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Charleston cleans up twice the debris expected from Dorian

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in Charleston have collected twice as much storm debris from Hurricane Dorian as they expected. The city said it has collected more than 600,000 cubic yards (459,000 cubic meters) of tree branches, vegetation, brush and trash in the aftermath of the storm, which skirted...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Army Corps proposes new hurricane protection plan for Texas

Oct. 19, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has proposed 14-foot-high natural sand dunes in the latest version of its up to $32 billion plan for protecting the Houston and Galveston areas from hurricane-related storm surges. The plan calls for establishing roughly 44 miles of dunes and floodgates that would...

Hilton Head delays review if mayor deserves hurricane OT

Oct. 19, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Hilton Head Island is delaying a discussion about whether they should pay the town's mayor overtime for extra work during Hurricane Dorian. The town placed the extra pay for Mayor John McCann on a committee meeting agenda Tuesday, but Assistant Town Manager Josh Gruber...

Governments in more NC counties qualify for Dorian aid

Oct. 18, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Local governments and state agencies in a dozen more eastern North Carolina counties can get help from the federal government to pay for debris removal and infrastructure repairs from Hurricane Dorian last month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Gov. Roy Cooper announced on...

Cooper declaration to aid NC people hurt most by Dorian

Oct. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper's disaster declaration for more than a dozen eastern North Carolina counties following Hurricane Dorian means individuals harmed most by the winds and flooding can get financial help from state government. Cooper's declaration on Thursday is meant to target people...

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

Oct. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor'easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a...

Florida hires first mental health coordinator for disasters

Oct. 16, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's emergency management agency has hired a mental health expert to coordinate services after catastrophes. Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis on Wednesday said that Darcy Abbott has been hired as Florida's first mental health coordinator for disaster recovery. In the role,...

South Carolina town reopens 'Sunrise Park' after Dorian

Oct. 16, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — After delays from Hurricane Dorian, a South Carolina town will officially reopen a popular park on Charleston Harbor. The Post and Courier reports Melton Peter Demetre Park, also called Sunrise Park, will reopen Wednesday. A ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. The park is located on...