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A fallen tree lies on the road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on Tuesday, hours after roaring ashore as a Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was recently devastated by an equally powerful hurricane. (AP Photo/Carlos Herrera)

Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd blow in 2 weeks

Nov. 17, 2020 9:45 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful hurricane just two weeks ago. The extent of the...

Squirrelly situation: Critter causes South Carolina outages

Nov. 16, 2020 5:21 PM EST

A section of South Carolina's capital city was without power Monday after a squirrel scurrying across equipment caused damage that led to a blackout. Dominion Energy said the critter caused the outages in downtown Columbia. “The squirrel came into contact with the protective device around the transformer,"...

Wind storm causes lengthy power outage around Whidbey Island

Nov. 13, 2020 10:38 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Because of high winds, the majority of Whidbey Island was experiencing a prolonged power outage for most residents. The power went out around 11:30 a.m. Friday, The Herald reported. According to Puget Sound Energy, it was expected to last upwards of midnight Friday. As of Friday...

A man walks on top of a roof of a submerged house as floods inundate villages due to Typhoon Vamco in Rizal province, Philippines on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020. The typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeast Philippines, where rescuers were deployed early Thursday to help people flee the rising waters. (AP Photo/Basilio Sepe)

Typhoon-ravaged northeast Philippines pummeled by new storm

Nov. 12, 2020 9:11 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeastern Philippines, leaving at least 13 people dead and 15 others missing, officials said Thursday. The Philippine National Police reported the casualty figures, but gave no details....

Brazilian state of Amapa suffers a power blackout for days

Nov. 6, 2020 3:00 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire at an electricity substation has caused four days of blackouts in most of northern Brazil’s Amapa state, disrupting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The outage began Tuesday night when a fire damaged a transformer, interrupting the power supply to 13 of the...

Power poles lean or are broken due to Hurricane Zeta damage Thursday Oct. 29, 2020,, in Grand Isle, La., as part of Gov. John Bel Edwards flyover of stricken areas in the southeastern part of the state. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Gulf storm damage causes polling place moves, power outages

Nov. 2, 2020 6:14 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elections officials in the Deep South spent election eve tending to lingering problems from Hurricane Zeta and other storms that damaged buildings or left polling places without power ahead of Tuesday's election. Storm destruction caused polling places to be moved in Louisiana, and...

As the outer eye wall passes by New Orleans, residents come out to assess the damage from Hurricane Zeta on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Louisiana officials feud over generators for polling places

Nov. 1, 2020 9:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' Democratic mayor and Louisiana's Republican secretary of state argued Sunday over who's responsible for providing generators if some polling places didn't have electricity on Election Day but by the end of the day it appeared all polling stations would have power. Mayor...

A camping trailer by a neighboring camp has been damaged by Hurricane Zeta in Grand Isle, La., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.  Gov. John Bel Edwards says the damage from Zeta was “catastrophic” in Grand Isle, a barrier island community south of New Orleans that was one of the hardest-hit areas. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Zeta's toll on a Louisiana island: 'Like a bomb was dropped'

Oct. 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Mark Andollina remembers stinging rain and a howling wind that peeled the roof off part of his Cajun Tide Beach Resort on Grand Isle, the Louisiana barrier island town where residents were among the first to feel the ferocity of Hurricane Zeta. Andollina was salvaging what he could...

Snow falls on the Public Garden, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Octobrrrr? Early snowfall blankets much of northeast US

Oct. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If you had snow in October on your 2020 bingo card, you're a lucky winner. Several inches fell across much of the northeastern U.S. on Friday, accumulating on lawns, fouling roads and inspiring social media posts with a mock “snowpocalypse” theme. “Bike commuting in a...

Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Oct. 29, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous of the...