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The Latest: 2 Colorado wildfires prompt evacuations

Sep. 15, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Two wildfires in Colorado have prompted mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders. The Platte Canyon Fire Department said a fire was burning Sunday near the town of Bailey, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of Denver....

Forecasters warn of US coast rip currents caused by Humberto

Sep. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Tropical Storm Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. On Sunday evening, Humberto was 170 miles (270 kilometers) east-northeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, and moving north at...

Fire burning northwest of Fort Collins; evacuations advised

Sep. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

LIVERMORE, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in the mountains northwest of Fort Collins has prompted a voluntary evacuation order for some homes. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department said the fire burned about 150 acres (60 hectares) near the Glacierview Gates subdivision Sunday. The area is about 35 miles (56...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Humberto continues to strengthen

Sep. 15, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather in the Atlantic (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Humberto continues to strengthen, raising the risk of dangerous rip currents on the southeastern U.S. coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reports Sunday evening that...

Cumberland Island reopening after Hurricane Dorian closure

Sep. 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is reopening Cumberland Island to tourists after it was closed for repairs and cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The agency said in a news release that ferry service will resume Monday morning for visitors heading to Cumberland Island from coastal St....

Reopened road causes concern among local officials

Sep. 15, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A reopened road in West Virginia is causing some concern among local officials who are worried about safety. River Road was closed last year when a major land slide sent trees, power poles and dirt across the asphalt. The Dominion Post reports West Virginia Department of Highways...

Small wildfire west of Palm Springs prompts evacuations

Sep. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — About 60 homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto are under evacuation as firefighters work to contain a small wildfire. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday about 50 miles west of...

Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away

Sep. 15, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled across...

The Latest: Humberto moves away from Bahamas

Sep. 15, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Humberto (all times local): 5 a.m. Gusty winds from Tropical Storm Humberto are still affecting portions of the northwestern Bahamas, which is struggling to recover from Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects Humberto to strengthen into a...

Still reeling from Dorian, Bahamas hit by tropical storm

Sep. 15, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago's northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres...