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Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 10:06 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and is forecast to head in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports that Raymond has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph). Its...

Vermont town must repay FEMA $137k for Irene flood fix

Nov. 3, 2019 9:43 AM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is going to have to repay the federal government more than $137,000 it received to help pay for repairs caused by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. But the town of Killington won't have to repay an additional $197,000 after it won an appeal to the Federal Emergency...

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

Nov. 1, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee...

Cleanup continues Monday from Olga's windy remnants

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school...

About 14K still without power after Tropical Storm Olga

Oct. 28, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Utility companies in Louisiana say about 14,000 people don't have power due to damage from Tropical Strom Olga. News outlets report some Entergy and Cleco customers are still without power Monday after the tropical storm destroyed numerous utility poles over the weekend. Entergy says the...

Pablo weakens to a tropical storm over far North Atlantic

Oct. 27, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves over the far north Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was located late Sunday about 710 miles (1,145 kilometer) northeast of the Azores. Its top sustained winds have now dropped to about 70 mph (110 kph). The...

Tropical Storm Pablo speeds away from Azores island chain

Oct. 26, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Pablo has slightly strengthened in the northeast Atlantic as it speeds away from the eastern Azores, a Portuguese island chain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday at 11 p.m. EDT that Pablo was centered about 245 miles (394 kilometers) east of Lajes Air Base in the...

Remnants of Olga push into Mississippi, leaving damage

Oct. 26, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — What's left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans' main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, but several trees were downed. A wind...

The Latest: Mayor trapped in home amid storm, fallen tree

Oct. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on areas affected after Tropical Storm Olga moved through the region (all times local): 3 p.m. The mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, was trapped in his home for about 1½ hours by a downed tree and was taken out on a stretcher by first responders. Heavy winds rolled through...

The Latest: Olga bringing heavy rains to central Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather in the South (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Olga has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as it continues churning toward the Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Friday night that the cyclone will bring heavy rain and possibly flash...