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Tourists walk on the beach as the tail end of Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Tomas Stargardter)

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Oct. 27, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents of the storm-pummeled Gulf Coast steeled themselves for yet another tropical weather strike Tuesday as Tropical Storm Zeta took aim at southeast Louisiana, fraying the nerves of evacuees from earlier storms and raising concerns in New Orleans about the low-lying city’s...

Panhandle shorebirds thrive in aftermath of Hurricane Sally

Oct. 27, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally commanded the Gulf of Mexico to rise last month. Storm surge purged entire miles of vegetation along the Panhandle’s coastlines, according to preliminary assessments. Though a grave for destroyed wild plants, the pearly smooth sand left behind has an upside:...

Damage left by Hurricane Laura is seen Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, in Holly Beach, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

New deadline for Louisiana residents to apply for Laura aid

Oct. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents with damage from Hurricane Laura will get an extra month to sign up for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register with FEMA had been set for Tuesday. But the agency announced that it was extended until Nov. 27 in the...

Icy weather causes massive power outages in Oklahoma

Oct. 27, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 200,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday morning as an early season ice storm bore down on the area. An ice storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday for parts of the state, including Oklahoma City. The National Weather Service said...

Storm blasts New Mexico; travel hazardous in some places

Oct. 27, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A storm dropped snow on New Mexico on Tuesday, making travel hazardous in some areas. National Weather Service forecasters said snow was expected to begin tapering off in western New Mexico on Tuesday and then in the Rio Grande Valley Tuesday night, with last snow falling in the...

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan

Oct. 27, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta came ashore just north of...

People move fishing boats to save place ahead of Typhoon Molave in Danang, Vietnam on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. National agency forecasts the typhoon to hit Vietnam on Wednesday morning in the central region where 1.3 people could face evacuation. (Tran Le Lam/VNA via AP)

Vietnam evacuating low-lying areas as strong typhoon nears

Oct. 27, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam scrambled Tuesday to evacuate more than a million people in its central lowlands as a strong typhoon approached while some regions are still dealing with the aftermath of recent killer floods, state media said. Typhoon Molave is forecast to slam into Vietnam’s south...

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, early Monday morning, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Winds and rain whip Yucatan resorts as Hurricane Zeta nears

Oct. 26, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta lashed Mexico's Caribbean coast resorts around Tulum with high winds and rain Monday night as it headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Zeta — the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic...

New Mexico blasted by snow, wind and freezing temperatures

Oct. 26, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Blowing snow and slick roads were creating hazardous travel conditions Monday for northern and central New Mexico, as officials warned residents and travelers that the worst was still to come. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque said the storm system was...

A vehicle is seen heading northbound on Floyd Boulevard under the Gordon Drive viaduct Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2020. Sunday's snowfall total of 2.9 inches in Sioux City broke a record that had stood since 1918. (Mason Docktor/Sioux City Journal via AP)

Many in Nebraska, Iowa see significant snowfall over weekend

Oct. 26, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Many residents in Nebraska and Iowa were breaking out shovels and snow blowers Monday following a significant snowfall — including some record snow — over the weekend. Norfolk in northeastern Nebraska set a record for snowfall Sunday with 4 inches (10.16 centimeters),...