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Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Oct. 21, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, was moving toward Bermuda on Wednesday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm...

Epsilon strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Bermuda

Oct. 20, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season, as it approaches Bermuda on Thursday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A...

Debris from Hurricane Laura is pilled up in Bell City, La., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, as Hurricane Delta approached the Gulf Coast. Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Thursday after swiping Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

More than 6,500 still in shelters in Louisiana, some leaving

Oct. 20, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 6,500 people are still in temporary shelters after back-to-back hurricanes hit Louisiana, according to the state, but some are being told to leave. The Department of Children and Family Services said about 6,430 people are in shelters because of Hurricane Laura’s strike...

Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens in the central Atlantic

Oct. 19, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened Monday morning in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph), up slightly from when it formed hours earlier. Additional strengthening was expected and Epsilon was...

Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the central Atlantic, the latest in a very active hurricane season

Oct. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the central Atlantic, the latest in a very active hurricane season.
Omar Mediavilla, who urges his brother Jerick (Florida resident) to exercise the right to vote that the island's residents do not have, drinks a cup of coffee at his balcony in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are targeting Puerto Rico in a way never seen before to gather the attention of tens of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

Oct. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place where U.S. citizens cannot cast ballots but have the ear of hundreds of thousands of potential voters in the battleground state of Florida. The candidates are targeting...

Iowa Department of Transportation workers help with tree debris removal as grain bins from the Archer Daniels Midland facility are seen severely damaged in Keystone, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)

Report: Damage from August wind storm in Midwest at $7.5B

Oct. 18, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report. The Aug. 10 storm hit Iowa hard but also caused damage in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana. The...

Trump OKs major disaster declaration for Louisiana

Oct. 17, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Trump Administration on Saturday approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana, making federal assistance available to supplement state and local recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta. President Donald Trump's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in...

A truck drives through a flooded street in Lake Charles, La., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, past a home with damage from Hurricane Laura, after Hurricane Delta moved through on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Displaced, distraught, Louisiana evacuees languish in hotels

Oct. 17, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Languishing in a tiny hotel room, their three young children buzzed around them on two beds pushed together. A pile of donated toys sat on the floor near a baby stroller that doubles as a cart to fetch groceries. Cockroaches lurked on the inside of an open cabinet near a mini...

In this Oct. 13, 2020, photo, Ricardo Pimentel is greeted by dogs that he rescued at his Tierra de Animales (Land of Animals) shelter in Leona Vicario, Mexico. Pimentel sheltered about 300 dogs at his home during Hurricane Delta, and his story, which has gone viral, led people across the world to donate to the shelter. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)

Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

Oct. 15, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs. There were plenty of other critters too: Dozens of cats were harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a...