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Tropical Storm Josephine forms; no warnings in effect

Aug. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 975 miles (1,569 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 11 a.m....

Tropical Storm Josephine forms in Atlantic Ocean; the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Aug. 13, 2020 10:58 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine forms in Atlantic Ocean; the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Josephine forms in Atlantic Ocean; the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.

Aug. 13, 2020 10:56 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine forms in Atlantic Ocean; the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.
Mike Jacobis pushes a portion of tree trunk away as a neighbor helps on the ground in northwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The tree, which fell in Monday's storm, fell and damaged Jacobis' porch and the roof over a second-floor bedroom and closet. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

'Kicked in the teeth': Devastation mounts from Midwest storm

Aug. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest continued to grow Wednesday, as widespread power outages kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations. The rare storm known as a derecho hit Monday, devastating parts of the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 12, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 Winston-Salem Journal on challenges the University of North Carolina System system faces as it assesses the new academic year: As the University of North Carolina System faces the challenges of COVID-19, university and state leaders should have their...

Storm damage repairs cause 1-hour Metro-North delays

Aug. 12, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North rail commuters on the New Haven Line faced one-hour delays Wednesday morning as crews worked to fix infrastructure damaged by last week's tropical storm. Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said repairs were being made to tracks between Stamford and...

One week after storm, thousands still without power

Aug. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

A full week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the Northeast, tens of thousand of people were still waiting in Connecticut and New York Tuesday for their lights to come back as public officials stepped up criticism of the region's electric utilities. In Connecticut, the main electric utility, Eversource, said more...

Hurricane Elida now Category 2 off Mexico, no threat to land

Aug. 11, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Elida grew to Category 2 force off Mexico's northwestern coast on Tuesday, but forecasters said it was not expected to pose a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said storm, which reached hurricane force the evening before, had grown to have maximum...

Part of a tree that had split at the trunk lies on a road in Oak Park, Ill., while also appearing not to have landed on a car parked on the road, after a severe storm moved through the Chicago area Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Zelio)

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and...

Power restoration from Isaias nearing end in New Jersey

Aug. 10, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Efforts to restore electricity in New Jersey were nearing completion Monday, nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the state. The state's utilities were reporting 6,659 homes and businesses remained without power, down from more than 1 million. Most of the outages were...