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FILE - Boats are piled on each other in the marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.  Hurricane season has already been busy this year, but forecasters say it should get even nastier soon. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday, Aug. 6 increased its forecast for the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes this year to far above normal. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

Aug. 6, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a normal year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, boats are moored to take shelter from the wind at the coastal area of Sansha Town of Xiapu County in southeastern China's Fujian Province, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Typhoon Hagiput brought high winds and heavy rains to China's eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. China had ordered evacuations of vulnerable coastal areas in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces to the south, recalled fishing boats and suspended ferry service and some trains. (Lin Shanchuan/Xinhua via AP)

Heavy rains hit eastern China from weakening tropical storm

Aug. 4, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds were hitting China's eastern coastal region Tuesday from a tropical storm weakening as it neared Shanghai. Hagiput was a typhoon with winds blowing up to 137 kilometers (85 miles) per hour at its center when it made landfall in Zhejiang province in the early...

CEO of Puerto Rico's power company to resign amid outages

Aug. 3, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes, officials said...

Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Atlantic; the earliest “I-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season

Jul. 29, 2020 11:19 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias forms in Atlantic; the earliest “I-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Alaska's capital on track to break summer rainfall record

Jul. 29, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The area encompassing Alaska’s capital city is on track to break summer rainfall records, a state weather expert said. National Weather Service Meteorologist Cody Moore said that Juneau had already reached its summer rain average of 13 inches (33 centimeters) by July 26, The...

A man jumps from a wave as Hurricane Hanna begins to make landfall, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas.   The National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning that Hanna's maximum sustained winds had increased and that it was expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon or early evening.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

2020's 1st Atlantic hurricane lashes Texas; floods expected

Jul. 25, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. The first...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Virus, hurricane season delay removal of wrecked cargo ship

Jul. 24, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Efforts to cut apart and remove a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast are being delayed for more than two months because of hurricane season and challenges posed by the coronavirus, project leaders said Friday. Those operations will be suspended through September, but other...

Wilfredo Negron stands on the rooftop of one of his properties securing the zinc roof in preparation for the current hurricane season, in Corozal, Puerto Rico, Monday, July 13, 2020. Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a new hurricane season under fading blue tarp roofs and the latest program to solve the housing crisis hasn't yet finished a single home. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Thousands in Puerto Rico still without housing since Maria

Jul. 24, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a hurricane season under fading blue tarp roofs and the island's first major program to repair and rebuild houses hasn’t completed a...

Tropical Storm Hanna forms; Gonzalo strength remains steady

Jul. 23, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two tropical storms that broke records for being the earliest named Atlantic storms of their respective place in the alphabet have triggered watches and warnings both in the Caribbean and along the southern coast of the continental United States. Tropical Storm Hanna formed late Thursday in...