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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...

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...

Tropical Storm Sam forms in the Atlantic, expected to become a major hurricane

Sep. 23, 2021 11:05 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sam forms in the Atlantic, expected to become a major hurricane.

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents

Sep. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are being hit with another unexpected blow: Thousands of families are now swamped with...

Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless...

Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...

Tropical Storm Peter forms over the Atlantic Ocean

Sep. 19, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Peter formed over the Atlantic Ocean early Sunday, and a new tropical depression was spinning over the far eastern Atlantic. Peter was centered about 630 miles (1,015 kilometers) east of the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S....

New tropical depression forms; Odette well offshore

Sep. 18, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters announced the formation of a new tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday night, as the former tropical storm named Odette headed well offshore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Tropical depression Sixteen was located 670 miles (1,080...

Tropical Storm Odette slogs offshore of mid-Atlantic coast

Sep. 17, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast late Friday and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. The poorly organized storm was traveling to the northeast at 10 mph (17 kph) late Friday evening and...

Nicholas, now a tropical depression, still douses Gulf Coast

Sep. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicholas continued weakening Tuesday night after being downgraded to a tropical depression and slowing to a crawl over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, drenching both states with flooding rains. The downgrade...