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Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Winds and rain whip Yucatan resorts as Hurricane Zeta nears

Oct. 26, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta began lashing Mexico's Caribbean coast resorts of Playa del Carmen and Cozumel with high winds and rain Monday evening as it headed toward the Yucatan Peninsula and then a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Zeta — the earliest ever 27th...

New Mexico blasted by snow, wind and freezing temperatures

Oct. 26, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Blowing snow and slick roads were creating hazardous travel conditions Monday for northern and central New Mexico, as officials warned residents and travelers that the worst was still to come. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque said the storm system was...

A vehicle is seen heading northbound on Floyd Boulevard under the Gordon Drive viaduct Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2020. Sunday's snowfall total of 2.9 inches in Sioux City broke a record that had stood since 1918. (Mason Docktor/Sioux City Journal via AP)

Many in Nebraska, Iowa see significant snowfall over weekend

Oct. 26, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Many residents in Nebraska and Iowa were breaking out shovels and snow blowers Monday following a significant snowfall — including some record snow — over the weekend. Norfolk in northeastern Nebraska set a record for snowfall Sunday with 4 inches (10.16 centimeters),...

Young girls wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus place clothes to shelter them from rain due to Typhoon Molave in Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A fast moving typhoon has forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters, officials said. Local authorities reported at least two dead from...

The remains of a house is surrounded by floods in Pola town on the island of Mindoro, central Philippines, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A fast-moving typhoon forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in provinces south of the Philippine capital Monday, flooding rural villages and ripping off roofs, officials said. (AP Photo/Erik De Castro)

Philippines: Typhoon leaves 13 missing, displaces thousands

Oct. 26, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fast-moving typhoon blew away from the Philippines on Monday after leaving at least 13 people missing, forcing thousands of villagers to flee to safety and flooding rural villages, disaster-response officials said. The 13 people missing from Typhoon Molave included a dozen...

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m. ET). (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR via AP)

New storm Zeta a hurricane threat to Mexico, US Gulf Coast

Oct. 25, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Zeta gradually strengthened Sunday in the western Caribbean and forecasters said it would likely become a hurricane before hitting Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days. Zeta was the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm...

Louisiana governor urges residents to prepare for Zeta

Oct. 25, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging storm-weary residents to prepare for the possibility that Tropical Storm Zeta could hit the state as a hurricane in the middle of the week. Edwards said in a news release that his office is monitoring the forecast and will begin calls with...

Storms extend Louisiana fisheries COVID-19 aid deadline

Oct. 25, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta has prompted Louisiana to extend the deadline for fisheries' workers and businesses to apply for help under a coronavirus pandemic program. Instead of ending Monday, the application period will now last through Nov. 23, the Louisiana...

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded

Oct. 25, 2020 1:56 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Zeta has formed near Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded.

Hurricane Laura evacuee, swimmer setting new records

Oct. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, Ala. (AP) — Many of us seek normalcy in 2020. William Bright embraces his normal each afternoon at the A.C. Lewis YMCA pool. “The coaches and guys on the team have all been nice,” Bright said. “Swimming gets me in a good mood. I missed it.” A story that includes...