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Agency says climate change imperils 60% of Superfund sites

Nov. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In...

Storm could cause minor flooding along New Jersey shore

Nov. 18, 2019 6:29 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Residents along the New Jersey shore might experience minor coastal flooding. A coastal flood advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday for Salem, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, southeast Burlington, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties. Forecasters have canceled a...

3rd record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

Nov. 17, 2019 10:36 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores and museums in Venice were mostly closed in the hardest-hit area...

TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s Baja

Nov. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm could still dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on southern parts...

Flooded road remains closed on Hatteras Island

Nov. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina transportation officials have closed a flooded road on Hatteras Island after a storm brought heavy rain and high winds to parts of the Outer Banks and coast. The state Department of Transportation said in a news release Sunday that workers have been removing wind-blown...

'You've got to give back': Veteran helps restore homes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Seeing her neighbors come together after Hurricane Florence devastated their neighborhood in 2018 inspired retired Army Master Sgt. Avis Rankins to help others in need of shelter. Service was instilled and impressed upon Rankins from an early age. Rankins, who calls North Carolina...

TS Raymond flags as it heads toward Mexico’s Baja peninsula

Nov. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond began weakening Saturday over the Pacific as it moved northward in the general direction of Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Raymond had maximum sustained winds around 45 mph (75 kph) as of the afternoon, was...

Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

Nov. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed deaths...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond formed Friday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and strengthened on a forecast track in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Raymond had maximum sustained winds of 50...

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to...