Latest Typhoons News

Tropical Storm Kyle forms as Josephine weakens in Atlantic

Aug. 14, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Josephine continued to just barely hold on to its tropical storm status Friday as Tropical Storm Kyle formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, packing winds near gale force but with no major population centers in its projected path. Kyle was about 185 miles (300 kilometers)...

Tropical Storm Josephine forms; no warnings in effect

Aug. 13, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 760 miles (1,220 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 p.m....

FILES - This combo of two file photos shows Pedro Pierluisi, left and Wanda Vazquez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At left, Secretary of State Pedro Pierluisi attends his confirmation hearing at the House of Representatives on Aug. 2, 2019, and at right, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez gives an interview at La Fortaleza governor residence on Aug. 16, 2019. Both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis and are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, Files)

Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries

Aug. 7, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections. Gov. Wanda Vázquez of the...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, boats are moored to take shelter from the wind at the coastal area of Sansha Town of Xiapu County in southeastern China's Fujian Province, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Typhoon Hagiput brought high winds and heavy rains to China's eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. China had ordered evacuations of vulnerable coastal areas in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces to the south, recalled fishing boats and suspended ferry service and some trains. (Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua via AP)

Heavy rains hit eastern China from weakening tropical storm

Aug. 4, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds were hitting China's eastern coastal region Tuesday from a tropical storm weakening as it neared Shanghai. Hagiput was a typhoon with winds blowing up to 137 kilometers (85 miles) per hour at its center when it made landfall in Zhejiang province in the early...

This Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Hagupit approaching Taiwan, center left. Vulnerable coastal areas of eastern China are being evacuated in anticipation of Typhoon Hagupit making landfall late Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, bringing gales and heavy rainfall at a time when much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding.  (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

Aug. 3, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas were being evacuated and fishing boats recalled to port before a typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains to eastern China late Monday as much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding. Typhoon Hagupit had gusts of up to 90 kilometers...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, a student wearing a mask has his temperature checked by a teacher before entering a school for summer classes in Texas. On Friday, July 31, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body temperature without direct contact, point an infrared light directly at the brain’s pineal gland, exposing it to harmful radiation. Infrared thermometers don’t emit radiation into the brain; they sense heat emitted by the body. They pose no risk to the pineal gland, which is located deep within the brain, according to Dr. Haris Sair, director of neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what happened this week

Jul. 31, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body...

Isaias causes floods, slides, then grows into hurricane

Jul. 31, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday, then strengthened into a hurricane late in the night while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. The storm's rain turned several...

Tropical Storm Isaias heads for Hispaniola with heavy rain

Jul. 29, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Heavy rains drenched the eastern Caribbean as a weather system strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaias late Wednesday while it passed south of Puerto Rico and headed for Hispaniola carrying the threat of flooding and landslides. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said...

This Sunday, July 26, 2020, photo provided by the National Butterfly Center, shows damage caused by Tropical Storm Hanna at the Fisher border wall, a privately funded border fence on the Rio Grande River near Mission, Texas. The wall was built by a construction company that's won $1.3 billion in U.S. government contracts and promoted by supporters of President Donald Trump. (The National Butterfly Center vis AP)

Storm causes erosion at Trump backers' private border wall

Jul. 29, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as “done to make me look bad,” a private border wall built by his supporters in South Texas has suffered new erosion in a weekend tropical storm that was the project's first major weather test. Heavy rain and winds from...

Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Jul. 28, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters on Tuesday issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean, saying a disturbance in the Atlantic is likely to soon strengthen into a tropical storm that might reach the U.S. mainland. The storm, which could be named Isaias if it...