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August 28, 2019 - 1:58 pm
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced its first major test of emergency preparedness since the 2017 devastation of Hurricane Maria as Hurricane Dorian neared the U.S. territory on Wednesday at hurricane force — and forecasters said it could grow to Category...
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August 26, 2019 - 1:22 pm
By KELLI KENNEDY and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Several employees of a Florida nursing home have surrendered to face charges in connection with a power outage at a Florida nursing home that led to the deaths of 12 patients. Jim Cobb represents a former administrator...
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August 08, 2019 - 2:27 pm
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Government meteorologists say this year's hurricane season may be busier than initially expected now that summer's weak El Nino has faded away. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said Thursday the...
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July 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow — and epic — drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New...
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Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/MikeMareen)
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June 18, 2019 - 3:01 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Experts say that southeastern Virginia could suffer $40 billion in losses if it's struck by a major hurricane. Professors from Old Dominion University said in a recent report that the damages could seriously puncture the regional economy. The June 12 report said losses could...
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October 22, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or...
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October 12, 2018 - 12:30 pm
By RUSS BYNUM and BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue teams working through a ruined landscape found no signs of mass casualties during their initial "hasty search" afer Hurricane Michael, but Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday they still "do not know...
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October 12, 2018 - 11:54 am
Richmond, VA _ Virginia State Police report five deaths related to Tropical Storm Michael, and one person is still missing. Police report one confirmed drowning death in Charlotte County. Virginia State Police Aviation and Search and Recovery Team divers returned Friday morning to Mt. Harmony Road...
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October 10, 2018 - 2:37 pm
By JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press Eds: Adds historical background. With AP Photos. AP Video. PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of...
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October 08, 2018 - 8:50 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A tropical storm that rapidly formed off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has gained new strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane with an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, forecasts say. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an order for a...
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