Hurricane Lorzeno batters mid-Atlantic Azores Islands

Europe 10/02/19, 04:12

Hurricane Lorenzo powered across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, powerful winds and high waves but causing only minor damage, according to authorities. The Azores Civil Protection Agency said the Category 2 hurricane felled trees ...

In photos: Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

U.S. 08/29/19, 14:52

Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving mercifully little damage in its wake in Puerto Rico ...

Dorian hits US Virgin Islands as Category 1 hurricane

U.S. 08/28/19, 13:39

Dorian became a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday as it struck the U.S. Virgin Islands, with forecasters saying it could grow to Category 3 status as it nears the U.S. mainland as early as the weekend. The British Virgin Islands and ...

Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

U.S. 07/14/19, 06:06

Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance, though it brought fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi's capital city Sunday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ...

Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast

U.S. 07/12/19, 06:37

Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what could be the season's first hurricane. A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with ...

Good dog! Florida K-9 unit ready for busy hurricane season

U.S. 06/19/19, 18:02

Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season.Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics of a special K-9 unit.The Miami-based, 210-person Florida Task Force 1 has responded to numerous disasters, including ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Looking back at hurricane damage

U.S. 05/31/19, 00:08

Crews with bulldozers and dump trucks have removed tons of debris from the Florida Panhandle since Hurricane Michael slammed ashore in October, wrecking miles of homes and businesses, yet signs of the storm's fury remain everywhere as hurricane season approaches.Recovery ...

Storm season brings new dread while forgotten towns rebuild

U.S. 05/31/19, 00:06

The annual start of hurricane season casts a shadow of dread over coastal sections of the United States. People fret over the next Big One, even as communities struggle to recover from the last one.For some communities, the devastation remains ...

Report: Texas to lose billions if new major storm hits coast

U.S. 05/26/19, 08:57

Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an unprotected coastline, according to a new study.The joint economic impact study ...

Guardsman recalls Hurricane Michael

U.S. 05/25/19, 03:01

Longtime Sarasota-area resident Chris Dillon is no stranger to hurricanes. Riding out a direct hit from Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base in October tested the veteran Florida Army National Guard lieutenant colonel's nerve and spurred him to double down ...

GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

U.S. 05/24/19, 10:55

A House GOP conservative complaining of Washington's free-spending and opaque ways blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill on Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering for months. Texas Republican Chip Roy, ...

Update: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

Politics 05/23/19, 17:49

The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local): 4:38 p.m. The Senate has passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill to help to a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires. The widely-backed ...

Bakery swamped by Harvey loses Kosher license after 70 years

Business 05/18/19, 08:31

A Houston bakery has lost its decades-long Kosher certification as it struggles to recover financially after being swamped by Hurricane Harvey.The Three Brothers Bakery, which has three locations, was ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary this month when the owners ...

Trump promises more hurricane relief for Florida Panhandle

U.S. 05/08/19, 21:07

President Donald Trump promised a swift infusion of federal aid to the Florida Panhandle seven months after devastating Hurricane Michael as he rallied supporters Wednesday for his re-election. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at an outdoor amphitheater, looking to rally ...

Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:21

Lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant Texas homeowners a tax break when their property has been damaged by disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017.Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Bettencourt said it would allow homeowners to challenge unjust property ...

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