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Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Sep. 11, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and...

The Latest: Florence to become 'major hurricane' by Monday

Sep. 9, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Florence to become a "major hurricane" Monday as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. East Coast. In its 11 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said "a rapid phase of...

The Latest: Tropical-force winds from Gordon slam Gulf Coast

Sep. 4, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Gordon (all times local): 7 p.m. The National Hurricane Center says Gordon has begun hurling tropical storm-force winds onshore along the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coastline. The Miami-based forecasting center said the core of Tropical Storm...

French police detain 2 campsite officials in flooding probe

Aug. 10, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — French police detained two officials from a German association that operates a campsite in southern France where flooding danger prompted evacuations and a man was reported missing, a local prosecutor said Friday. The association, based in Leverkusen, Germany, owns the property in...