Latest Typhoons News

This Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Typhoon Hagupit approaching Taiwan, center left. Vulnerable coastal areas of eastern China are being evacuated in anticipation of Typhoon Hagupit making landfall late Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, bringing gales and heavy rainfall at a time when much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding.  (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

Aug. 3, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas were being evacuated and fishing boats recalled to port before a typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains to eastern China late Monday as much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding. Typhoon Hagupit had gusts of up to 90 kilometers...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, a student wearing a mask has his temperature checked by a teacher before entering a school for summer classes in Texas. On Friday, July 31, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body temperature without direct contact, point an infrared light directly at the brain’s pineal gland, exposing it to harmful radiation. Infrared thermometers don’t emit radiation into the brain; they sense heat emitted by the body. They pose no risk to the pineal gland, which is located deep within the brain, according to Dr. Haris Sair, director of neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins University. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what happened this week

Jul. 31, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Infrared thermometers, which are held near the forehead to scan body...

Isaias causes floods, slides, then grows into hurricane

Jul. 31, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday, then strengthened into a hurricane late in the night while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. The storm's rain turned several...

Tropical Storm Isaias heads for Hispaniola with heavy rain

Jul. 29, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Heavy rains drenched the eastern Caribbean as a weather system strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaias late Wednesday while it passed south of Puerto Rico and headed for Hispaniola carrying the threat of flooding and landslides. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said...

This Sunday, July 26, 2020, photo provided by the National Butterfly Center, shows damage caused by Tropical Storm Hanna at the Fisher border wall, a privately funded border fence on the Rio Grande River near Mission, Texas. The wall was built by a construction company that's won $1.3 billion in U.S. government contracts and promoted by supporters of President Donald Trump. (The National Butterfly Center vis AP)

Storm causes erosion at Trump backers' private border wall

Jul. 29, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as “done to make me look bad,” a private border wall built by his supporters in South Texas has suffered new erosion in a weekend tropical storm that was the project's first major weather test. Heavy rain and winds from...

Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Jul. 28, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters on Tuesday issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean, saying a disturbance in the Atlantic is likely to soon strengthen into a tropical storm that might reach the U.S. mainland. The storm, which could be named Isaias if it...

Standing with his son Diego Ramirez, Juan Ramirez waits for his turn to register his son for his senior year at Permian High School Monday morning July 27, 2020 at Music City Mall in Odessa Texas. Classes start Aug. 12 for ECISD in Odessa Texas, and registration is required for all students whether they are sending their kids to campus or staying at home for remote learning. (Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP)

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

Jul. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread of the coronavirus, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday, pushing that decision solely into the hands of school officials. Paxton issued a “legal guidance” letter on...

Martin Garcia sweeps water from his home, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Weslaco,Texas. The Garcia's home was flooded by Hurricane Hanna as it passed through the area dropping heavy rains which caused flooding. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Cleanup from Hanna spurs fear amid COVID-19 surge in Texas

Jul. 27, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

WESLACO, Texas (AP) — As recovery and cleanup efforts got underway Monday in South Texas in the wake of a downgraded Hanna, worried residents confronted the prospect of undertaking the effort amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has left many fearful about their health. Now a tropical depression, Hanna...

A boat sinks in the Packery Channel during Hurricane Hanna, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in North Padre Island, Texas. The Category 1 storm continued to strengthen before reaching Padre Island at 5 p.m. Saturday. (Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

South Texas drenched by cyclone amid surge in virus cases

Jul. 26, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases. Downgraded to a tropical...

A man jumps from a wave as Hurricane Hanna begins to make landfall, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas.   The National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning that Hanna's maximum sustained winds had increased and that it was expected to make landfall Saturday afternoon or early evening.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

2020's 1st Atlantic hurricane lashes Texas; floods expected

Jul. 25, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases. The first...