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Hurricane Ian nears Florida landfall with 155 mph winds

Sep. 28, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (AP) — Hurricane Ian's most damaging winds began hitting Florida's southwest coast Wednesday, lashing the state with heavy rain and pushing a devastating storm surge after strengthening to the threshold of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Fueled by warm...

Biden to oil industry: Don't raise prices as hurricane nears

Sep. 28, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast. “Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the...

Cuba begins to turn on lights after Ian blacks out island

Sep. 28, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials said they had begun to restore some power Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to the entire island while devastating some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm. At...

Pollution from Florida mining a concern with Hurricane Ian

Sep. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The polluted leftovers of Florida’s phosphate fertilizer mining industry, more than 1 billion tons in “stacks” that resemble enormous ponds, are at risk for leaks or other contamination when Hurricane Ian comes ashore in the state, environmental groups say. ...

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensifies off Florida's coast with maximum winds of 155 mph, just shy of a Category 5 hurricane

Sep. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Ian rapidly intensifies off Florida's coast with maximum winds of 155 mph, just shy of a Category 5 hurricane.

Forecasters say Hurricane Ian has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm as it approaches Florida's west coast

Sep. 28, 2022 05:04 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Ian has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm as it approaches Florida's west coast.

Cuba without electricity after hurricane hammers power grid

Sep. 27, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian knocked out power across all of Cuba and devastated some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it slammed into the island’s western tip as a major hurricane Tuesday. Cuba’s Electric Union said in a statement that work was underway to...

Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida braces for winds, floods

Sep. 27, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, knocking out power to the entire country and leaving 11 million people without electricity, before churning on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a...

Officials: Cuba without electricity after Hurricane Ian collapses power grid

Sep. 27, 2022 21:28 PM EDT
HAVANA (AP) — Officials: Cuba without electricity after Hurricane Ian collapses power grid.

Tampa's Phoenix simulation anticipated Category 5 hurricane

Sep. 27, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

In ominous tones, a documentary narrator describes the devastation wrought on the Tampa Bay, Fla. area by “Phoenix,” a tropical storm that grew into a Category 5 hurricane. More than 160 deaths with 30,000 missing people. Upwards of 300,000 people seeking shelter. As much as $200...