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Nestor downgraded as tornadoes damage Florida homes

Oct. 19, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said several homes were damaged and...

The Latest: Tornados spawned by Nestor damages homes

Oct. 19, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): NOON A second suspected tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Nestor has damaged homes in southwest Florida. The Cape Coral Police Department said in a statement that about dozen homes were damaged Saturday morning by a possible tornado, some...

Plans pushed back to explode 2 cranes in New Orleans

Oct. 18, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans have been pushed back a day to bring down two giant, unstable construction cranes in a series of controlled explosions before they can topple onto historic New Orleans buildings, the city's fire chief said Friday, noting the risky work involved in placing explosive on the towers....

Tropical Storm Nestor has formed in the Gulf of Mexico; storm surge, high winds expected along US Gulf Coast

Oct. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor has formed in the Gulf of Mexico; storm surge, high winds expected along US Gulf Coast.

The Latest: Tropical storm expected to develop in Gulf

Oct. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 10:55 p.m. A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm Friday as it moves toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast. On Thursday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was about 445 miles...

Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

Oct. 17, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will strike the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with high wind and heavy rains, forecasters said Thursday. Moving off the eastern coast of Mexico, the low pressure system was expected to develop into a tropical...

Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and historic buildings around the site at the edge...

Search of collapsed hotel shifts to recovery mission

Oct. 16, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chances of a missing worker's survival after a hotel collapse are diminishing, and New Orleans officials shifted their efforts Wednesday from rescue to recovery mode. The shift comes ahead of a possible tropical storm, Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell told reporters. One...

The Latest: Tropical Depression forms in eastern Atlantic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5 p.m. A tropical depression has formed southeast of the Cabo Verde islands, well offshore of the west coast of Africa. Tropical Depression Fifteen has top sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph), forming Monday about 320 miles (515 kilometers)...

Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Melissa is no longer a tropical storm, and poses no threat to land. The post-tropical cyclone is weakening as it moves deeper into the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. Forecasters said that as of midday on...