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Hurricane Orlene hits Mexico's Pacific coast near Mazatlan

Oct. 03, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Orlene made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast near the tourist town of Mazatlan on Monday before quickly weakening over land into a tropical depression. Electrical cables swayed and sent off showers of sparks in the town of El Rosario, about 40...

Biden tells Puerto Ricans he's 'committed to this island'

Oct. 03, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to “rebuild it all” while visiting Puerto Rico on Monday, as tens of thousands of people remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Fiona struck and residents worry that Washington's dedication to their recovery could prove fleeting. ...

Hurricane Orlene hits Mexican coast near resort city of Mazatlan

Oct. 03, 2022 10:46 AM EDT
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Orlene hits Mexican coast near resort city of Mazatlan.

By boat and jet ski, volunteers assist in Ian rescue efforts

Oct. 03, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — There was no time to waste. As Hurricane Ian lashed southwest Florida, Bryan Stern, a veteran of the U.S. military, and others began gathering crews, boats and even crowbars for the urgent task that would soon be at hand: rescuing hundreds of people who might get...

Cat. 3 Hurricane Orlene heads for Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 02, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene lost some punch, but remained a dangerous Category 3 storm on Sunday as it headed toward Mexico's northwest Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas. After growing into a hurricane Saturday, Orlene quickly added power,...

Correction: California-Oil-Spill story

Oct. 02, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story published Oct. 1 about a Texas oil company getting approval to rebuild a pipeline that ruptured and spilled about 25,000 gallons of crude oil off Southern California a year ago, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that Amplify Energy Corp. had agreed to plead...

Pine Island residents recount horror, fear as Ian bore down

Oct. 02, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Paramedics and volunteers with a group that rescues people after natural disasters went door to door Saturday on Florida's devastated Pine Island, offering to evacuate residents who spoke of the terror of riding out Hurricane Ian in flooded homes and howling winds. ...

Despite Ian's punch, wedding day saved on wet Pawleys Island

Oct. 01, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Saturday turned out to be a sparklingly beautiful fall day in Pawleys Island, an idyllic place to hold a wedding sandwiched between the Atlantic oceanfront and expansive marshland that typify South Carolina's coastal beauty. For two visiting families,...

Hurricane Orlene strengthens some off Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 01, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene strengthened some Saturday while heading for an expected landfall early next week on Mexico's northwestern Pacific coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Orlene had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) at midafternoon. It was...

Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

Oct. 01, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench's home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat. His parents' house was among those destroyed by the storm...