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Disabled man says rat-infested camper is only housing option

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Stewart Buller, 54, has spent the last two months at a Lake Charles RV park, living in a rundown camper that has power, but no running water. Disabled for the last two years, he has to retrieve water from a nearby faucet, urinate in cups and defecate in buckets. ...

Utility builds flood walls for SC power substation

Jul. 24, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

NICHOLS, S.C. (AP) — A utility is building walls around an electric substation to prevent them from being overrun by floodwaters in the first of its kind project in South Carolina. Duke Energy is spending $1.6 million on the Nichols project to protect a substation that...

Elsa-spawned tornado also sent big wave into Port Royal

Jul. 23, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — The tornado that struck Port Royal as Tropical Storm Elsa moved across South Carolina didn't just damage buildings — it also pushed a large wave that caused close to $100,000 in damage to the town's waterfront, officials said. An 8-foot to...

Hurricane Felicia strong Cat 4 storm, but no threat to land

Jul. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Felicia grew into a strong Category 4 storm on Saturday far out in the Pacific, but forecasters listed no threat to land. The compact hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph (230 kph) on Saturday, according to the U.S. National...

UN chief: World faces a `hurricane of humanitarian crises'

Jul. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Friday that a “hurricane of humanitarian crises” around the world has left civilians in conflict areas paying the highest price and is compounded by a relentless wave of attacks on humanitarian and medical workers. ...

Felicia becomes major hurricane in Pacific, far from land

Jul. 16, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Felicia grew into a major hurricane on Friday and forecasters said it was likely to strengthen further, but it was located far from land over the eastern Pacific. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) early Friday,...

Lake Charles mayor heads to Washington to seek hurricane aid

Jul. 15, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a southwest Louisiana city recovering from back-to-back blows from Hurricanes Laura and Delta is in Washington hoping to persuade federal officials to steer more aid to the region where rebuilding is sputtering. The Advocate reports...

New hurricane forms in eastern Pacific, far off Mexico

Jul. 15, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Felicia has formed in the eastern Pacific, far off the coast of Mexico, but forecasters said Thursday it appeared to pose no threat to land. The storm was centered about 730 miles (1,175 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja...

Tornado from Elsa causes $1M in damage in Port Royal

Jul. 14, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — A tornado spawned as Tropical Storm Elsa moved inland across South Carolina caused about $1 million damage to buildings in the Beaufort County town of Port Royal, officials said. At least 44 buildings in the town of 13,000 suffered some damage...

Iconic Lake Charles building still empty months after Laura

Jul. 14, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The Capital One Tower, a 22-story building that has stood tall over Lake Charles for nearly 40 years is still empty nearly a year after Hurricane Laura's 150-mph winds knocked out windows up and down the building last August. ...