Latest Hurricanes News

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

Dec. 5, 2019 12:46 PM EST

SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast have survived wars, hurricanes, disease outbreaks and other calamities, but now that sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping, they face a more existential crisis. With a total annual budget of $225 million,...

Bahamas counting on sports to aid Dorian recovery efforts

Nov. 26, 2019 3:57 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Any concern about whether it was appropriate to be playing sports in the Bahamas while parts of the multi-island nation continue to dig out from devastation following Hurricane Dorian are quickly dismissed by officials. Bahamians not only want the games, they’re...

Above-ground power lines grow in risk as climate changes

Nov. 25, 2019 1:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trees toppling onto above-ground power lines spark wildfires, more than 1,000 of them in the last decade in California alone. The wires snap in blizzards and hurricanes, causing dayslong outages. Everywhere, power poles topple in all kinds of disasters, blocking escape routes. Around the...

Wild cows returned home after hurricane

Nov. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EST

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway wild cows have returned home after being found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the cows were returned...

TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s Baja

Nov. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm could still dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on southern parts...

TS Raymond flags as it heads toward Mexico’s Baja peninsula

Nov. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond began weakening Saturday over the Pacific as it moved northward in the general direction of Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Raymond had maximum sustained winds around 45 mph (75 kph) as of the afternoon, was...

Report: Hurricane Dorian inflicted $3.4B losses on Bahamas

Nov. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian inflicted losses of about $3.4 billion on the Bahamas, an amount equal to one-quarter of the Caribbean archipelago’s GDP, according to a report released Friday. The report by the Inter-American Development Bank also said there were 67 confirmed deaths...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond formed Friday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and strengthened on a forecast track in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Raymond had maximum sustained winds of 50...

Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

Nov. 13, 2019 9:48 AM EST

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8...

The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Nov. 11, 2019 3:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but...