Latest Tropical Storm Isaias News

Seleka Souls looks over a neighbor's home that was damaged by Hurricane Sally, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

Sep. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. While the...

Conn. official raps Bridgeport mayor's post-Isaias alerts

Sep. 7, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim shouldn't have used an emergency alert system to lambaste a power company over its response to Tropical Storm Isaias, a Connecticut emergency-communications official said. The alerts prompted hundreds of people to refuse future notifications, a newspaper...

Hogan asks for federal disaster declaration for 3 counties

Sep. 3, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government on Thursday to help communities in three counties hit by Tropical Storm Isaias last month. If granted, it would provide financial help to Calvert, Dorchester and St. Mary’s counties...

Weather service assessing storm damage in NY, Connecticut

Aug. 28, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — National Weather Service teams were assessing damage in Connecticut and upstate New York on Friday to see if tornadoes touched down during powerful storms that caused power outages for tens of thousands of customers. The teams were visiting New Haven County in Connecticut and Orange...

Eversource defends storm response to skeptical legislators

Aug. 27, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

Top officials from Eversource on Thursday defended the utility's electricity restoration efforts after Tropical Storm Isaias hit Connecticut earlier this month, but some state legislators remained unimpressed, questioning why vulnerable constituents were left in the dark for more than a week and why there...

A car sits in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Laura in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Laura began flinging rain across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Saturday morning and was expected to drench the Dominican Republic, Haiti and parts of Cuba during the day on its westward course. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

2 tropical storms heading for double blow to US Gulf Coast

Aug. 22, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean on Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hispaniola while the other swept into the gulf through the gap between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and...

NY notifies utility companies of violations for Isaias

Aug. 19, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's utility regulators have threatened steep penalties against several utility companies for a response to Tropical Storm Isaias that the governor called “unacceptable.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state’s Department of Public Service has sent...

Workers clean up tree damage in Glastonbury, Conn., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/David Collins)

Connecticut might make utilities pay customers for outages

Aug. 17, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation being drafted in Connecticut would force utility companies to pay consumers for spoiled food and lost medicine following lengthy power outages. The move comes after more than 1 million state homes and businesses were left in the dark for days earlier this month following...

Josephine weakens, Kyle no longer a tropical storm

Aug. 16, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Josephine weakened to a tropical depression Sunday morning and the system named Kyle became a post-tropical cyclone, forecasters said. Josephine's maximum sustained winds decreased to around 35 mph (55 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. EDT advisory. Kyle was far off...

Weakening expected for tropical storms Josephine, Kyle

Aug. 15, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine was expected to weaken as it skirts islands in the Caribbean, and Tropical Storm Kyle was moving away from the continental United States, forecasters said Saturday night. Threats to land continued to be minimal for both storms, according to the U.S. National Hurricane...