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Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed

Oct. 17, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and their needs. Rescue and relief efforts for stranded or missing people in flooded mountain villages continued Thursday, as the death toll climbed. NHK television counted 77...

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...

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

Oct. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor'easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a...

Farmers encouraged to report wintry weather crop damage

Oct. 16, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Agriculture producers in North Dakota are being encouraged to contact county extension agents to report crop damage and losses associated with last week's snowstorm. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says it's critical for producers to share information with the...

Utility crews preparing for power outages ahead of storm

Oct. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Utility crews are preparing for power outages in advance of the stormy weather and 50 mile-per-hour-wind gusts forecast for New Hampshire. Utilities are securing additional crews. Heavy rain and strong winds were expected from Wednesday night into Thursday. Alec O'Meara, a spokesman...

Florida hires first mental health coordinator for disasters

Oct. 16, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's emergency management agency has hired a mental health expert to coordinate services after catastrophes. Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis on Wednesday said that Darcy Abbott has been hired as Florida's first mental health coordinator for disaster recovery. In the role,...

South Carolina town reopens 'Sunrise Park' after Dorian

Oct. 16, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — After delays from Hurricane Dorian, a South Carolina town will officially reopen a popular park on Charleston Harbor. The Post and Courier reports Melton Peter Demetre Park, also called Sunrise Park, will reopen Wednesday. A ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. The park is located on...

LEADING OFF: Storm over ALCS, Nats headed to World Series

Oct. 16, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WEATHER OR NOT A major storm was moving into the New York area, putting Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in peril. The Astros lead 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup after winning at Yankee Stadium 4-1 on Tuesday. The teams are scheduled to play at night, but...

Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

Oct. 16, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11 presumed dead. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that another eight people were missing in typhoon-hit areas in central and...

New Orleans collapse site worry: Tropical weather

Oct. 15, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tropical disturbance over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula was being eyed Tuesday by New Orleans authorities, who fear it could become a tropical depression or storm that would topple a partially collapsed building and two huge construction cranes onto neighboring buildings at the edge of...