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Coast Guard searching for woman swept into ocean from popular Washington coast beach

Sep. 25, 2023 21:50 PM EDT

RIALTO BEACH, Wash. (AP) — Teams are searching for a 26-year-old woman who was swept into the ocean Monday from a popular beach on the Washington coast, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said it received a call at 10:50 a.m. about a woman who was reportedly taken...

Libya's top prosecutor jails 8 officials for potential negligence in the deadly collapse of dams

Sep. 25, 2023 16:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s chief prosecutor said Monday he ordered the detention of eight current and former officials pending his investigation into the collapse of two dams earlier this month, a disaster that sent a wall of water several meters high through the center of a coastal city and left...

Weakening Ophelia still poses a risk of coastal flooding and heavy rain in some parts of the US

Sep. 24, 2023 17:29 PM EDT

Nearly a day after being downgraded from a tropical storm, Ophelia still threatened parts of the Northeast on Sunday with coastal flooding, life-threatening waves and heavy rain from Washington to New York City, the National Hurricane Center said. As Ophelia weakened, a new tropical...

Southern East Coast hit by flooding as Ophelia weakens to tropical depression and moves north

Sep. 23, 2023 21:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Residents in parts of coastal North Carolina and Virginia experienced flooding Saturday after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall near a North Carolina barrier island, bringing rain, damaging winds and dangerous surges. The storm came ashore near Emerald Isle...

Tropical Storm Ophelia off the mid-Atlantic coast producing winds just below hurricane force

Sep. 22, 2023 23:17 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia gained strength as it churned toward the North Carolina coast on Friday, promising a weekend of heavy rain and windy conditions throughout the mid-Atlantic. Forecasters issued a hurricane watch for parts of eastern North Carolina. The...

New York to require flood disclosures in home sales as sea levels rise and storms worsen

Sep. 22, 2023 16:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed a bill requiring people selling their homes to disclose whether their properties have been flooded or are at risk for future flooding. The new law comes as inland areas in the state have become more vulnerable to...

Tropical Storm Ophelia forms off the US mid-Atlantic coast, expected to bring heavy rain and wind this weekend

Sep. 22, 2023 13:59 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia forms off the US mid-Atlantic coast, expected to bring heavy rain and wind this weekend.

The US East Coast is under a tropical storm warning with landfall forecast in North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2023 10:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving closer to the U.S. East Coast will deliver tropical storm conditions to North Carolina on Friday before making landfall on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm was off the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina with top sustained...

Communication outage hits flood-stricken city in Libya, further complicating search efforts

Sep. 20, 2023 15:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A day-long communication outage in a flood-stricken city in eastern Libya further complicated the work of teams searching for bodies under the rubble and at sea Wednesday. The country’s chief prosecutor, meanwhile, vowed to take “serious measures” to deliver...

Left behind and grieving, survivors of Libya floods call for accountability

Sep. 20, 2023 07:51 AM EDT

DERNA, Libya (AP) — Abdel-Hamid al-Hassadi survived the devastating flooding in eastern Libya but he lost some 90 people from his extended family. The 23-year-old law graduate rushed upstairs along with his mother and his elder brother, as heavy rains lashed the city of Derna on...