Latest Hurricane Dorian News

Mrs. Trump, Mrs. Pence survey military's emergency response

Oct. 30, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Melania Trump and Karen Pence traveled to South Carolina on Wednesday to get briefings about some of the military's emergency preparedness and humanitarian efforts in a state where both are often needed because of active hurricane seasons. During a few hours in and around...

After hurricane devastation, Gardiner wins gold for Bahamas

Oct. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's family home on the Abaco islands was one of many damaged in the Sept. 1 hurricane. His win in the...

Bar donates bills taken from wall for Bahamas storm victims

Oct. 3, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Staff members at a Florida bar have pulled nearly $15,000 in bills from the walls to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Siesta Key Oyster Bar, which is known for its dollar bill decorations, has been collecting the money since the...

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Sep. 27, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Russia's foreign minister is calling the dispute over the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president "overblown," and is strongly denying House Speaker Nancy...

Decorum prevails as nations at odds take each other on

Sep. 27, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan and India sparred over Kashmir, Russia chided the West and said its influence in world affairs was diminishing and China's top diplomat warned that unilateralism and protectionism "are posing major threats to the international order" — a veiled reference to its ongoing...

In Dorian's wake, Bahamas appeals for climate action at UN

Sep. 27, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As the Bahamas strives to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis appealed to world leaders Friday to tackle climate change — and encouraged travelers to visit to help the country rebuild. Telling the U.N. General Assembly the storm was "a generational...

NC wild horse manager says a herd lost 28 horses in Dorian

Sep. 24, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

CEDAR ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina wild horse manager says more than half of one herd is thought to be dead after Hurricane Dorian storm surge slammed their island home. Manager Woody Hancock told McClatchy news that 28 of the 49 horses on Cedar Island, between the Outer Banks and the mainland, are...

Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs. Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago. The Category 4 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in its...

Survey: 8,000 turtle nests washed out by Dorian in Florida

Sep. 20, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say Hurricane Dorian washed out to sea more than 8,000 sea turtle nests from a Florida wildlife refuge. The University of Central Florida said Friday that a recent survey conducted at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach shows the storm that...

Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans

Sep. 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

GRAND ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane...