Latest Hurricanes News

Caribbean storm likely to gain force, hit Central America

Jun. 30, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America was expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific, forecasters said Thursday. ...

Disturbance in Caribbean likely to become tropical storm

Jun. 29, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters issued a hurricane watch Wednesday for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped over the southern Caribbean on a path toward Central America. The disturbance was expected to become a tropical storm soon and was likely...

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

Storm's damages put focus on Cuba's dire housing crisis

Jun. 22, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15-square-meter (160-square-foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that has barely enough room for a shelf with pots and a rickety sofa bed. A cloth curtain separates the space they use to wash up. There...

Celia again a tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

Jun. 21, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Celia regained tropical storm force off southern Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday and forecasters said it was likely to eventually become a hurricane, though it appears to be headed out to sea, away from land. Celia first hit tropical storm force on Friday while...

Congress members seek more time to use Orleans Katrina aid

Jun. 20, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Members of Congress from Louisiana are calling for federal officials to extend deadlines for spending Hurricane Katrina recovery funds on New Orleans road and water infrastructure projects. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Rep. Troy Carter have released a...

Housing market slows retreat from rising seas, bigger storms

Jun. 18, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

Chuck and Terry Nowiski lived in their country-style farmhouse with a wrap-around porch for 36 years before it flooded. After hurricanes Matthew and Florence, they said “yes” to the state's offer to buy their place and tear it down. Nearly three years later, they’re still...

Tropical Storm Celia forms in Pacific; Blas heads out to sea

Jun. 17, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Celia formed off Central America Friday, as Hurricane Blas headed out to sea off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast. The tropical storm is expected to remain off the coast of El Salvador and Guatemala over the weekend before veering away from land...

Hurricane Blas prompts port closure in southern Mexico

Jun. 16, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Blas whirled off Mexico's southern Pacific coast Thursday, prompting a precautionary port closure in a region recovering from destruction brought by the season's first big storm. A tropical depression also formed off Central America and was forecast to...

Contractor arrested after camera found in bathroom vent

Jun. 16, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana contractor was arrested Thursday on video voyeurism charges accusing him of putting a camera in a bathroom vent at a home where he repaired damage from Hurricane Ida. Chase Cheramie, 37, of Galliano, at first denied knowing anything about the...