Category 1 Dorian threatens North Carolina coast

U.S. 09/06/19, 06:41

After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian was closing in for a possible direct hit Friday, Sept. 6, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands, even as it weakened to a Category 1 storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled away roofs and flipped trailers in South ...

Monster Hurricane Dorian gets Ready To Hit Florida

U.S. 08/31/19, 04:15

An increasingly alarming Hurricane Dorian menaced a corridor of some 10 million people—and put Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in its crosshairs—as it steamed toward Florida on Friday, Aug. 30, with the potential to become the most powerful storm to hit the state's east coast in ...

President Trump declares emergency for Louisiana even before Storm Barry comes

U.S. 07/12/19, 06:20

President Donald Trump announced a federal declaration of emergency for Louisiana late on Thursday, July 11, in an effort to help the state prevent possible damage from imminent Tropical Storm Barry and put people in urgent situations first. According to AccuWeather, Barry formed on Thursday morning and is spinning through the ...

Family helping family in Florence amid numerous flooded roads (video)

U.S. 09/15/18, 23:51

The Coast Guard, Cajun Navy and other groups have come to the Carolinas to rescue people from Hurricane Florence. But in the end, it’s family that most people turn to. Meanwhile, as the storm headed toward land Thursday night into Friday morning, Cajun Navy helped to rescue more than 150 people, ...

Photos: Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

Asia & Pacific 09/14/18, 23:51

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town ...

4,000 strong: The Federal storm response

U.S. 09/13/18, 22:03

President Donald J. Trump and senior officials are monitoring multiple storms this week, including Florence, Olivia, Mangkut, and Isaac. The Administration began putting precautionary measures in place for these weather events before Labor Day. More than 4,000 Federal employees, including more than 1,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are working ...

‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

U.S. 09/13/18, 16:58

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 mph (165 kph) winds for a ...

Photos: Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

U.S. 09/13/18, 02:52

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Some of the Southerners escaping Hurricane Florence have found refuge in makeshift shelters, including campgrounds at three of the nation's largest motor speedways. But gas shortages and jammed freeways loomed for evacuees seeking safety from the storm. In North Carolina, 1 in 10 gas stations in Wilmington and ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

U.S. 09/13/18, 02:39

MIAMI (AP) — A big one. A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic. Adding to the storm stress is uncertainty about where exactly ...

‘Don’t play games with it’: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

U.S. 09/12/18, 11:47

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Communities along the Carolina coast buttoned up against the onslaught of Hurricane Florence as forecasters Wednesday warned that the monstrous storm could hesitate just offshore for days — punishing a longer stretch of coastline harder than previously feared — before pushing inland over the weekend. In a ...

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

U.S. 09/12/18, 03:41

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most ...

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