90 percent of latest Alabama interstate crash fatalities were children

U.S. 06/21/21, 02:09

An overwhelming majority of people who died in storm-related highway accidents were underage. Tropical Storm Claudette has been blamed for causing a pile-up of at least 15 vehicles along the Alabama stretch of Interstate 65 on June 19. The hazardous mix of heavy rain and strong winds created deadly conditions for motorists. ...

Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

U.S. 07/13/19, 13:22

Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. The storm made landfall near ...

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 forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday. The storm's ...

Mozambique’s 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers

Africa 04/29/19, 01:17

Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.The ...

Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

World 02/21/19, 13:49

A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend.The U.S. National Weather Service in Guam reports Typhoon Wutip packs 100 mph (161 kph) winds and will continue to intensify through Saturday. The storm was about ...

Tropical storm’s rain, surging seas strike southern Thailand

Asia & Pacific 01/03/19, 23:29

Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking southern Thailand as a strengthening tropical storm nears nervous coastal villages and popular tourist resorts.Authorities made rounds in coastal Nakhon Si Thammarat on Friday morning urging people to leave before roads are blocked. A father and a son rushed off with their belongings ...

Tropical storm to lash Thailand’s famed southern beach towns

Asia & Pacific 01/03/19, 02:04

Thai authorities suspended ferry services and began evacuations Thursday ahead of a powerful tropical storm that is expected to pound the Southeast Asian nation's famed southern beach resorts.Rain was already falling around the Gulf of Thailand on Thursday morning and officials warned that torrential downpours, strong winds and rough seas ...

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

U.S. 10/28/18, 22:31

Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl in the Atlantic Ocean, but does not pose a threat to land. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday morning that Oscar was centered about 895 miles (1,440 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and it was moving southwest at 15 mph (24 kph). The storm had ...

Vermont marks start of last Irene recovery project

Business 10/24/18, 16:09

Construction got underway Wednesday on a project to rebuild Vermont's oldest fish hatchery, which was put out of business by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.While the symbolic scoop from an excavator operated by Republican Gov. Phil Scott marked the beginning of construction on the hatchery, it also marked ...

Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast

World 10/22/18, 20:10

Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Willa with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) headed toward a Tuesday afternoon landfall along a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast dotted with high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.Farther south, meanwhile, Mexican officials reported ...

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) ...

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 ...

Update: Official: Michael responsible for Georgia death

U.S. 10/11/18, 02:46

The Latest on Tropical Storm Michael (all times local):2:00 a.m.Storm Surge retreats from inland areas, foreground, where boats lay sunk and damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Fla. Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed ...

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

U.S. 10/11/18, 00:36

Hurricane Michael's battering waves swamped streets and docks and shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops. The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida's Panhandle left widespread destruction and wasn't finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas, a region still reeling from epic flooding in Hurricane Florence.Derailed box ...

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

U.S. 10/08/18, 10:26

A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to intensify ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. The director of the National Hurricane Center says Florida's Big Bend could see up to 11 feet (3.35 meters) of storm surge after ...

Tropical storm threatens Florida Gulf Coast

U.S. 10/08/18, 04:11

Tropical Storm Michael rapidly formed off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, has gained new strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane. Forcasters say it's expected to strike the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle midweek. (Oct. 8)Source: The Associated Press

Update: Flood warning extended for village near dam

U.S. 10/04/18, 10:33

The Latest on wet weather and flooding in the Southwest (all times local):7:05 a.m.A flash flood warning remains in effect for a small Native American community in a remote area of the southern Arizona desert where authorities say an earthen dam still has the potential to fail because the lake ...

Update: Forecasters warn of more Arizona flooding

U.S. 10/03/18, 11:35

The Latest on heavy rain in the U.S. Southwest from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa (all times local):8:30 a.m.Forecasters are warning of the possibility of more flooding in the Phoenix area and elsewhere in Arizona from runoff from remnants of a former tropical storm that dropped a record amount ...

Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, US Southwest

U.S. 10/02/18, 00:22

After soaking northwestern Mexico with heavy rains as it neared the Baja California Peninsula, reportedly claiming at least one victim, Tropical Storm Rosa is expected to drench the U.S. Southwest.From Arizona to Utah, some residents filled sandbags in anticipation of heavy rainfall forecasts and potential flooding.In this Sunday, Sept. 30, ...

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