Latest Atlantic Ocean News

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida's death toll climbs

Sep. 30, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 17 as Florida authorities on Friday afternoon confirmed several drowning deaths and other fatalities. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the deaths included a 22-year-old woman who was ejected...

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina. Hours...

US Navy's newest carrier to deploy, train with NATO nations

Sep. 29, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Following years of delays and problems with its new technology, the U.S. Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier embarks on its first deployment next week and will train with other NATO countries at a time of increasing Russian aggression in Ukraine. The USS...

Hurricane Ian gets nasty quickly, turbocharged by warm water

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change, just like 30 other Atlantic tropical storms since 2017 that became much more powerful in less than a day. This turbocharging of storms is likely to become even more...

Heavy rain slams Spain's Canary Islands; 1 dead on mainland

Sep. 26, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Heavy rain caused by a tropical storm hit several regions in Spain, leaving one person dead and widespread damage, authorities and national media said Monday. A 62-year-old man was found dead in the southeastern Murcia region after a sudden downpour flooded his house...

Fiona sweeps away houses, knocks out power in eastern Canada

Sep. 24, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Fiona washed houses into the sea, tore the roofs off others and knocked out power to the vast majority of two Canadian provinces as it made landfall before dawn Saturday as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone. Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical...

Key West honors Queen Elizabeth at Southernmost Point marker

Sep. 16, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Florida, a landmark delineating the continental United States’ southernmost spot of land, became a memorial to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday when city workers installed a British flag and royal purple banner at the...

Biden plans floating platforms to expand offshore wind power

Sep. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind in the United States. The plan would target sites in the Pacific Ocean off the...

Mom charged with drowning 3 kids near famed NY boardwalk

Sep. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City mom accused of drowning her three children in the Atlantic Ocean was charged with murder Wednesday. Authorities announced the charges two days after Erin Merdy, 30, was found wandering barefoot and soaking wet, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from where...

Calm before storms? Oddly quiet Atlantic despite forecasts

Aug. 31, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s been quiet — too quiet — this Atlantic hurricane season, meteorologists and residents of storm-prone areas whisper almost as if not to tempt fate. A record-tying inactive August is drawing to a close and no storms have formed, even though it is peak...