November 3, 2012 11:54 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those in the region who have been without power for most of the week. From storm-scarred New Jersey to parts of... more »
August 26, 2012 4:03 PM
The federal government says oil and gas operators continue to evacuate offshore platforms and rigs in Tropical Storm Isaac's likely path through the Gulf of Mexico. The bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says 39 production platforms and eight drilling rigs have been evacuated.
That's about 6.5 percent of the... more »
September 6, 2011 7:28 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened to a Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean after briefly becoming a Category 4 system.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Katia's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday have decreased to near 125 mph (205 kph). The... more »
September 5, 2011 8:35 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Katia has weakened slightly as it moves northwestward across the Atlantic but is still a Category 2 storm.
Early Monday, Katia's maximum sustained winds decreased to 100 mph (160 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast and Katia is expected... more »
September 4, 2011 8:56 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - More than 43,000 households and business along the Eastern Seaboard that lost power during Irene remain without it a week after the storm.
Most were in Connecticut, which had about 17,000 customers without power Sunday evening. Virginia had fewer than 12,000 still in the dark.... more »
August 28, 2011 4:14 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Irene remains a massive storm, but its winds are diminishing and it's moving northward twice as fast as yesterday.
Irene's now a tropical storm, with top winds well below the 74 mph threshold to be considered a hurricane.
New York City escaped the urban... more »
August 27, 2011 2:46 PM
NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) - Hurricane Irene is living up to her billing as one of the harshest storms to hit the East Coast in many years. The hurricane pummeled the North Carolina shoreline and forced down utility poles and snapped tree limbs as it roared over land today. One... more »
August 25, 2011 5:11 PM
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane watches are out from North Carolina to New Jersey ahead of powerful Irene that is still battering islands in Bahamas before heading to the East Coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Thursday afternoon also issued the first warnings for the entire North Carolina coast to... more »
June 1, 2011 6:01 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster.
As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed... more »
January 3, 2011 5:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government audit says the Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn't tried to collect roughly $643 million in improper payments made to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. A report issued Monday by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general's office says the improper payments have... more »
October 13, 2010 8:14 AM
The center of Category 2 Hurricane Paula is expected to pass just to the east of Cancun this morning and slow down as it turns to the northeast.
That would take the storm on a path toward the western end of Cuba later today.
Evacuations have been ordered... more »
October 12, 2010 8:25 AM
The storm called Paula has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is on its way to brush Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Paula has maximum sustained winds near 75 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph.
Honduran emergency officials... more »
September 21, 2010 8:25 AM
Tropical Storm Lisa has formed far out over the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the 12th named storm of the season.
The storm has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph early Tuesday with some additional strengthening forecast during the next few days. Lisa is located about 530 miles west-northwest of the... more »
September 20, 2010 8:20 AM
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Bermuda today but the hurricane warning has been lifted.
Hurricane Igor kicked up furious waves and left many areas without electricity as it passed 40 miles west of the island. Daybreak will see officials beginning the task of assessing the damage.... more »
September 17, 2010 9:24 AM
Forecasters say Hurricane Karl has grown into a major storm today as it takes aim at Mexico's Gulf Coast near ports and oil installations.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Karl has grown with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120... more »
September 16, 2010 11:28 AM
Karl has become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico after dumping heavy rains on the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm.
A hurricane warning was issued Thursday for Mexico's coast from Palma Sola to Cabo Rojo. Also, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast for... more »
September 15, 2010 8:38 AM
A strengthening Tropical Storm Karl is bearing down on the resort beaches of the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Karl's maximum sustained winds have increased to about 65 mph. Authorities have warned of heavy rains but have not yet ordered evacuations.
Hurricane Julia has become a Category... more »
September 14, 2010 8:57 AM
Hurricane Julia has formed far out over the Atlantic, becoming the fifth hurricane of the season.
Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so. The hurricane is located about 330 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands... more »
September 9, 2010 1:39 PM
The La Nina climate phenomenon is strengthening, increasing the likelihood an active hurricane season could get even busier.
The update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday comes as residents of Texas are cleaning up from the deluge of Tropical Storm Hermine, and Tropical Storm Igor is... more »
September 3, 2010 4:09 PM
Hurricane Earl is causing problems for Labor Day weekend travelers up and down the East Coast as it heads toward New England. Amtrak has suspended train service between New York and Boston until Saturday morning. The rail carrier had planned to stop service by 4:30 p.m. Friday, but trains were... more »
September 3, 2010 8:10 AM
Some parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks are flooded and without power following a visit from Hurricane Earl. But emergency officials say no injuries have been reported.
The Category 2 storm continues to push along the East Coast, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
Forecasters expect Earl... more »
September 2, 2010 1:34 PM
As Hurricane Earl churned toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina with top sustained winds near 140 mph, forecasters issued a hurricane warning much further up the coast Thursday for parts of Massachusetts, including Nantucket.
The center of Earl was about 300 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., around... more »
September 2, 2010 8:25 AM
As the most powerful storm to threaten the east coast in years bears down on the outer banks of North Carolina, tourists are fleeing for the mainland. But resolute residents are staying behind. Locals familiar with hurricanes say they are prepared to spend days stranded from the mainland.
Forecasters... more »
September 1, 2010 11:27 AM
A hurricane warning has been issued for the North Carolina coast as powerful Hurricane Earl approaches the East Coast.
A hurricane watch has been extended into Delaware.
Visitors have been taking ferries off Ocracoke Island and told to leave neighboring Cape Hatteras in North Carolina's Outer Banks, and... more »
August 30, 2010 8:23 AM
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could become a major, Category 3 hurricane today and make it all the way to Category 4 later in the week.
A hurricane warning has now been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and forecasters say residents from the Carolinas north... more »
August 26, 2010 8:22 AM
Hurricane Danielle is getting a little stronger in the open Atlantic as it heads toward Bermuda. Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Thursday to 105 mph and additional strengthening is expected.
Danielle is located about 860 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest near 16 mph.
Farther east in... more »
August 25, 2010 8:18 AM
Hurricane Danielle has strengthened a little as it swirls far out over the Atlantic.
After unexpectedly losing strength Tuesday, Danielle's maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday to near 85 mph. Additional strengthening is expected over the next two days.
The hurricane is located about 795 miles east of the... more »
August 24, 2010 8:29 AM
Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it churns far out over the Atlantic.
The hurricane has maximum sustained winds near 100 mph and could become a major hurricane by early tomorrow. Danielle is located about 1,110 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving... more »
August 23, 2010 9:17 AM
Tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico's coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger far out over the Atlantic.
On Monday, Mexico extended a tropical storm warning from west of Tecpan de Galeana to Zihuatanejo.... more »
August 9, 2010 11:15 AM
Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance.
The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend... more »