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Major hurricane expected with Sam; Teresa dwindling

Sep. 25, 2021 04:58 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters expected Hurricane Sam to intensify into a major storm on Saturday, while subtropical storm Teresa was weakening and projected to dissipate on Sunday. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Sam, which was centered about 1,150 miles...

Hurricane Sam strengthens to Category 2 storm in Atlantic

Sep. 24, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday night and is expected to quickly develop into a major storm over the weekend. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Sam, which was about 1,215 miles (1,950...

Braves-Padres resumption delayed by rare San Diego rain

Sep. 24, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A rare rainstorm in San Diego prompted a delay Friday before the Padres and Braves resumed a game suspended by poor weather July 21 in Atlanta. The continuation was set to begin in the evening at Petco Park, but an unexpected storm hit the city,...

Forecasters: Subtropical Storm Teresa forms north of Bermuda, is not expected to strengthen

Sep. 24, 2021 17:42 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters: Subtropical Storm Teresa forms north of Bermuda, is not expected to strengthen.

In battle to restore power after Ida, a tent city rises

Sep. 24, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

AMELIA, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. Within days, electric officials transformed it into a bustling “tent city” with enormous, air-conditioned tents for workers, a...

Victim of alligator attack during hurricane is identified

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The remains found in an alligator's stomach have been positively identified as those of a man who was attacked and killed in Hurricane Ida floodwaters. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Thursday in a news release that the remains...

New Jersey weighs expanding flood buyback program after Ida

Sep. 24, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Liz Sawyer called Manville, New Jersey, home for more than two decades when Ida became the latest storm to send flood waters crashing into her house. For her and her family it will — she hopes — be the last time. “Let us get out of here,”...

AgCenter: Ida agriculture damage at least $584M in Louisiana

Sep. 23, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s winds and floods did at least $584 million in damage to agriculture in Louisiana, experts at the LSU AgCenter estimate. More than half of that — $315.9 million — is timber damage, with another $207 million, or 35% of the...

15 deaths among nursing home patients moved to warehouse

Sep. 23, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The death toll has risen from seven to 15 among nursing home residents evacuated before Hurricane Ida to a warehouse where conditions were found too squalid for safety, the state health department said Thursday. However, a department statement noted...

Tropical Storm Sam forms, expected to become hurricane

Sep. 23, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sam has formed in the Atlantic and is expected to become a major hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday were near 50 mph (85 kph) with additional strengthening expected. The storm is...