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Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Sep. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...

Mexico still has much rebuilding to do from 2017 quake

Sep. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of 2017 earthquakes that killed more than 500 people and a devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presided over a ceremony Thursday in which the flag was raised to half-staff in...

The Latest: Lorena becomes hurricane off coast of Mexico

Sep. 18, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Lorena has become a hurricane just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico. Lorena is expected to brush or hit land by early Thursday somewhere between the port of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's southwestern...

200 Bahamians arrive in Florida fleeing Dorian's devastation

Sep. 18, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than 200 Bahamians whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian arrived Wednesday in Florida on a cruise ship. It was the second mass arrival for the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. More than 850 Bahamian evacuees arrived Sept. 7 after the storm ravaged the islands of Grand...

Buttigieg unveils disaster relief plan in hurricane-hit city

Sep. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change. In...

Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away

Sep. 15, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was underneath was sodden and unrecognizable. He shuffled across...

NC governor seeks Hurricane Dorian disaster declaration

Sep. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 13 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump's administration Friday. If approved, money would be available to help with the cost of debris cleanup, repairs or...

Bahamas tackles massive clean-up after Dorian, 1,300 missing

Sep. 12, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — Pastor Jeremiah Saunders stood in the golden afternoon sun and barely blinked as he debated what to pick out from the ruins of the church he built 22 years ago in the seaside village of High Rock on the eastern end of Grand Bahama island. A black-and-blue necktie floated in a pool...

Tornado hits South Dakota hospital: 'All are safe and sound'

Sep. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

When the warning sounded shortly before midnight that a tornado could be approaching, the clock turned into a stopwatch for staff members working the night shift at a behavioral health center at a Sioux Falls hospital. "We had 10 minutes to wake up 102 residents, get them to the center of the building," said...