Latest Tropical cyclones News

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

Jul. 1, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people were missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the...

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

Tropical storm moves away from Gulf Stream, soon to weaken

Jun. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly began moving away from warm Gulf Stream waters over the northern Atlantic on Tuesday and is expected to dissipate at midweek. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dolly has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) but was expected to weaken during the coming day as it...

National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dolly has formed over the north Atlantic

Jun. 23, 2020 12:20 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dolly has formed over the north Atlantic.
FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances submitted a proposed $10 billion budget on Thursday, June 11, 2020, as federal legislators debate whether to curtail the board’s power over the U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Puerto Rico power company gives T&D reins to private firms

Jun. 22, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials said Monday that a consortium of Canadian and U.S. firms will take over the transmission and distribution system of the island’s public power company in a long-awaited announcement involving one of the largest public utilities in a U.S....

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, right, gives a tour to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, of the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Doral, Fla. Wolf, who also toured the National Hurricane Center, spoke during a news conference on the on DHS's operational readiness for the hurricane season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

With storms in May, lawmaker wants a longer hurricane season

Jun. 17, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball season, a Florida congresswoman thinks it needs to be longer. Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Wednesday sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Elderly residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus wait at a bus stop with a map of Beijing near a neighborhood under lockdown in Beijing Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Chinese authorities locked down a third neighborhood in Beijing on Tuesday as they rushed to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 100 people in a country that appeared to have largely contained the virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: New Zealand PM assigns military leader to border

Jun. 16, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has assigned a top military leader to oversee the nation’s border quarantine measures after what she described as an “unacceptable failure” by health officials in allowing two women who had recently returned from...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. A report from the National Academy of Public Administration released on Monday, June 15, 2020 says that NOAA’s acting chief Neil Jacobs and its then-communications director, Julie Kay Roberts, twice breached the agency’s rules designed to protect scientists and their work from political interference, putting out a press statement that “did not follow NOAA’s normal proves and appear to be the result of strong external pressure.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Panel: NOAA bowed to political pressure in Dorian dispute

Jun. 16, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leaders violated the agency’s scientific integrity when they chastised a local weather office that had contradicted President Trump’s inaccurate comments about Hurricane Dorian, an outside panel found. NOAA’s acting chief, Neil Jacobs, and its...

Maria Matilde Parrilla, 92, right, looks up as a municipal worker points a faulty joint in her wood and zinc roof, in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season this year threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

US officials visit Puerto Rico, oversee hurricane prep

Jun. 15, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal officials on Monday praised Puerto Rico’s hurricane preparedness and pledged additional help as they reviewed disaster recovery efforts during the start of a weeklong visit to the U.S. territory. Rear Admiral Peter Brown, the island’s federal...

Storm damage is seen at a home on Main Street in Concord, Mich., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Strong storms with heavy winds swept across Jackson County causing power outages, downing trees and damaging property.  (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

Cristobal remnants head to Canada after battering Midwest US

Jun. 10, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms accompanied by winds approaching 70 mph battered lower Michigan late Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved out of the Midwest and into Canada. Cristobal ended a trek from the Gulf of Mexico up through the midsection of the U.S. that caused...