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Search of collapsed hotel shifts to recovery mission

Oct. 16, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chances of a missing worker's survival after a hotel collapse are diminishing, and New Orleans officials shifted their efforts Wednesday from rescue to recovery mode. The shift comes ahead of a possible tropical storm, Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell told reporters. One...

The Latest: Tropical Depression forms in eastern Atlantic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5 p.m. A tropical depression has formed southeast of the Cabo Verde islands, well offshore of the west coast of Africa. Tropical Depression Fifteen has top sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph), forming Monday about 320 miles (515 kilometers)...

Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat

Oct. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Melissa is no longer a tropical storm, and poses no threat to land. The post-tropical cyclone is weakening as it moves deeper into the Atlantic Ocean, and the dangerous swells it caused are gradually subsiding. Forecasters said that as of midday on...

Tropical Storm Melissa moving into open Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 13, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was still causing dangerous swells along much of the coast Sunday. The storm was about 360 miles (580 kilometers) south-southeast of Halifax, nova...

Typhoon leaves as many as 33 dead as Japan continues rescue

Oct. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis made...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off northeast; will weaken

Oct. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A late-season tropical storm has formed off the coast of Massachusetts but is expected to weaken as it moves away from the U.S. The Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Melissa poses minor to moderate coastal flooding at high tide along some portions of the Mid-Atlantic and...

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast coast; expected to weaken as it moves away from US, Hurricane Center says

Oct. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast coast; expected to weaken as it moves away from US, Hurricane Center says.

Federal disaster declared for 6 Texas counties hit by Imelda

Oct. 5, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas officials say a federal disaster declaration has been granted for six Southeast Texas counties that sustained severe flooding caused last month by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. Gov. Greg Abbott says the disaster declaration will help provide federal aid for residents in...

Narda dissipates, but still likely to bring rain to US

Oct. 1, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Narda dissipated Tuesday after soaking hundreds of miles of the Mexican coastline in recent days, but forecasters said its remnants were likely to dump rain across parts of northwestern Mexico and the U.S. Southern Plains. The U.N. National Hurricane Center said moisture...

Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores

Oct. 1, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A hurricane packing a punch rarely witnessed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is bearing down on the Azores Islands, placing emergency services on red alert for waves that could reach eight stories high, winds that could flatten homes and heavy rains that could turn into torrents on steep...