Latest Hurricanes News

Nursing home owner loses US funding after Ida evacuations

May. 24, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nursing home owner in Louisiana who lost the state licenses for his seven facilities after moving hundreds of residents to a poorly equipped warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached has now been barred from federal health care programs. State officials found...

Florida insurance bills clear committee, move to Senate

May. 23, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature on Monday began a special session focused on fixing the state's turbulent property insurance market, advancing sweeping legislation to create a $2 billion reinsurance fund and place new rules around attorney fees and coverage denials as lawmakers...

FEMA: proposed Hurricane Ida housing site comment period

May. 23, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A three-day comment period opens Tuesday for a proposed group housing site for Hurricane Ida survivors in one southeast Louisiana parish, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday. Up to 75 families could be housed at the site in the St. Charles...

Puerto Rico food scene thriving after string of disasters

May. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

The Puerto Rican food scene had reached its peak. Young chefs were inventing delicious new creations, restaurants popped up all over the island, the industry was no longer reliant on tourist season. Then a series of calamities hit: a hurricane, a series of earthquakes, a pandemic. ...

Ex-deputy gets 18 years after detainees drown in locked van

May. 19, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, drowning two women seeking mental health treatment trapped in a cage in the back was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison. A Marion County...

Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

May. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see “another tough hurricane season” this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them. “We know...

Deputy stands trial after SC women drowned in police van

May. 16, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a locked police van in 2018 ignored barricades and drove into rapidly rising floodwaters against advice from his supervisors and officials on the South Carolina highway, a prosecutor said Monday. ...

'Cat 6' hurricane simulator with 200 mph winds

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Category 6 hurricane’s howling winds accelerate to a startling 200 mph in Miami, mercilessly pummeling a two-story wood-frame house until the roof tears off and the rattling windows explode. And a towering 20-foot storm surge spawns battering waves,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. April 30, 2022. Editorial: To develop or not develop, that is the question It occasionally feels like we are our own worst enemy. We fuss and fret that we need housing, affordable preferably, and that we’d like to see more manufacturing jobs in...

Edwards getting 4th COVID-19 shot as storm season nears

May. 04, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraged state residents to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as hurricane season approaches, saying at a Wednesday afternoon news conference that he was about to get his second booster — his fourth COVID-19 shot...