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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, and State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, announces that federal disaster relief is on its way to farmers who suffered losses after Hurricane Michael, at the Georgia State Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 in Atlanta. (Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP)

Georgia officials announce long-awaited hurricane relief

Feb. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor and agriculture commissioner on Wednesday announced that $347 million in federal disaster relief funding would soon be available to farmers, nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to southwest Georgia. Producers in...

US official: Disaster recovery pace in Puerto Rico sped up

Feb. 25, 2020 1:50 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long term efforts. The comments by Peter...

Hoboken gets boost for park that will also hold floodwaters

Feb. 25, 2020 1:40 PM EST

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Hoboken, one of the areas in New Jersey hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, is making progress toward completing a large public park that will double as a reservoir for nearly 2 million gallons of storm water to prevent it from flooding city streets. On Monday, officials announced the...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2019, Geletha Archer receives a hug from Catherine Morse after she was picked to receive a vehicle at Ed Morse Automotive Group headquarters in Delray Beach, Fla. Cabbies who live in the Abacos in Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian applied for a program in which they get $14,000 toward a new car that they can use as a taxi in the Bahamas. Forty-five Bahamians applied for vehicles. The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation reviewed the applications and chose ten to receive vehicles. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Hurricane Dorian victims from Bahamas get cars for taxi jobs

Feb. 22, 2020 3:01 AM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lisa Moss knew exactly which one she wanted. After all, a new car is one of those things that kind of chooses you more than you choose it. Moss was among 10 Bahamian families who came to a Delray Beach car dealership Wednesday (Feb. 19) to receive a donated car. It was the...

Connecticut governor announces Puerto Rican housing support

Feb. 21, 2020 12:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Puerto Rico residents looking to relocate to Connecticut after recent natural disasters are getting financial assistance to help with housing. Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday that $75,000 in state funding will be allocated to provide housing support for...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods from floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. A federal judge ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was not liable for damages to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. U.S. Judge Loren A. Smith of the Court of Federal Claims dismissed the case on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Judge: Army Corps not responsible for Harvey flooding damage

Feb. 19, 2020 3:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn't liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. U.S. Judge Loren A. Smith of the Court of...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. In February 2020, the Pennsylvania-based company, which is a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, and three of its executives are set to stand trial in Houston in a case that legal experts say will be a challenge for prosecutors to win. (KTRK via AP, File)

Trial to begin over Arkema chemical plant fire during Harvey

Feb. 17, 2020 1:25 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding in 2017 overwhelmed power systems at Arkema Inc.’s chemical plant in suburban Houston, eventually causing organic peroxides made at the facility to catch fire and explode, sending noxious black smoke into the air. The blaze forced the...

Rescue operations continue as emergency services take families to safety, after flooding in Nantgarw, Wales, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from

Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis hammers Britain

Feb. 16, 2020 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Storm Dennis hammered Britain Sunday, bringing a month's worth of rain in just 48 hours to parts of South Wales, which bore the brunt of the country's second severe storm inside a week. Rivers across Britain burst their banks and a number of severe flood warnings remained in place as...

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo, a Spirit Airlines jet comes in for a landing at the airport in Latrobe, Pa. Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tenn., after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Hurricanes prompt Spirit to move operations control center

Feb. 14, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Spirit Airlines is moving its operations control center from South Florida to just outside Nashville, Tennessee, after recent hurricanes forced the low-cost carrier to temporarily move some staff during storms, the company said Friday. The project to move the operations center from Miramar,...

Contractor sentenced for cheating Sandy-damaged homeowners

Feb. 14, 2020 12:21 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A contractor who stole more than $450,000 from 19 homeowners in New Jersey after failing to repair their properties following Superstorm Sandy was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison. George LaRosa, 50, of Barnegat, will also have to pay restitution to his victims. He...