Hurricanes

The Washington Nationals play the New York Mets during the third inning of a baseball game at Citi Field Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 25, 2020 - 2:48 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SCHEDULE SHIFTS Pete Alonso and the Mets will be back in action for the first time since two members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The infections caused postponements of a game Thursday in Miami and the entire three-game...
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A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
August 24, 2020 - 12:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Marco began falling apart Monday, easing one threat to the Gulf Coast but setting the stage for the arrival of Laura as a potentially supercharged Category 3 hurricane with winds topping 110 mph (177 kph). The two-storm combination could bring a history-making...
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Construction workers continue Friday, January 31, 2020, repairing and cleaning up the Hurricane Harvey damaged home of Houston resident Lawrence Hester. Hester said he was unable to get help from a city program created to fix homes damaged during Harvey and had to endure hazardous living conditions for more than two years. He turned to a local nonprofit to fix his home. The city program has finished rebuilding less than 70 homes since beginning in January 2019. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
August 24, 2020 - 12:36 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Some Houston residents say they endured difficult, often hazardous living conditions while waiting months, even years for help from the city to fix flood-damaged homes after Hurricane Harvey. Sleeping in a closet because it was the only space that didn’t reek of mold. Dealing with...
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Mike Bartholemey places extra blocks under his recently dry docked shrimp boat, out of concern for strong winds, in Empire, La., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in advance of Hurricane Marco, expected to make landfall on the Southern Louisiana coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 23, 2020 - 11:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a potentially devastating hit from twin hurricanes as two dangerous storms swirled toward the U.S from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Officials feared a history-making onslaught of life-threatening winds and flooding along the coast,...
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August 23, 2020 - 7:06 pm
Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico was slowed Sunday by the approach of two storms that led companies to remove workers from more than 100 offshore platforms. The Interior Department said that based on company reports at midday, 114 platforms had been evacuated. That is 18% of the staffed...
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People protect themselves with plastic as Tropical Storm Laura passes through the area in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
August 23, 2020 - 1:52 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Marco became a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico Sunday on a path toward the Louisiana coast as Tropical Storm Laura killed at least seven people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Laura was headed over Cuba before its path likely took it to the same part of the U.S...
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A resident stands on the porch of his home flooded by rains caused by Tropical Storm Laura in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Laura began flinging rain across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Saturday morning and was expected to drench the Dominican Republic, Haiti and parts of Cuba during the day on its westward course. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
August 22, 2020 - 7:01 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean on Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while the other was pushing through the gap between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba. Tropical...
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This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Storm Laura in the North Atlantic Ocean, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Laura formed Friday in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters said it poses a potential hurricane threat to Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast. A second storm also may hit the U.S. after running into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. (NOAA via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 11:30 pm
Two newly formed tropical storms could become almost simultaneous threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast early next week. They could even get sucked into an odd dance around each other. Or they could fall apart as they soak the Caribbean and Mexico this weekend. Tropical storms Laura and Marco have such...
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Krishna Iyer wheels a barrow full of logs as cleanup continues at the Eastern Iowa Hindu Temple in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. According to Iyer, the temple sustained damage to a corner of the roof when a falling tree struck it following a deadly wind storm this past week. The building also had water damage. Iyer says the temple is home to 300-350 stable families and close to 1,000 people attend from the surrounding area. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 7:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The unusual wind storm that damaged farms, homes and cities across the Midwest this past week could offer lessons for forecasters and the public on how to better prepare for something that packed the power of a category 3 hurricane but lacked the days of warning a typical...
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August 13, 2020 - 5:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season. Josephine was located 865 miles (1,395 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands, according to the 5 p.m. advisory...
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