Latest Hurricanes News

Corps: $2.6B in Louisiana infrastructure, disaster money

Jan. 19, 2022 19:26 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will be getting $2.6 billion for Louisiana under the infrastructure and supplemental disaster acts, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. The disaster bill to help recovery from Hurricane Ida includes over $2 billion for flood...

Power fully restored to Louisiana's barrier island after Ida

Jan. 15, 2022 17:01 PM EST

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — A little over five months after Hurricane Ida devastated Grand Isle, Louisiana's barrier island, electricity is fully up and running, the mayor’s office said. Ida made landfall Aug. 29. Grand Isle was nearly inaccessible in the days immediately after the...

Ida victims move from tent camps to trailers 4 months later

Jan. 10, 2022 18:37 PM EST

SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) — More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged...

Federal funding halted for Hurricane Harvey assistance

Jan. 08, 2022 13:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has halted the distribution of $1.95 billion that was approved for flood mitigation projects in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. A news release from HUD said the Texas General Land Office failed to provide...

Pandemic adds time, cost to rebuild after Colo. wildfire

Jan. 07, 2022 18:35 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (AP) — Rex and Barba Hickman’s home of 23 years near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the Dec. 30 blaze, which ripped through nearly 1,100 homes, the...

"A hurricane:" Virus storm sends test-makers into overdrive

Jan. 07, 2022 06:54 AM EST

GUIPRY, France (AP) — As countless millions of people in Europe waste hours in lines for COVID-19 tests and scour their nasal passages with self-test kits at home, at the other end of the chain, workers are straining to meet the demand. At NG Biotech, production lines are humming,...

Remains found, yet most people escaped Colorado fire

Jan. 05, 2022 19:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people were unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes. It’s a remarkably low...

Louisiana Levee to continue after court orders land seizure

Dec. 21, 2021 17:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — A three-judge panel of Louisiana's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal has ordered a St. John the Baptist Parish judge to allow the seizure of a tract of private land to build portions of the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Levee. The order will allow...

EXPLAINER: What is a derecho?

Dec. 20, 2021 13:22 PM EST

Multiple tornadoes and thunderstorms that struck the Great Plains and upper Midwest on Dec. 15 were the result of a rare event called a derecho, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. It was the first on record in December in the United States. WHAT...

No power, no home since Hurricane Ida, but big power bills

Dec. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Ida or have not had power since the late-August storm tell a newspaper the power company is still billing them for hundreds of dollars a month. Those bills could be for electricity and gas used before Ida hit...