Latest Hurricanes News

Hurricane Rick heads for landfall on Mexico's southern coast

Oct. 25, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A slightly strengthened and compact Hurricane Rick closed in on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, heading toward a predicted landfall late Monday morning amid warnings of potential flash floods in the coastal mountains. The U.S. National Hurricane...

Hurricane Rick strengthens a bit near Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 24, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick strengthened a bit Sunday night while heading for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to make landfall Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 90 miles per hour (150 kph) and was...

Nov. 2 deadline for Ida disaster unemployment applications

Oct. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost wages because of Hurricane Ida have until Nov. 2 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance, according to the state labor department. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said the jobless aid is available to eligible...

Hurricane Rick gains force off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 23, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick gathered force Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to reach land by Monday as a near-Category 3 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick may become a near-major hurricane with winds as high as 115...

Lamont seeks disaster declaration for flooding caused by Ida

Oct. 23, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has submitted a request for a major disaster declaration to the Biden administration, seeking federal funds to help Connecticut recover from damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The Sept. 1 storm dumped as much as 8...

Man gets 2 years for lying about hurricane damage for money

Oct. 22, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for lying about damage caused by Hurricane Irma in order to receive disaster relief money. Deontre Javan Taylor, 27, was sentenced Friday in Jacksonville federal court, according...

Louisiana governor names new homeland security agency chief

Oct. 21, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that his top homeland security adviser is resigning, and he named the agency's chief deputy to the position. James Waskom is on medical leave until January, when he'll formally leave the position...

Hurricane Laura: Many commercial buildings being condemned

Oct. 21, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana mayor says 300 to 400 commercial buildings damaged last year by Hurricane Laura are being condemned or marked for demolition. Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter told the City Council on Wednesday that he realizes business owners have...

Hurricane Ida's damage forces Louisiana voting site changes

Oct. 19, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s destruction across southeastern Louisiana will force thousands of voters to cast their ballots at different polling locations for next month's election, with some voting sites relegated to large tents because few area buildings were free of damage....

New mediation option set up for Ida home insurance disputes

Oct. 19, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Homeowners and insurance companies haggling over Hurricane Ida damage claims can take advantage of a new mediation program announced Tuesday by Louisiana’s Department of Insurance. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon detailed the program at a...