Latest Typhoon Maria News

Study: Puerto Ricans in Florida after storm below 50,000

Oct. 22, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The number of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria may have been overestimated in previous studies and media accounts, according to new research. A new study released this month by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research suggests that...

Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct. 22, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Hotels started taping up their windows, and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 17, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PROBE INTO KHASHOGGI CASE FAR FROM OVER Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Turkey, where a newspaper detailed the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on hurricane and political winds

Oct. 13, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Michael has shown that President Donald Trump can't always be counted on to give accurate information to the public when a natural disaster unfolds. Trump wrongly stated that the hurricane moved across land with blazing speed, which stopped a terrible situation from becoming...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Michael has sped off toward the Atlantic Ocean, but there will be nothing quick about Florida's recovery from the hurricane, where rows upon rows of homes have been smashed to pieces . The storm also has brought flash flooding to hurricane-weary parts of the Carolinas and...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Michael hits Florida, Georgia

Oct. 10, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., and the proof is strewn across miles of Florida's coastline: Roofs and awnings peeled from buildings, pieces of homes scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches washed away. After landfall in...

Puerto Rican evacuees in central Florida seek stability

Oct. 6, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Frances Torres plops down atop a pair of twin mattresses on the floor, wraps her arms around her 9-year-old son, Diego, and plants kisses on the boy's head. In an east Orange County apartment where the family has lived, the only furnishings are the mattresses, a small console table and...

Puerto Rico repairs 80 percent of stoplights post-Maria

Oct. 4, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government says it has repaired 80 percent of stoplights across the U.S. territory since Hurricane Maria hit more than a year ago. Officials said crews will now be targeting 200 intersections that remain in the dark as Puerto Ricans complain about ongoing...

Dialysis clinic arrives in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

Oct. 4, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A mobile dialysis unit long sought by patients suffering kidney failure on the tiny Puerto Rican island of Vieques has arrived more than a year after Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Thursday that the $3 million unit bought by the U.S. government will be set up at a...

Volunteers from Puerto Rico help feed NC hurricane victims

Oct. 3, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — They know what it's like to suffer from a devastating hurricane, so chefs and volunteers from Puerto Rico are helping out in a North Carolina city damaged by Hurricane Florence. Chef Lionel Rodriguez and others with a group called Operation Pay It Forward are preparing meals at the...