Latest Tropical storms News

Lake Charles starts program for 2020 hurricane home repairs

Apr. 17, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Registration has started for a new program to help low- and moderate-income Lake Charles residents fix 2020 hurricane damage to their homes, and Mayor Nic Hunter says he expects it to fill up fast. “We’ve already had so many people express interest in...

Study: Africa cyclones exacerbated by climate change

Apr. 11, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Extreme rainfall in southeast Africa has become heavier and more likely to occur during cyclones because of climate change, according to a new analysis released Monday by an international team of weather scientists. Multiple tropical storms that pummeled...

UN sets 5-year goal to broaden climate early warning systems

Mar. 23, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The chief of the United Nations announced a project Wednesday to put every person on Earth in range of early weather-warning systems within five years as natural disasters have grown more powerful and frequent due to climate change. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio...

FEMA trailers for 2020 hurricanes soon to require rent

Mar. 21, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon be charging rent to about 1,750 households displaced by Louisiana’s 2020 hurricanes and still living in mobile homes and similar housing provided by the agency. At Louisiana's request, FEMA had extended...

Beloved by chefs, others, tiny seafood house makes comeback

Mar. 06, 2022 13:06 PM EST

LAFITTE, La. (AP) — One door at Higgins Seafood in Lafitte leads to the counter, where Dottie Higgins rings up orders on a calculator. The other door at this seafood shack opens to a small room with screened windows, boiling pots, a few mismatched bar stools and easy access to the ice chest full...

'We need help': Another cyclone batters Madagascar

Feb. 23, 2022 04:38 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Cyclone Emnati crashed into the southeastern coast of Madagascar in the early hours of Wednesday, ripping roofs off houses and raising fears of flooding and food shortages in a region still recovering from the destruction inflicted by another tropical storm just...

Cyclone-hit Madagascar braces for another 'big one'

Feb. 21, 2022 10:52 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The island of Madagascar off the east coast of Africa is bracing for yet another cyclone having already been hit by three major tropical storms in the last month. Cyclone Emnati is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of Madagascar late Tuesday amid...