street Monday after reports of...

Puerto Rico to hire crews, fix 106K streetlights post-Maria

Dec. 10, 2018 6:19 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's power company said Monday that it plans to hire private firms to repair some 106,000 streetlights across the U.S. territory that remain in the dark more than a year after Hurricane Maria. Carlos Alvarado, technical operations chief for the island's Electric Power...

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

Dec. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate...