Hurricanes

Leo Sermiento, left, and Emilio Gutierrez, right, fill sandbags in preparation of a tropical system on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, on South Padre Island, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center to elevate its readiness level and is making state resources available for preparation and possible rescue and recovery actions amid forecasts a tropical storm will make landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
August 24, 2017 - 2:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane. The storm's maximum sustained winds had increased to near 45 mph (70 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said additional...
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Robert Cavanaugh buys plywood at The Home Depot to board up his windows ahead of a tropical storm on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center to elevate its readiness level and is making state resources available for preparation and possible rescue and recovery actions amid forecasts a tropical storm will make landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)
August 23, 2017 - 11:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Harvey drifted erratically toward the Texas Gulf Coast late Wednesday amid forecasts it could become a hurricane by landfall later this week, dumping heavy rain and raising the threat of flooding. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the tropical depression...
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Fishermen move their boats, normally moored in the Gulf of Mexico, onto a coastal road to protect them ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Franklin, in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. A strengthening Tropical Storm Franklin took aim at Mexico's central Gulf coast after a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula, with forecasts saying it would grow into a hurricane before making its second landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
August 10, 2017 - 9:38 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on a thinly populated part of Mexico's central Gulf coast early Thursday and began weakening as it pounded a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds. Franklin became the first hurricane of the Atlantic...
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Fishermen move their boats, normally moored in the Gulf of Mexico, onto a coastal road to protect them ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Franklin, in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. A strengthening Tropical Storm Franklin took aim at Mexico's central Gulf coast after a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula, with forecasts saying it would grow into a hurricane before making its second landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
August 10, 2017 - 5:11 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on Mexico's central Gulf coast early Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds. Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday...
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President Donald Trump turns to Vice President Mike Pence as they meets with emergency officials to discuss the hurricane season, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 04, 2017 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that states can count on his administration to dispense U.S. emergency funds efficiently. "We do it quickly. We do it effectively," Trump told reporters at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he and members of his Cabinet were getting...
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Andrew Kaczmarski, left, and brother Ed Kaczmarski said they were doing fine during the power outage on Hatteras Island on Friday, July 28, 2017. They had 18 people staying in a house. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 9:40 pm
A man-made power outage — not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. Cars lined up Friday to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island, after a mandatory evacuation order was announced...
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July 24, 2017 - 8:22 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hilary has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, but forecasters say the storm does not pose any imminent threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hilary is located about 345 miles (560 kilometers) south of Manzanillo and is moving to the west-northwest...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:34 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Fernanda has grown into a Category 2 storm off Mexico's west coast but does not pose any immediate threat to land as it heads farther out into the Pacific. The U.S National Hurricane Center forecasts that Fernanda will continue to strengthen and is likely to become a...
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July 08, 2017 - 10:47 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An intensifying Eugene grew into a hurricane Saturday night in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico but the storm was not expected to threaten land. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said that the storm's maximum sustained winds had risen to 80 mph (130 kph). It was...
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April 02, 2017 - 5:52 pm
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — Strong winds flipped a mobile home off its foundation Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards put the entire...
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