Latest Storms News

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...

Iconic stretch of California coastal highway faces closures

Nov. 13, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Officials plan to temporarily close an iconic stretch of California’s landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast this winter when forecasts of significant rain emerge. Highway 1 is a major scenic route for tourists driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as...

NTSB: Amagansett, NY plane crash likely caused by weather

Nov. 13, 2019 11:34 AM EST

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board reports that extreme weather, turbulence, wind shear and a decision to “fly under a thunderstorm” were the probable causes of a fatal crash off Amagansett, New York in June 2018. The twin-engine Piper Navajo was coming from...

Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

Nov. 13, 2019 9:48 AM EST

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8...

Snowstorm causes delay at Pittsburgh official's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 1:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit trial of an elected official from Pittsburgh is off to a slow start because of a snowstorm. Jury selection began Tuesday, but the judge ran out of candidates. The National Weather Service says more than 9 inches (22.8 centimeters) of snow fell Monday and Tuesday in southeastern...

Bills expand sales tax holidays for school, storm supplies

Nov. 12, 2019 11:20 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sales tax holidays for school and hurricane supplies would be expanded under bills approved by a Florida Senate committee. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously approved the bills Tuesday. One would create an 18-day sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies from May...

Western NY gets lots of snow; bus flips, no serious injuries

Nov. 12, 2019 10:04 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bus carrying seven passengers turned over on its side on a snow-slicked highway south of Syracuse as much of New York was hit with its first major snowstorm of the season. Cortland County sheriff's deputies say no one was seriously hurt in the 1:30 a.m. crash Tuesday of the New York...

N Carolina officials vote to reopen island damaged by Dorian

Nov. 12, 2019 4:27 AM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — County commissioners on the North Carolina coast have moved to reopen an island ravaged by Hurricane Dorian. Acting on a recommendation from the Ocracoke Control Group, the Hyde County Commissioners on Monday adopted the proposal to open the island to visitors on Nov. 22, or when N.C....