Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

Baseball 10/14/18, 13:20

Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight.The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions.The heaviest ...

Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

U.S. 10/14/18, 11:39

It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms.It's part of the reason that tighter building codes — mandatory in ...

For those without much, Hurricane Michael creates hardship

U.S. 10/14/18, 09:42

For people without a lot of money, the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael on the Florida Panhandle is especially devastating.Seventy-two-year-old Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for weeks, roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live.She's one of many in ...

Storm Callum fading after strong winds, rain kills 2 in UK

Europe 10/14/18, 01:59

Storm Callum is weakening after its gusty winds and strong rains killed two people and caused damages in some parts of Britain.Officials say one man died Saturday after a landslide in western Wales while another was swept away by rough seas in Brighton on the southern coast of England.A stranded ...

Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

Europe 10/14/18, 01:30

A weakened hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees, brought down power lines and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain.Over 60 people were forced to leave their homes by the storm and over 300,000 people suffered power outages ...

Florida insurers to weather effects of Michael, analysts say

U.S. 10/13/18, 23:08

Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems, analysts say.Major national players like State Farm, Allstate and Liberty Mutual ...

Florida officials fear Michael’s death toll will rise

U.S. 10/13/18, 23:08

Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.So far, one body has been found in Mexico Beach, but authorities say there is little doubt ...

Update: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Florida 10/13/18, 11:43

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local):11 a.m.Members from South Florida Task Force search a flattened home destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, after Hurricane Michael went through the area on Wednesday. Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town, was nearly obliterated ...

Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

U.S. 10/13/18, 00:21

Tom Garcia watched in terror as fingers of water pushed inland across the beach and began filling up his home.His wife handed him a drill and Garcia used screws to pin his front and back door shut. But soon the storm surge from Hurricane Michael was up to his chest. ...

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

U.S. 10/13/18, 00:13

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will rise further.The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 14, including the victim found in the rubble of ...

Hurricane Leslie approaching Portugal, Spain

Europe 10/12/18, 22:04

Forecasters expect Hurricane Leslie to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of Portugal and Spain. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday night that the Category 1 storm was about 795 miles (1,280 kilometers) southwest of Lisbon, Portugal. Leslie is moving northeast at 35 mph (55 kph) ...

‘It was life or death’: Face-to-face with Michael’s fury

U.S. 10/12/18, 19:03

Some residents of a Gulf Coast beach community devastated by Hurricane Michael are telling harrowing tales of how they faced the storm and barely escaped.Mexico Beach, Florida, is where the storm roared ashore Wednesday, smashing homes from their foundations, submerging residential streets and sending debris flying through the air.Hector Morales, ...

Power outages from Michael could linger until next week

U.S. 10/12/18, 16:21

Power outages caused by Hurricane Michael are likely to linger into early next week for some of the hardest hit communities in southwest Georgia.About 198,000 homes and businesses still didn't have power Friday. Crews and property owners worked to clear fallen trees and debris and repair damage to homes and ...

Neighboring Gulf towns see different sides of storm’s fury

U.S. 10/12/18, 10:40

Two Gulf Coast communities barely 20 miles apart saw drastically different sides of Hurricane Michael's fury.Rex and Nancy Buzzett returned Thursday to their waterfront home in Port St. Joe to find several feet of storm surge had smashed through the windows, blown out the brick walls and spilled their belongings ...

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains ‘catastrophic’ damage

U.S. 10/12/18, 10:28

Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground.The home to the nation's 325th Fighter Wing "took a ...

Hurricane Michael’s death toll rises to 6, Aerials show devastation

U.S. 10/12/18, 06:35

The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael are shown in this aerial photo Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) At least six deaths have been blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:25

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 Virginia .BY ...

Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

U.S. 10/12/18, 00:25

Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much of their community was destroyed by Hurricane Michael.Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in this Gulf Coast resort town of ...

Photos: Hurricane leaves Florida’s Mexico Beach in shreds

U.S. 10/11/18, 18:48

Hurricane Michael all but erased the tiny community of Mexico Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast, reducing some homes to mere concrete slabs and leaving others in shreds. The coastal township of Mexico Beach, Fla., lays devastated on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday in the Florida ...

Images trickle out of Michael’s vast devastation

Entertainment 10/11/18, 18:14

The urgency of hurricane coverage with its colorful satellite maps and reporters standing in the wind is a television staple. But devastation in Hurricane Michael's wake was so severe that it made images of some of the hardest-hit areas in Florida trickle out as slowly as if from a distant, ...

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