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Climate Migration: Floods displace villagers in Indonesia

Oct. 05, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

MONDOLIKO, Indonesia (AP) — All the crops had died and the farmed fish had escaped their ponds. The only road to the village was flooded and the water just kept getting higher, says Asiyah, 38, who like many Indonesians uses only one name. She knew that she had to leave her home...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 05, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel. September 30, 2022. Editorial: Lessons from Hurricane Ian that Florida must heed Every time a major hurricane approaches landfall in Florida, one question dominates most people’s minds, no matter how much outward...

Floridians endure slow wait for power knocked out by Ian

Oct. 04, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian may be long gone from Florida, but workers on the ground were pushing ahead Tuesday to restore power and search for anyone still trapped inside flooded or damaged homes. The number of storm-related deaths has risen to at least 84 in recent...

Mexican government considering army-run airline

Oct. 04, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday his government is analyzing the creation of a state-owned, army-run airline that would fly 10 leased airplanes as well as the former presidential jet. The unusual plan would further boost the army's increasing economic role in...

Hurricane Orlene hits Mexico's Pacific coast near Mazatlan

Oct. 03, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Orlene made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast near the tourist town of Mazatlan on Monday before quickly weakening over land into a tropical depression. Electrical cables swayed and sent off showers of sparks in the town of El Rosario, about 40...

Biden tells Puerto Ricans he's 'committed to this island'

Oct. 03, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to “rebuild it all” while visiting Puerto Rico on Monday, as tens of thousands of people remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Fiona struck and residents worry that Washington's dedication to their recovery could prove fleeting. ...

Hurricane Orlene hits Mexican coast near resort city of Mazatlan

Oct. 03, 2022 10:46 AM EDT
MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Orlene hits Mexican coast near resort city of Mazatlan.

By boat and jet ski, volunteers assist in Ian rescue efforts

Oct. 03, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — There was no time to waste. As Hurricane Ian lashed southwest Florida, Bryan Stern, a veteran of the U.S. military, and others began gathering crews, boats and even crowbars for the urgent task that would soon be at hand: rescuing hundreds of people who might get...

Cat. 3 Hurricane Orlene heads for Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 02, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene lost some punch, but remained a dangerous Category 3 storm on Sunday as it headed toward Mexico's northwest Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas. After growing into a hurricane Saturday, Orlene quickly added power,...

Ruptured oil pipeline off California approved for repairs

Oct. 02, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas oil company was granted permission to repair an underwater pipeline that ruptured off the coast of Southern California a year ago, spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude, and forced beaches and fisheries to close. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...