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Vermont likely to seek disaster aid from Halloween storm

Nov. 27, 2019 9:35 AM EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is expected to seek a federal disaster declaration to help pay to repair damage caused by a storm that hit the state on Halloween. State officials estimate the flooding and wind damage from the storm that hit on Oct. 31 and lasted into Nov. 1 caused about $5...

Tropical Storm Sebastien strengthens, no land threat

Nov. 20, 2019 4:20 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sebastien has strengthened in the Atlantic but is expected to stay over open waters. The storm’s maximum sustained winds Wednesday are 50 mph (80 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some slight strengthening is possible over the next 48 hours but Sebastien is...

TS Raymond fizzles, heavy rain forecast for Mexico’s Baja

Nov. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond has fizzled into a remnant low-pressure system over the Pacific off western Mexico and is forecast to likely avoid a direct hit on the resorts of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm could still dump 3 to 5 inches of rain on southern parts...

TS Raymond flags as it heads toward Mexico’s Baja peninsula

Nov. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond began weakening Saturday over the Pacific as it moved northward in the general direction of Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Raymond had maximum sustained winds around 45 mph (75 kph) as of the afternoon, was...

Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off western Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Raymond formed Friday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico and strengthened on a forecast track in the direction of the resort-studded Los Cabos area of the Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Raymond had maximum sustained winds of 50...

Vermont town must repay FEMA $137k for Irene flood fix

Nov. 3, 2019 9:43 AM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is going to have to repay the federal government more than $137,000 it received to help pay for repairs caused by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. But the town of Killington won't have to repay an additional $197,000 after it won an appeal to the Federal Emergency...

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

Nov. 1, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee...

Cleanup continues Monday from Olga's windy remnants

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school...

About 14K still without power after Tropical Storm Olga

Oct. 28, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Utility companies in Louisiana say about 14,000 people don't have power due to damage from Tropical Strom Olga. News outlets report some Entergy and Cleco customers are still without power Monday after the tropical storm destroyed numerous utility poles over the weekend. Entergy says the...

Pablo weakens to a tropical storm over far North Atlantic

Oct. 27, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves over the far north Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was located late Sunday about 710 miles (1,145 kilometer) northeast of the Azores. Its top sustained winds have now dropped to about 70 mph (110 kph). The...