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Hurricane Orlene heads for Mexico's former prison islands

Oct. 02, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene rapidly strengthened as it swirls toward Mexico's northwest Pacific coast, with a likely close brush with former prison islands being developed by the government as an ecotourism destination. After growing into a hurricane Saturday, Orlene...

Ruptured oil pipeline off California approved for repairs

Oct. 01, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas oil company was granted permission to repair an underwater pipeline that ruptured off the coast of Southern California a year ago, spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude, and forced beaches and fisheries to close. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Pine Island residents recount horror, fear as Ian bore down

Oct. 01, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Paramedics and volunteers with a group that rescues people after natural disasters went door to door Saturday on Florida's devastated Pine Island, offering to evacuate residents who spoke of the terror of riding out Hurricane Ian in flooded homes and howling winds. ...

Despite Ian's punch, wedding day saved on wet Pawleys Island

Oct. 01, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Saturday turned out to be a sparklingly beautiful fall day in Pawleys Island, an idyllic place to hold a wedding sandwiched between the Atlantic oceanfront and expansive marshland that typify South Carolina's coastal beauty. For two visiting families,...

Hurricane Orlene strengthens some off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene strengthened some Saturday while heading for an expected landfall early next week on Mexico's northwestern Pacific coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) at midafternoon. It was...

Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

Oct. 01, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench's home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat. His parents' house was among those destroyed by the storm...

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida's death toll climbs

Oct. 01, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 27 people dead. The powerful...

Man has found 78 lost rings around Myrtle Beach in 7 years

Oct. 01, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Seven years, 78 recoveries. It’s not in the thousands, but when you look at the task of finding a very small piece of metal in the miles and miles of beaches along the Grand Strand coastline, Myrtle Beach resident Matthew Fry’s work as a ring finder is...

Tropical Storm Orlene strengthening in Pacific off Mexico

Sep. 30, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Orlene strengthened in the eastern Pacific on Friday and forecasters expected it to become a hurricane while heading for a projected landfall on Mexico's northwestern coast Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum...

Train service suspended due to shifting coastal ground

Sep. 30, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Metrolink and Amtrak train services have been temporarily suspended due to shifting ground beneath a stretch of seaside track in Southern California. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday that service has been suspended in the community of San...